Data Entry Operator

Also known as Data Processing Operator.
Operates a keyboard to input and transfer data into a computer for storage, processing and transmission.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $40,210
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,700

What does a Data Entry Operator do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology