IRIS Consulting Group

Records Disposal

IRIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Event outline

Who should attend
Records officers, administration officers or Information Managers with responsibility for records management.

Course Objective
This practical course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to establish a Disposal Program for their organisation. 

Course Outcomes
On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with relevant disposal authorities or Retention and Disposal Schedules;
  • Apply the disposal authority to active and inactive records, using appraisal techniques;
  • Review records designated for destruction and obtain authorisation for destruction;
  • Resentencing records when disposal authorities are updated;
  • Plan and implement a regular program of disposal;
  • Prepare records designated as State Archives for transfer to State Records Office;
  • Apply disposal decisions at the time of creation of a file;
  • Broadly discuss the GDA for Source Records, where relevant.
  • Identify storage options for active and inactive records;
  • Assess storage conditions for various storage media;
  • Pack storage boxes for efficient future disposal.

Items Required by Participant
Local Government
General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records 
General Disposal Authority for Source Records 
Please also bring 6 files - 3 closed and 3 open, which should be 1-2cm thick. Do NOT bring 'property' related files, rather 'subject' related files*

State Government
General Disposal Authority for State Government Information 
Departments own Functional Schedule
General Disposal Authority for Source Records 
Please also bring 6 files - 3 closed and 3 open, which should be 1-2cm thick.

*If you are unable to bring files because you operate in a completely electronic environment or because your internal policy forbids the removal of files from your premises, then you may substitute a contents list of the file, with a minimum of 20-30 documents.  This should include details of what the document is about as well as other metadata such as sender, date received etc.

IRIS now offers an Online Records Management Basics. Use this link to see this and our other online courses.  More courses will be added in the near future.

Dates & registration

Wed 30 Oct 2019 Perth (Metro)

8:30 am start to 4:00 pm close
State Library of WA-25 Francis St Perth WA 6000-Pibara Room-
$265 00 per person Inc GST

Natalie Lane
08 9200 6250

Provider information

IRIS Consulting Group is a multi-disciplinary team with expertise spanning the information and records management sphere which is incorporated into our broad range of training courses and consultancy services.