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Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) provides two FREE online training modules to help Victorian agency staff to better understand their recordkeeping responsibilities. See below for more information on each module. Both courses are now available through the PROV eLearning portal.


Recordkeeping Essentials online training module

PROV's first elearning module Recordkeeping Essentials is available for all employees of Victorian agencies (including contractors and volunteers) with responsibilities under the Public Records Act 1973. Its aim is to increase awareness and improve understanding of your recordkeeping obligations at work.


Digital Recordkeeping online training module

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Digital Recordkeeping eLearning module, launched 1 May 2023.

This new training provides a high-level look at the requirements around digital recordkeeping. While linking closely to PROV Standards, it has been developed with a view that those outside of the records profession can pick up and gain a basic understanding of requirements, where to start and what to look at.

The module will assist public offices in their journey to recognise and manage digital records lawfully, and to support all staff with responsibilities for managing business information systems and processes. It has been divided into five fundamentals or micro-credentials, focusing on the digital environment to allow users to pick and choose what areas are of interest or value. A Digital Recordkeeping Certificate will be issued upon completion of all five credentials.


Creating a profile

If you create a profile (username and password) and do not receive an email confirming your enrolment, please check your junk mail or spam folder. Some participants may not receive their confirmation email if it is blocked by agency mail servers. We monitor the registrations throughout the day and confirm manually. If you still can't login after 24 hours using the login and password you created when registering please contact


Externally provided training

PROV does not conduct training sessions about general records management concepts or the recordkeeping standards. However, there are training courses available from or endorsed by archival and records management professional bodies.

See Records and Information Management Practitioners Alliance Global (RIMPA Global) or Australian Society of Archivists for further information.



Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples