Typist

Typists operate a computer to type, edit and generate a variety of documents and reports.

Overview

Typists operate a computer to type, edit and generate a variety of documents and reports.

Day-to-day

  • operates a computer to type a variety of documents
  • proof-reads and corrects copy
  • transcribes information from audio equipment
  • prepares reports, letters and similar material for publication and electronic transmission
  • sorts outgoing material and prepares documents for transmission
  • may take shorthand and do limited, routine clerical work.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Typist

  • You can work as a Typist 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, secretarial and clerical studies or information technology.

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