1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2529-11 Historian

Researches the history of human activity and prepares accounts of findings.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • undertakes research into the history of human activity
  • assembles historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials
  • organises and evaluates data on the basis of authenticity and significance
  • prepares and presents findings
  • advises individuals, institutions and commercial organisations on historical matters
  • assist with the setting up and supervision of museums and exhibitions
  • may trace historical development within restricted fields of research such as economics, sociology or philosophy
  • may prepare and deliver history lectures and conduct tutorials

Art Historian
Cultural Historian
Economic Historian
Geographical Historian

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