1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2299-15 Archivist

Plans and organises systems and procedures for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • evaluates and preserves records for legal, administrative, evidential, historical and other purposes
  • prepares record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention or destruction of records
  • assesses records maintained by organisations and individuals and negotiates for their transfer to archival custody
  • directs processes for the cataloguing, conservation, restoration and destruction of records
  • administers access provisions laid down by legislation, organisational regulations and depositors' directions
  • selects documents for reproduction, publication and display
  • provides policy and technical advice on the management of records
  • may assist users in the interpretation of record-keeping systems
  • may direct the activities of library and conservation staff
  • may participate in staff supervision, selection and training

Film Archivist
Manuscripts Archivist

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