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Office Assistant

Find out how to become an office assistant and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Office Assistant is $40,600 - 55,000 annually


Office assistants are responsible for a range of clerical tasks including office communications, paperwork and welcoming visitors as directed by an office manager. Employment for office assistants to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Office assistants perform a variety of routine administration tasks vital to the smooth running of an office. Technical office assistants may be required to develop specialist skills.

  • Assist with office activities as directed by the office manager
  • Answer and make phone calls and take accurate messages
  • Work with electronic communications, including email
  • Sort, distribute and post incoming and outgoing post
  • Manage accurate and secure data records in compliance with relevant legislation
  • Communicate with customers and internal staff

Quick facts

Working as an office assistant allows you to work with computers and utilise your organisational skills whilst making the most of your ability to communicate.

  • Average Hours Worked
    35.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    19.4% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - 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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