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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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Administration Officer roles in AUS were typically advertised between $50k and $65k over the last 3 months.
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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 (BSB30120) or a Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40120) through a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
  2. Alternatively, consider completing higher-level qualifications with a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) 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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Latest Administration Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 317 Administration Officers surveyed on SEEK
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Mar 2021
Administration though challenging can be varied and interesting
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Health research
The good things
The interaction with other employees is a positive thing, especially when they share knowledge of the job. It also helps when undergoing group training to have repour and a friendly relationship with ...
The challenges
Some of the same things that are positive about administration, can also be a challenge, for example, learning new technology and worrying about being across it enough to do your job effectively. Your...
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Mar 2021
I feel satisfaction in knowing I am relied on to do things without being told. My confidence is great!
Reviewer's Qualification
Associate Degree in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Facilities management
The good things
My mornings always start with the same thing which is sending an email to all staff notifying them of everyone's movements for the day. This activity gets me into the rhythm of my day. No 2 days are t...
The challenges
A lot of the work I am asked to do ie quotes for building repairs, new photocopy machines etc is time consuming and I send my manager a complete report of all the details but then I very rarely hear b...
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