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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    KEYBOARD OPERATORS input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

      532111 Data Entry Operator
      532112 Machine Shorthand Reporter
      532113 Word Processing Operator


    Alternative Title:
      Data Processing Operator

    Operates a keyboard to input and transfer data into a computer for storage, processing and transmission.

    Skill Level: 4


    Records and reproduces the spoken word in court and parliamentary proceedings, television programming and for the deaf and hearing impaired using handwritten shorthand, stenotype shorthand machines, computer-assisted transcription software and sound recording equipment.

    Skill Level: 4


      Braille Transcriber
      Court Reporter
      Hansard Reporter
      Realtime Reporter


    Alternative Title:

    Operates a computer to type, edit and generate a variety of documents and reports.

    Skill Level: 4

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