Records Management Fundamentals

Time:  9:30am to 4:30pm - over two days 

For: Records Management Officers and other Council Officers responsible for records management practices within Councils.

Course Overview:
This two-day course will provide participants with an awareness and understanding of records management concepts, practices and issues relating to Local Government.
Participants attending this course will gain an understanding of the:

  • Standards and legislation relating to the management of records
  • Practices required to manage and maintain Council records, including:
    • Classification and File Creation
    • Disposal GDS20, GDS21, GDS32
    • Destruction of Temporary Records – self authorisation
    • Management of Permanent Retention Records
    • Electronic Records Management
    • Privacy and Access
The course will provide hands-on, informative, practical training and will enable participants to engage with officers from other Councils who are facing similar issues.
Wendy Fewsdale has extensive experience in the records management industry, working in both local and state government spheres and the private sector. She has both the practical experience gained by working as a records manager within local government, strategic experience as an advisor and records management consultant for State Records of South Australia and as a private consultant in her own business.
As a trainer and educator, Wendy has developed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate tutorials for the School of Communication and Information. She has also developed and delivered Certificate III and IV Business (Recordkeeping), training courses and presentations for State Records of South Australia, private sector and government clients, seminars and conferences and is an experienced HP TRIM and Objective Electronic Document and Records Management System trainer.
Wendy has attained Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Business (Recordkeeping) and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 “for services to government in the field of records management”.