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Office Manager

Take responsibility for the efficient day-to-day operations of an office environment.

What's it like to be an Office Manager?

Office Managers are responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of clerical and administrative tasks within an organisation.

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Tasks and duties

  • Ensuring appropriate budgets, staff and training are in place so the organisation runs smoothly.
  • Hiring, training and supervising clerical and administrative support staff.
  • Developing and managing the records, accounts and systems of an organisation.
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Office Managers are instrumental to the efficiency of an organisation, and are usually organised, detail-focused individuals with excellent time management skills.

Organisations that employ Office Managers include hospitals, schools, universities, government, small business and financial organisations.

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To work as an Office Manager, the most common pathway is to have practical experience in an administrative role and an excellent knowledge of software packages. Office Managers with qualifications in business studies, information technology/computing, management or human resources are well regarded.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) or Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515). These are typically one or two-year courses, with no minimum education requirement.
  2. If you are looking to advance your office management career, explore further opportunities for study, such as a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915), a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) or a Bachelor of Business (Management).

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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 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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Bachelor of Business (Management)

This qualification aims to develop your management skills while also providing you with a business background.

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May 2021
Office administration is a good field of work for working mothers who need flexibility in their role
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Health
The good things
Flexibility and ability to work from home
The challenges
Need to reply and action things outside of designated hours
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May 2021
An office manager in the hospitality industry is a fantastic job but extremely challenging
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Customer service
The good things
Diversity of the job and dealing with all different types of people
The challenges
Stressful at times but also very rewarding
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