Keyboard Operators (Data Entry Operator)

Snapshot

Keyboard Operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.

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Keyboard Operators (Data Entry Operator)
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
43,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$966
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • entering data and codes required to process information
  • retrieving, confirming and updating data in storage and keeping records of data input
  • taking verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines
  • transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreading and correcting copy
  • reading portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings on request of Judges and other officials
  • reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programming, and the deaf and hearing impaired
  • preparing reports, letters and similar material for publication and electronic transmission
  • sorting outgoing material and preparing documents for transmission

Job Titles

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Machine Shorthand Reporter
  • Word Processing Operator

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert III in Business Administration
  • Cert IV in Business Administration
  • Diploma of Business Administration

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