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Secretary

Provide administrative support to organisations and individuals.
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What's it like to be a Secretary?

A Secretary is responsible for providing administrative support, often in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Secretaries may support senior management or executive staff, or provide support to entire teams. Secretaries are relied upon for diary management, taking minutes, handling enquiries and maintaining the day to day operations of an office.

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How to become a Secretary


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Formal qualifications are not required to work as a Secretary, but there are courses available to help you perform in the job more effectively.

  1. Gain foundation administration skills with a Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30120).
  2. Alternatively, consider completing a Certificate IV in Business Administration (BS40120), which will provide you with the skills to supervise staff and take on higher-level duties.
  3. If you are looking to advance your career, explore further opportunities for study, such as a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120).

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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 Secretaries rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 19 Secretaries surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.2
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
3.7

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Latest Secretary reviews

Latest reviews from 13 Secretaries surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Secretary is a fantastic role if you are passionate for the industry
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Sports Business
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Adminstration
The good things
Unlimited initiative Connect with every department Connect with networks outside the business
The challenges
Reporting directly to others Responsibility Many levels of stakeholder management
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Aug 2019
Rewarding and Challenging organising a department - Secretary
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Medical
The good things
Whilst i enjoy completing tasks and organising everything to be not only user friendly but easy on the eye and in its spot it can be frustrating getting everyone to have the same outlook in a busy dep...
The challenges
Dealing with different personalities and keeping files in order. Be friendly and ask if you don't know. You will never learn if you don't ask. Also do not change to many things at once, make changes t...
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