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Clerk

Perform a variety of administrative tasks in an office setting.

What's it like to be a Clerk?

Clerks are employed by organisations to perform general administrative duties. They ensure the administrative functions of an organisation run smoothly and perform a variety of tasks which may vary depending on the industry in which they are employed.

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Clerks have strong administrative skills and an eye for detail. They work with paper documents, computer software and office equipment such as printers and photocopiers. They work in offices in most major industries including legal, medical, public administration, education, financial services and insurance.

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You can work as a Clerk without formal qualifications; however, a relevant qualification will provide you with key skills and knowledge. Strong computer and administrative skills are essential. Some training may be provided in the workplace.

  1. Complete a relevant qualification such as the Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) or Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515). Vocational qualifications specialising in business administration for fields such as legal, medical, education and human resources are also available if you have a specific industry of interest.
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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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Certificate III in Business

With this certificate you will gain the skills needed for entry level roles across a range of industry sectors.

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Bachelor of Science

Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.

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Latest Clerk reviews

Latest reviews from 10 Clerks surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
Clerks sector is an average job not very rewarding wouldnt work their as a life job/career
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Art (Graphic Design)
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Transcribing Legal Documents
The good things
Some of the benefits for working as an office clerk is that you get to work in a office/corporate environment which can be good to form new connections or meet new peoppe most workplaces have aircondi...
The challenges
Meeting Office KPI targets can sometimes be difficult depending on the type of work you are doing some systems of KPI management in quite a lot of new businesses in this role have unrealistic goals bu...
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Aug 2019
Some people might think reconciliation is boring but I like it because it’s challenging.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of ECommerce
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Administration
The good things
Investigating the very old outstanding transactions in company book (before I started the role) that is very challenging. When it’s solved, I felt happy and successful.
The challenges
Insisted, never give up and always prepare to
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