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  • Skilled Occupation PROFESSIONALS Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals > Information and Organisation Professionals Archivists, Curators and Records Managers Archivist


      Analyses and documents records, and plans and organises systems and procedures for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents.

      Skill Level: 1


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    Average Income:
    The average salary for an Archivist is $ 66,991 for male employees and $ 73,325 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 56.3 Females: 45.2 Persons: 48.3
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2242 Archivists curators and records managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Archivist categories in Group B.

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    Archivist job description, duties and education requirements


      ARCHIVISTS, CURATORS AND RECORDS MANAGERS develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Tasks Include:
      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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