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Implementing a Retention and Disposal Authority for Local Government Records

Course information

Learner profile | Course outcomes | Course content | Course schedule | Length | Price | To register

This course provides participants with information on how to use the General retention and disposal authority: local government records (GA39), appropriate methods of storage and destruction of records and how to prepare records for transfer to State Records as State archives. Participants will take part in case studies and practical sessions which will reinforce the use of the general authority and explain the procedures for transferring records.

Learner profile

Designed for people working in local government whose work involves using the General retention and disposal authority: local government records (GA39) and preparing records for transfer to State Records.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course participants should understand the development and content of the General retention and disposal authority: local government records and the fundamental elements and activities of records disposal:

  • implementing the General retention and disposal authority: local government records
  • sentencing records
  • managing archival records
  • transferring records
  • destruction of records, and
  • documentation.

Course content

Interpreting and implementing the General retention and disposal authority: local government records

  • structure and layout of the General retention and disposal authority: local government records
  • using the General retention and disposal authority: local government records

Sentencing records and exercise

  • sentencing issues
  • sentencing exercise

Establishing a record culling program

  • establishing a regular culling program
  • activities and skills required for records culling

Case studies

  • examining a number of records case studies

Managing archival records

  • different models for managing archival records
  • principles of managing archival records

Transfer procedures and exercise

Storage

  • requirements for storage of State records

Destruction

  • requirements that must be met before State records are destroyed
  • principles and methods of destruction and documentation requirements

Course schedule for 2014

  • 27 February - Western Sydney Records Centre (Kingswood)
  • 15 May - Nowra
  • 12 August - Queens Square, Sydney
  • 1 September - Lismore
  • 16 October - Queens Square, Sydney

Length

1 day; 9.00am - 4.00pm

Price

$360 (includes GST). Discounts available.

To register

Go to www.records.com.au or call Recordkeeping Innovation on (02) 9267 3700.

Note: This course is delivered on State Records' behalf by Recordkeeping Innovation. All training, enrolment processing and invoicing is carried out by Recordkeeping Innovation.

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