Diploma & Certificate courses

Certificate in Genealogical Research

The Certificate in Genealogical Research course was introduced in 2010.  This is undertaken over an 18 month period and requires successful completion of 8 components of work.  Candidates must be financial members of the SAG when undertaking the course and it has been designed so that members who live outside of the Sydney area can  participate.  Good internet access is important as all work is despatched and received by email. 

 You can find out more about the 2014 course by downloading the following:

  • Certificate Course in Genealogical Research - information brochure for 2014 - available here
  • Certificate in Genealogical Research - Regulations - click here
  • Application Form for 2014 Certificate in Genealogical Research - click here

.  2014 applications will only be accepted by email between 1-28 February 2014. 


Diploma in Family Historical Studies

Regulations for the Society's Diploma in Family Historical Studies changed effective for all new enrolments from 2010.  Completion of the Certificate course (as above) is required at a credit level of 75% or higher before application can be made to undertake the Diploma course.

You can find out more about the current Regulations (effective 1 January 2012) by downloading a copy of them here

Applications for admission to the Diploma course will be open until 31 March 2014 for those who successfully completed the Certificate coursre in 2012 or 2013.  If you wish to apply you need to complete the application form provided here and return it to the SAG prior to 31 March 2014.  Once accepted, you will then be asked to provide a synopsis of your proposed thesis for approval.  When this step has been completed a once-off fee of $660 (including GST) will be payable within one month. 

If you commence the course in 2014 your thesis will be due by 30 June 2015 and you will complete the associated examination in September-October of that year.