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Business Administrator

Support business objectives by coordinating and carrying out business and administrative tasks.

What's it like to be a Business Administrator?

Business Administrators are responsible for supporting a business with organisation, scheduling, coordination and records management.

Business Administrator

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing documents, presentations and communications on behalf of the team or company.
  • Managing diaries and booking rooms for conferences, client workshops, networking events, travel and training.
  • Processing expense claims and tracking receipts.
  • Preparing meeting rooms, including creating and circulating an agenda, taking minutes, providing refreshments and ensuring facilities are suitable.
  • Providing customer service over phone, email and post.
  • Ordering office supplies and managing stock control.
  • Filing documents, records management and bookkeeping.
  • Printing, binding and collation of proposals and presentations.
  • Assisting on bids and tenders, from coordination to publishing.
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Tasked with creating and maintaining order, Business Administrators need to be proactive, able to think on their feet and have a high degree of interpersonal effectiveness. They also need to be flexible, good communicators, have strong time management skills and an ability to maintain high productivity.

What can I earn as a Business Administrator?

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How to become a Business Administrator


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Business Administrators don’t need specific qualifications, but they may be an advantage when seeking employment.

  1. Consider completing a Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) or Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40120) through a TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation. This course will prepare you for administrative roles and carrying out office tasks.
  2. To further your skills, consider completing a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120), which will develop your skills in project work and managing teams.
  3. If you want to pursue a career in office management or business administration, consider enrolling in and completing a Bachelor degree.

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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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Bachelor of Arts

This qualification gives you broad skills and knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation to get you started in your career.
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Latest Business Administrator reviews

Latest reviews from 10 Business Administrators surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Business administration is a fun job! There is always some people that won’t understand you’re in training but overall such a good industry
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate II in Business (Sales)
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Administration
The good things
Bring a trainee means you’re never wrong & everyone is always wanting to help you!
The challenges
Having people not understand you’re in training
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Oct 2018
Administration is good for those will good typing skills, high communication skills and ability to multitask
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business Administration
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Administration
The good things
I was working as a business administrator for over 5 years but resigned last month. I would recommend becoming an administrator in a government organisation as you will be paid properly and enjoy bene...
The challenges
When I was in my role challenges at my company were being under staffed constantly, under paid and also lumped with work from other departments. This company was not a government company though, so w...
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