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What does an Office Assistant do?

Office Assistants (also known as clerks) provide administrative support to a team of professionals. They assist with typing, filing, opening and distributing mail, photocopying, and faxing — plus distributing office correspondence (reports, letters, and brochures).

As an Office Assistant you’ll be expected to know everything about the office including the location of files. You could be asked to fix the photocopier, grab coffees and the occasional lunch order, or reformat a company document. You’ll sometimes be answering the phone and responding to front desk enquiries.

Office Assistant Courses

There are 15 courses available for people who want to become a Office Assistant.

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How much do Office Assistants earn?

In Australia, a full time Office Assistant generally earns $1,073 per week ($55,796 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 industry.

What are the job opportunities for Office Assistants?

There are currently 282,400 Office Assistants employed in Australia right now and this job role grew very strongly over the last 5 years. Office Assistants work in all industries and employment sectors, often employed by big business and government organisations.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Office Assistant?

You can get started as an Office Assistant with the Certificate III in Business Administration (keyboarding and basic admin skills) or the Certificate IV in Business (presentation and writing skills). These courses take 6-12 months to complete. Vendor qualifications in various Microsoft and Adobe Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator) may also be helpful.

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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