Designing and Developing a Thesaurus

Course Objective

To provide participants with knowledge to design and develop a Thesaurus, including conducting preliminary investigations, reviewing business activities and identifying requirements of an organisation.

Course Outcome

  • Participants will acquire the knowledge to design and develop a Thesaurus

Course Content

  • Role and Function of a Thesaurus
  • Preliminary investigation – role of the organisation, legislative requirements, etc.
  • Review and analysis of business activity (functions, activities, transactions)
  • Identification of requirements
  • Identification of unique functions / activities
  • Draft grouping of terms and scope notes
  • Draft compilation
  • Importance of user feedback and
  • Final product


The course is conducted in a classroom facilitator lead format with interactive questioning and group work activities. Exercise in developing a series of two or three Thesaurus terms (functions / activities for sample records) including developing scope notes and non preferred terms, etc. There will be a written test at the close of the session. The course is conducted with a minimum of 5 participants.


1 day

Who should attend?

People new to the industry who would benefit from training covering records management principles.


$400 per person (plus GST) with all course material supplied.
Price subject to change without notification.