Monash University Indigenous Australian Archives Scholarship

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Monash University, the National Archives of Australia, the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) are offering a scholarship for people who identify as Indigenous Australians or Torres Strait Islanders to undertake a Masters degree or Graduate Diploma specialising in Electronic record keeping and Archives.

This scholarship initiative is linked to the Bringing Them Home report, which recommended that Indigenous Australian archivists be involved in archival projects that enable Indigenous Australian people to locate records and that scholarships should be provided for Indigenous Australian archivists who wish to gain professional qualifications.

One Monash University Indigenous Australian Archives Scholarship is to be offered again for semester 2, 2013 and semester 1, 2014.  This scholarship is a full equity scholarship for studies undertaken in the Caulfield School of Information Technology at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University. The degrees can be undertaken via on campus study or off campus learning and in full-time or part-time mode. Mentoring and internships will also be available for recipients of this scholarship.
Please contact the Faculty of Information Technology Admissions Officer for further details. 

The scholarship

The scholarship will cover the full cost of course fees for the Master of Business Information Systems, (MBIS), or Master of Business Information Systems Professional (MBIS Professional), or the Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management (GDIKM).  This will be split pro-rata over the semesters it takes to complete the course- full-time or part-time. The scholarship will also provide extra financial support under certain conditions.

The scholarship is funded by the National Archives of Australia, the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., Australian Computer Society and Caulfield School of Information Technology and the Faculty of Information Technology.

Selection criteria


Further Consideration Criteria

  • A genuine interest in record keeping and archiving.
  • Professional experience or prior study in this or a related discipline.
  • Employment in related archival projects.

There is no age limit specified for applicants.


Please complete an online application for one of the following degrees:

Master of Business Information Systems, or 
Master of Business Information Systems Professional, or the
Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management

If you prefer not to continue with the online application, you can apply by mail.

AND also download and complete the scholarship application form

Scholarship application closing date: Friday, 19th July 2013 for semester 2, 2013 entry.  Or Friday, 21st February 2014 for semester 1, 2014 entry.


Ms Martine Xavier
Manager Admissions & Student Services
Faculty Admissions Office
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University
PO Box 197
Caulfield East  VIC 3145

Tel: +61 3 9903 1996
Fax: +61 3 9903 2745