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Administration Officer

Support the day-to-day operation of an organisation by performing administrative tasks.

What's it like to be an Administration Officer?

Administration Officers provide essential support to organisations and are responsible for administrative tasks ranging from facilitating meeting invitations to regular reporting.

Administration Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Managing office supplies stock and placing orders.
  • Preparing regular reports on expenses and office budgets.
  • Maintaining and updating company databases.
  • Organising and maintaining filing systems, managing document control.
  • Answering queries by employees and clients.
  • Updating office policies and communicating them to the wider team.
  • Maintaining individual, team and company calendars and scheduling appointments.
  • Preparing and formatting documents, reports and presentations.
  • Managing office supplies, negotiating prices and placing orders.
  • Preparing regular financial and administrative reports.
  • Booking meeting rooms, printing and photocopying.
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Sometimes assigned to one person or team, sometimes part of a wider administrative team, Administration Officers can support different numbers of people depending on the size of the organisation and their level of ability.

What can I earn as an Administration Officer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Administration Officer is between $50k and $60k
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How to become an Administration Officer


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Formal qualifications are not required to become an Administration Officer, but they may improve your business skills and increase your job prospects.

  1. Consider completing a Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) or a Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) through a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
  2. Alternatively, consider completing higher-level qualifications with a Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) or a Bachelor of Business with a major in Business Administration.

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Certificate III in Business Administration

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to complete a range of administrative roles across a range of contexts.
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Diploma of Business Administration

This qualification prepares you to work in various administrative roles including as an administration manager or office manager.
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Certificate IV in Business Administration

With this qualification you will develop your administrative skills and learn to provide leadership and guidance to others.

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How do Administration Officers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 66 Administration Officers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.2
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
4.0

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Aug 2019
It can sometimes be a thankless job, but it is amazing and I would never change a thing about working in Administration.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Registered Training Organization
The good things
The good things about working in Administration is the diversity of the Role, learning many aspects of an office environment . The more you put into your position the more rewarding it can be , I hav...
The challenges
The challenges are multiple personalities in an office environment, it is imports to always remember we are all different and everyone can have outside issues in their lives so never assume everything...
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Aug 2019
Administration Support is great if you manage your time well and know your strengths.
Reviewer's Qualification
Associate Degree in Business Administration
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Administration Support
The good things
Management are supportive and training is thorough.
The challenges
Communicating. Understanding the tasks and desired outcomes.
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Working hours for Administration Officers

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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Administration Officers?

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National increase over next 5 years *
0.3%
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