Executive Assistant Courses

Enquire Now

What does an Executive Assistant do?

Executive Assistants provide administrative support and secretarial services to senior managers and company executives. They usually work directly for one executive assisting them with correspondence, appointments, meetings, social media, and travel bookings.

As a Executive Assistant you’ll be in charge of your executive’s calendar, helping them manage their day productively and ensuring critical documents are in place. You’ll screen their calls, carry out background research before meetings, and sometimes represent them at official engagements when they cannot attend in person.

Executive Assistant Courses

There are 16 courses available for people who want to become a Executive Assistant.

Enquire Now

Find a course provider and check if you’re eligible for funding in your state.

Postcode:

Change

Enter your postcode

Most funding schemes have location requirements.

Enter

Residency:

Change

Are you an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand citizen, or eligible Visa holder?

Yes
 
No

Age:

Change

How old are you?

Some funding schemes have age requirements.

Enter

At School:

Change

Are you enrolled in high school?

Yes
 
No

Employed:

Change

Are you currently employed?

Yes
 
No

Course:

Change

Choose the course that you're interested in:

FAQs

How much do Executive Assistants earn?

In Australia, a starting salary for Executive Assistants is $1,432 per week ($74,464 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the role.

What are the job opportunities for Executive Assistants?

There are currently 52,500 Executive Assistants employed in Australia right now and this job has been in decline over the past 5 years. Executive Assistants work in all industries and employment sectors.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Executive Assistant?

Executive Assistants need highly developed business administration and organisational skills. They also need to be competent typists and able to use a broad range of software and social media applications. Get started with the Diploma of Business Administration and vendor certifications in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Graphic Design, and Digital Presentations.

Courses by Location

Learn more about Executive Assistant courses in your area.

Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Business Administration.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au