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Data Entry Operators operate a keyboard to input and transfer data into computers for storage, processing and transmission.


  • enters data and codes required to process information
  • retrieves, confirms and updates data in storage and keeps records of data input
  • takes verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines
  • transcribes information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreads and corrects copy.


  • stressful.

To become a Data Entry Operator

  • You can work as a Data Entry Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as business management, accounting, information technology or secretarial and clerical studies.

    Take a Certificate III in Business Administration

Skills employers are looking for

  • Data Entry

  • Communication Skills

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Office

  • Computer Literacy

  • Typing

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