The Certificate in Genealogical Research course was introduced in 2010 and is designed to help students improve their research analysis and writing skills. It is not intended to be a course which teaches you how to undertake genealogical research and applicants are expected to have a good working knowledge of family history and to have been researching family history for a minimum of three years before they apply.
The course 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 in it. Good internet access is important as all work is distributed and submitted by email.
The current course Regulations (as at 9 December 2015) are available here.
Applications for 2019 will be open from 1-28 February. Applications are not accepted at other times and potential applicants should be aware that the course is extremely popular and is often over subscribed.
An Information Brochure about the 2019 course is available here.
To apply for a place in the 2019 Certificate in Genealogical Research Certificate course, you will need to complete an online application form. Part of this requires you to answer a short genealogical research question which is based on a newspaper cutting. Download the newspaper article here BEFORE you commence the application form, which you will find here. Once you begin the application you can go back and review your answers but you can't save the application and come back to it later, so make sure you allow about 20-30 minutes to complete the form and question.