What's it like to be an Office Assistant?
Responsible for supporting all aspects of a business, Office Assistants are vital to the smooth running of an office. Office Assistants can be called on to work on many different kinds of tasks, depending on the size of the organisation and their level of ability. Office Assistants tend to be well-organised and have strong communication skills.
Tasks and duties
- Undertaking reception and customer service duties.
- Preparing, printing and binding documents.
- Photocopying, scanning and faxing.
- Sorting and sending mail.
- Preparing routine reports.
- Formatting, proofreading and transcribing documents.
- Taking messages and following up on enquiries.
- Providing information to stakeholders.
- Managing assets, such as stationary equipment.
- Data entry and record management.
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How to become an Office Assistant
- Consider completing a vocational qualification in business administration, such as the Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30120) or the Certificate IV in Business Administration (BS40120).
- You can continue learning with a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BS50120). This qualification will prepare you for more senior roles in office administration.
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With this qualification you will develop your administrative skills and learn to provide leadership and guidance to others.