ANZSCO Code: 224211

Analyses and documents records, and plans and organises systems and procedures for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents.

Skill Level


  • Film Archivist
  • Legal Archivist
  • Manuscripts Archivist
  • Parliamentary Archivist


ANZSCO Code: 2242

ARCHIVISTS, CURATORS AND RECORDS MANAGERS develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.

Tasks Include
  • evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • preparing record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention and destruction of records
  • identifying and classifying specimens and objects, and arranging restoration work
  • examining items and arranging examinations to determine condition and authenticity
  • designing and revising medical record forms
  • managing organisations' central records systems
  • analysing the record-keeping needs of organisations, and translating these needs into record management systems
  • maintaining computerised and other record management systems and record forms, and advising on their usage
  • controlling access to confidential information, and recommending codes of practice and procedures for accessing records
  • developing record cataloguing, coding and classification systems, and monitoring their use