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Office Administrator

A career for those who are well-organised and good communicators.

What's it like to be an Office Administrator?

Office Administrators carry out various functions within an office environment to ensure the administrative duties required by the employer are carried out smoothly. The role and duties vary widely depending on the organisation, but Office Administrators tend to be well-organised and good communicators.

Office Administrator

Tasks and duties

  • Help with office communication, which may include answering and making phone calls and maintaining correspondence.
  • Coordinate space and office organisation.
  • Purchase and manage office supplies and equipment.
  • Greet visitors that come to the office; direct and help resolve information requests that come through reception.

What can I earn as an Office Administrator?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Office Administrator is between $45k and $55k
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How to become an Office Administrator


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There are no formal training requirements to become an Office Administrator. As Office Administrators perform a wide variety of roles that are often specific to different organisations, there is often a significant amount of on-the-job training.

  1. There are a number of vocational courses that develop business skills including the Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) and Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515).
  2. Additional study may help you move up in the industry. There are a number of courses that will help you expand your skillset and knowledge, for example, Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415).

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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 Office Administrators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 27 Office Administrators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
3.7
Career progression opportunities
2.9
Job security
3.7
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
3.6

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Aug 2019
Being an Office Administrator can be full on, but I love its diversity and the opportunity to chat to everyone in the business and have really grown my career through positions like these.
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Procurement
The good things
An Office Administrator role sounds like a vague and ambiguous title, however, the role itself is full of diverse responsibilities that help you understand how a business functions in its entirety and...
The challenges
The challenges of a role like an Office Administrator one, actually bounce off of the benefits. Because you are the liaison between different departments, you can sometimes get overwhelmed with work a...
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Oct 2018
Life as a Small Business Office Administrator
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
All Office Admin areas of a small business
The good things
The good things about my role as an Office Administrator in a small business is the flexibility of the role with working hours. As long as everything gets done, the payroll is done on time, the bills ...
The challenges
Keeping up to date with changes to taxation and employment laws can be challenging. I find if I keep up to date with the ATO and MYOB newsletters that helps.
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Working hours for Office Administrators

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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Sometimes
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Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 25 Office Administrators

What are the job opportunities for Office Administrators?

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Job opportunities

Office Administrator jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
8.2%
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Source: LMIP. Office Managers

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