How to Become an Administrative Assistant

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What do I need to study to become an Administrative Assistant?

Become an indispensable member of any team with this online BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business course. Study at your own pace, polish up your skills and become a business all-rounder in no time! View course information
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If you are well-organised and a born problem solver, and would like to pursue a career in business administration, then this BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Records & Information Management) qualification from Open Colleges could be ideal for you. View course information
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Definition of Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistants are employed in many different industries to provide organisational support to managers, executives and department heads. They are responsible for a wide range of clerical and office duties and help to ensure the efficient operation of the department or company.



Most of the tasks performed by an Administrative Assistant are focussed on managing the distribution of information within a department or office. This typically involves answering phones, sending and receiving emails, maintaining filing systems and taking memos. Admin Assistants also schedule meetings, book travel arrangements and greet clients and customers.



Administrative Assistants create and manage spreadsheets and databases, produce reports and presentations and ensure maintenance of office supplies and equipment. They may also liaise with vendors, manage stockrooms or libraries and compile research and data from various sources.

Career Outlook for Administrative Assistant

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.