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Office Assistant

Use strong organisation and communication skills to carry out administrative tasks.

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.

Office Assistant

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.

What can I earn as an Office Assistant?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Office Assistant is between $45k and $55k

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How to become an Office Assistant


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Formal qualifications are not required to become an Office Assistant, but they may improve your administration skills.

  1. Consider completing a vocational qualification in business administration, such as the Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) or the Certificate IV in Business Administration (BS40515).
  2. You can continue learning with a Diploma of Business Administration (BS50415). This qualification will prepare you for more senior roles in office administration.

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How do Office Assistants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Office Assistants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
2.0
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.0
Variety of work
3.0

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Aug 2019
Office work - not for all
Reviewer's Qualification
None
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Engineering
The good things
You get a sense of achievement when helping people, and also when completing your own work. The duties are varied, and there is a fair amount of self directed work involved.
The challenges
Having more than one 'boss' can be challenging re time to complete each task can be impinged by others asking for their work to be done first. Juggling different work methods, and personalities can be...
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What are the job opportunities for Office Assistants?

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National increase over next 5 years *
4.6%
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