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We have a number of long-form courses designed to meet your needs
Please see the attached brochure regarding these courses: 2022 online courses
Applications for our August start of our next Certificate in Genealogical Research are here: https://www.sag.org.au/event-4540732
Applications for our 2023 cohort of Diploma in Family Historical Studies will be available later in the year.
The next iteration of our Family History Fundamentals course starts on 12 April 2022: https://www.sag.org.au/event-4603434
If you are not yet a member of the Society, please consider joining to be a part of our community of family historians: https://www.sag.org.au/join-us
We’ve been running a Certificate in Genealogical Research course since 2010. Designed to help members improve their research, analysis and writing skills, this course must be successfully completed before you can enrol in our Diploma in Family Historical Studies. You are expected to already have a good working knowledge of family history and have been researching for a minimum of three years before applying. The course runs for 12 months and successful candidates must complete 8 components of work in that time (assessments and an online examination).Certificate regulations
Applications for 2022 are open - there will be 2 cohorts in 2022 - you can either start the course in February or August.
Enrolment for August 2022 cohort via: https://www.sag.org.au/event-4540732
See this link for further information: on the 2022 cohorts.
Once a member has completed the Certificate in Genealogical Research they may like to take their studies further by enrolling in our Diploma in Family Historical Studies. The Diploma has been running since 1974 and enrolment is open to any member who completes the Certificate course at a credit level of 75% or higher (it is also no longer the case that this needs to be completed within the previous two years).
The current Regulations can be downloaded from the link below.Dip FHS regulations
Applications for admission to the Diploma course in 2022 are were from 11 January - 28 February 2022 for those who successfully completed the Certificate course in prior years. The application form for our 2022 intake is available from this link which is an indication for requirements for the next (2023) intake). Past thesis can be viewed in the Library (search the Library catalogue Thesis/A6/).
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The Society of Australian Genealogists is not currently registered with government regulators as a higher education provider. Courses, including our Certificate and Diploma are non-accredited and do not at this time result in the award of a qualification recognised with the Australian Qualifications Framework. We do however, constantly review and adapt our courses in line with both the practices and standards of genealogical education given our extensive sector experience and with governance through a Diploma and Certificate Committee and the Society’s Board .
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