Designs, implements and administers record systems and related information services, to support efficient access, movement, updating, storage, retention and disposal of files and other organisational records.
Skill Level 1
Freedom of Information Officer
Caveats No caveats
Freedom of Information Officer
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Health Information Manager
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2299-13 Records Manager
Group: 2242 Archivists, Curators and Records Managers
Requirements for VETASSESS Skills Assessment
Records Manager is a Group B Occupation.
This occupation requires a qualification which is assessed as comparable to the
educational level an Australian Qualifications Framework (AGF) Bachelor or higher*.
If the qualification is in a highly relevant field to the occupation, then one year of highly
relevant, post-qualification employment is required. This must be within the past five
If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, three years of highly relevant, postqualification employment is required. This must be within the past five years.
This is reduced to two years if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF
Diploma level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is not post-qualification, then five additional years of relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant
employment within the past five years.
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a skill assessment.
AQF Bachelor or higher*
Records Managers often have qualifications in Information Management. Information
Management is the study of different methods and practices in information
management, the methods of selecting and organising information resources, and the
technology used in the storage, retrieval and dissemination of information.
Highly relevant fields of study would include:
developing record cataloguing, coding and classification
systems, and monitoring their use
managing the 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
training staff in the use of record management systems
extracting statistical and other data, based on the classification
of recorded information
assisting with surveys and other research requiring access to
conducting audits to identify missing records and arranging
searches to retrieve them
developing better practices in order to mitigate risk associated
with poor records keeping systems
developing records disposal schedules and monitoring their
processing requests under freedom of information legislation
developing disaster plans to make sure that the organisation
has the necessary information to continue functioning in the
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).