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Archivist

Archivists analyse and document records, and plan and organise systems and procedures for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents.

Overview

Archivists analyse and document records, and plan and organise systems and procedures for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents.

Day-to-day

  • evaluates and preserves records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • prepares record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention and destruction of records
  • identifies and classifies specimens and objects, and arranges restoration work
  • examines items and arranges examinations to determine condition and authenticity.

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To become an Archivist

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in records, archives, librarianship and corporate management or a related postgraduate degree to work as an Archivist. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

    Take a Certificate III in Recordkeeping

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