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Standards & Policy

Public Record Office Victoria sets standards for the efficient management of public records under Section 12 of the Public Records Act 1973. The standards apply to all records created by the Victorian Government and detail requirements for the creation, maintenance and use of these records.

Standards are based on seven essential recordkeeping activities:

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Documents are divided into the following colour-coded categories:

Standards: A set of principles that state a level of requirement.
Specifications: A detailed and exact set of measurable requirements which define the criteria for a Standard.
Guidelines: Explanatory notes to facilitate implementation of requirements.
Fact Sheets: A brief overview of a key Records Management concept.
Advices: Advice to Victorian agencies on current recordkeeping issues.
Forms: A tool to support the delivery of specifications, processes and procedures.
Endorsed Tools: PROV endorsed tools issued by other bodies which support the better management of Victorian public records.


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Recordkeeping Standards Framework

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