Introduction to Managing Business Records in Local Government

In person
Tuesday, 6 August, 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007

$595.00 (plus GST)

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Records Management is core to the effective function of Western Australian government business. Information is a corporate asset which allows a Local Government to make informed decisions, provide evidence of actions taken and be accountable to the community for its operations.

One of the most important components is ensuring that a record keeping system is compliant with the State Records Act 2000 (the Act) together with the core principles from the State Records Office. This course will introduce participants to best practice procedures and provide an understanding of the core regulatory documents including the Act AS ISO Standard 15489 Records Management and standards developed by the State Records Office.

The Act requires all agencies to develop a recordkeeping plan (RKP) outlining how they will comply with the standards and principles. Practical tips on how to manage Local Government records in line with these documents will be provided together with the concepts of the records lifecycle. Participants will be provided with the concepts in managing records from creation to destruction or permanent archive. 

Participants are required to bring the following documents with them:

  • Recordkeeping Policy
  • Recordkeeping Plan
  • Keywords for Council or Subject list
  • General Disposal Authority for Local Government (DA 2015-001/01)

Target Audience

Records Officers or Records Managers new to Local Government, or Officers who are required to relieve in a Records Officer position.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand why recordkeeping is an essential business function within Local Government;
  • Recognise key Recordkeeping resources.
  • Identify the elements of a recordkeeping program.
  • Understand the importance of a Recordkeeping Plan.
  • Discover and Understand the Classification Scheme - Keyword for Councils.
  • Skills and Knowledge to establish and complete a Disposal Program for your organisation to ensure compliance with General Disposal Authority for Local Government. 

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Dates Delivery Method Duration Fees Register
Tuesday, 6 August 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$595.00 (plus GST)

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Monday, 2 Dec 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$595.00 (plus GST)

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