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We have a number of courses designed to meet your needs

Watch this webinar for more information.  This is a recording of the Information Session presented at the SAG on 30 January 2020 (we apologise that the sound quality at the beginning is poor). 

Certificate in Genealogical Research

Learn with us – Certificate course

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. The Certificate course is not designed to teach you how to undertake genealogical research; 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 for a place in the Certificate course.

The course runs for 18 months and successful candidates must complete 8 components of work in that time. Entry is only open to financial members of the SAG and it is designed so that members who live outside of the Sydney area can participate. 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 in the link below. 

Certificate regulations

Applications for 2020 will be open from 1-28 February and are not accepted outside these dates. Potential students should be aware that the course is very popular and we do sometimes receive more applicants than we can accept.

2020 Applications

An Information Brochure about the 2020 course is available here

To apply for a place in the 2020 Certificate in Genealogical Research Certificate course you will need to complete an online application form.   As part of this application you will need to answer a short family history research question, so you need to download that document here before you begin the online application.  You should allow about 15-20 minutes to complete the application process, which you can begin here  Note you must complete this in one session, you cannot save the application and return to it later. 

Diploma in Family Historical Studies

Learn with us – Diploma course

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 History 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 within the previous two years.

The current Regulations (effective 13 December 2017) can be downloaded from the link below.

Dip FHS regulations

Applications for admission to the Diploma course in 2020 are open from 1 January - 28 February for those who successfully completed the Certificate course in 2018 or 2019. You can download the relevant application form here.

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