Australian Jobs In Demand

Australian Jobs In Demand

Group 52 Personal Assistants and Secretaries

PERSONAL ASSISTANTS AND SECRETARIES perform organisational, clerical, secretarial and other administrative tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

- liaising with other staff about a range of matters relating to the organisation's operations
- drafting and preparing documents such as briefing notes, memoranda and correspondence
- maintaining appointment diaries and making travel arrangements
- processing mail, filing correspondence and maintaining records
- answering telephone calls and inquiries
- taking and transcribing dictation of letters and other documents