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Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

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Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts

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Archivists, Curators and Records Managers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
6,900
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1313
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • preparing record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention and destruction of records
  • identifying and classifying specimens and objects, and arranging restoration work
  • examining items and arranging examinations to determine condition and authenticity
  • designing and revising medical record forms
  • managing organisations' central records systems
  • analysing the record-keeping needs of organisations, and translating these needs into record management systems
  • maintaining computerised and other record management systems and record forms, and advising on their usage
  • controlling access to confidential information, and recommending codes of practice and procedures for accessing records
  • developing record cataloguing, coding and classification systems, and monitoring their use

Job Titles

  • Archivist
  • Gallery or Museum Curator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Records Manager

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Diploma of Library and Information Services

University

  • Bachelor of Information Studies

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