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.
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You usually need a formal qualification in record keeping or other relevant field to work as a Records Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Records Managers.
- 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.
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