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Find out how to become an office administrator and work in the administration & business industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Office Administrator is $53,500 - 70,900 annually


What does an Office Administrator do?

Office administrators perform a wide range of administrative support roles to professionals in a range of occupations. They may have particular project responsibilities.

Read more about the administration and business industry.

What skills do you need to be an Office Administrator? 

Office administrators are responsible for the smooth running of a number of administrative and support tasks. Their work supports a range of people in professional roles.

  • Use relevant equipment and software to audio and copy type letters, reports, emails and other documents
  • Take and deal efficiently with enquiries via telephone, email or letter
  • Organise and collate paperwork according to requirements
  • Ensure that filing systems are used accurately and comply with legal requirements
  • Organise resources for meetings and take notes as required
  • Manage budgets, statistical data and office financial systems including petty cash

How to become an Office Administrator 

Office Administrators generally receive on-the-job training specific to an organisation or business, so having formalised qualifications are not needed.

However, if you want to develop some useful business skills that can help you excel in this role, studying qualifications such as the BSB30120 - Certificate III in Business (Administration) or BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Administration) is recommended. 

Interested in moving up the career ladder in office administration? Upskilled also has qualifications such as the BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Operations) that can help expand your skill set and knowledge in the field.
I believe it compliments my current administration experience. I feel I am now of more value to my employer and it has also improved my resume for any future job opportunities that may arise.
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, Business Faculty Student - Business Administration
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Office administrator quick facts

Working as an office administrator will allow you to make the most of your organisational abilities at the same time as working with technology, obtaining relevant information and communicating.

Employment for office administrators to 2025 is expected to grow from 309,800 in 2021 to 342,500 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to increase in the next five years. From 309,800 in 2021 to 342,500 by 2025.

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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