Archivist - ANZSCO 224211


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

Skill Level



1. Film Archivist
2. Legal Archivist
3. Manuscripts Archivist
4. Parliamentary Archivist

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

2299-15 Archivist

Occupation Lists

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
2. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
3. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 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maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.


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

Skill Level

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).

Occupations in this Group

1. 224211 Archivist
2. 224212 Gallery or Museum Curator
3. 224213 Health Information Manager
3. 224214 Records Manager