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Records Managers design, implement and administer record systems and related information services, to support efficient access, movement, updating, storage, retention and disposal of files and other organisational records.


  • manages organisations' central records systems
  • analyses the record-keeping needs of organisations, and translates these needs into record management systems
  • maintains computerised and other record management systems and record forms, and advises on their usage
  • controls access to confidential information, and recommends codes of practice and procedures for accessing records
  • develops record cataloguing, coding and classification systems, and monitoring their use.

To become a Records Manager

  • You can work as a Records Manager without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in recordkeeping or another related field may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate III in Recordkeeping

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Document Management

  • Record Keeping

  • Planning

  • Research

  • Project Management

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