Operates a keyboard to input and transfer data into a computer for storage, processing and transmission.
Data Processing Operator
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 5321 Keyboard Operators
input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.
entering data and codes required to process information
retrieving, confirming and updating data in storage and keeping records of data input
taking verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines
transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreading and correcting copy
reading portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings on request of Judges and other officials
reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programming, and the deaf and hearing impaired
preparing reports, letters and similar material for publication and electronic transmission
sorting outgoing material and preparing documents for transmission
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.