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Executive Assistant Courses

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.

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Popular Executive Assistant Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Executive Assistant.

BSB30120
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FNS30317
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within business administration. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.