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. 

An Information Brochure about the 2015 course is available here

The current course Regulations (as at March 2014) are available here

Applications for 2015 were open from 1-28 February and are now closed.


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 12 March 2014) by downloading a copy of them here

Applications for admission to the Diploma course will be open until 31 March 2015 for those who successfully completed the Certificate coursre in 2013 or 2014.  If you wish to apply you need to complete the application form provided here and return it to the SAG prior to 31 March 2015.  This should include 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 2015 your thesis will be due by 30 June 2016 and you will complete the associated examination in September-October of that year.