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​Tasmanian Government Information Management Framework

The Office of the State Archivist (OSA) is leading the development of an Information Management Framework for the Tasmanian Government. The Framework identifies and defines the various components which contribute to effective information management.

For more information, see the Tasmanian Government Information Management Framework - Overview.

The Framework is aligned to whole of government strategies and policy issued by the Digital Strategy and Services Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet, including Our Digital Future Strategy, and the Tasmanian Government Cybersecurity Policy.

The Framework includes Standards and Implementation Tools. When we release drafts, we publish them on our Exposure Drafts page.

How Are Our Publications Developed? explains the differences between policies, standards and toolkits in our Framework, how we develop and review publications, and how we consult with our stakeholders. We welcome your suggestions, recommendations and contributions for toolkits, particularly local case studies.

If you are have problems opening any of the forms or template on this page, please email

​Tasmanian Government Information Management Framework
​Implementation Tools
Endorsed Resources
Cybersecurity Standards (link) issued to support implementation of the Cybersecurity Policy describe the minimum requirements for security domains that each agency will implement to ensure that a baseline cybersecurity posture is in place across Government.

10 Tips for Cyber Security (Cyber Security NSW)

The Information and Records Management Standard describes the minimum requirements for managing information and records throughout their lifecycle.

The Information and Records Management Standard - Summary is a one-page high-level summary of requirements from this Standard.

The Information and Records Management Standard - Overview provides information about Guidelines this Standard has replaced.

Information and Records Management Toolkit:

Appraisal Statement for State records required as State Archives 

(NEW)Council Records - Advice for Councillors

Dealing with Legacy Records

Disposal Schedules

Identifying Recordkeeping Requirements in Legislation

Identifying Records that Have Value as Artefacts (Fact Sheet)

Information Classification Tools (Fact Sheet)

Legal Admissibility of Records (Fact Sheet)

Keep the Knowledge – Make a Record (Fact Sheet)

Managing records in M365 

Managing Social Media Records (FAQs)

Records of Collaboration Tools (FAQs)

Templates and Forms

Incident Notification (Form)

Intention to Develop a Disposal Schedule (Form)

Policy for Information and Records Management (Template)

Register of Records Destroyed (Template)

Transfer Exemption (Form)

Transfer of Ownership (Form)

AS/ISO 15489-1: 2017

Capability Framework (National Archives of Australia)

Disaster Resources (The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material)

Emergency Pocket Response Plan (Council of State Archivists)

Functional Requirements for M365 (CAARA)

Guidelines for handling, preparing and digitising archival paper and printed materials (National Archives of Australia)

Information Matters video (National Archives of Australia)

Preservation Services (National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)

Preserving Information (National Archives of Australia)

The Information Security Classification Standard (draft) describes information security classification standards.
​Information Security Toolkit:
Data Breaches: Prepare-Prevent-Respond-Recover (draft)

Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework: Sensitive and Classified Information (Attorney-General's Department, Commonwealth of Australia)

Australian Government Information Security Manual ISM (Australian Cyber Security Centre)

The Physical Storage Technical Standard describes minimum storage requirements for State records. This includes records held in the custody of government organisations, as well as those outsourced to commercial providers. It covers all types of physical storage media.

Commercial providers seeking certification as Approved Secondary Storage Providers (ASSP) will be assessed against this Standard.

The Physical Storage Technical Standard - Overview provides information about which Guidelines this Standard has replaced.

Physical Storage Toolkit:

Approved Secondary Storage Providers

Templates and Forms

Pre-inspection Checklist for Secondary Storage Providers (Form)

Collections Care Manual (Western Australian Museum.12 short videos, transcripts and digitised edition of Conservation and Care of Collections.)

The Digitisation Toolkit helps you digitise and preserve your high-value, high-risk information.

Using this toolkit will help you meet reproduction standards so you can destroy original or source records.
(NEW)Digitisation Toolkit:

Digitisation Technical Standard for  Permanent Paper Records 

Digitisation FAQs

Plan before you scan

Sustainable Digital File Formats (CAARA)  

Digital Preservation Handbook, 2nd Edition (Digital Preservation Coalition)

The Destruction Methods Technical Standard describes destruction methods of records and will support the other Standards. (Exposure draft due 2022)

Templates and Forms

Register of Records Destroyed (Template)

Australian Government Information Security Manual ISM (Australian Cyber Security Centre)

​The Metadata Standard describes metadata requirements for information and records.

​The Information Asset Standard describes how to use information asset registers to help you manage your high-risk, high-value information assets.
Last Update: July 2022