WHAT IS AN OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR?

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What do I need to study to become an Office Administrator?

Upskilled

The online Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60215) is the ideal platform for anyone seeking to further develop their expertise across a range of business functions.

La Trobe University

An Associate Degree of Applied Business is the perfect course for those who want to kickstart their career in the business world with just two years of study.

La Trobe University

The Bachelor of Applied Business is a comprehensive online course, providing a solid foundation of business knowledge and skills suitable for a wide range of careers.

La Trobe University

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Management Major) is a comprehensive online course that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in business management.

La Trobe University

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing Major) is a comprehensive online course that equips students with the essential business knowledge and fundamental marketing skills needed for a range of careers.

Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing Major)

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing Major) is a comprehensive online course that equips students with the essential business knowledge and fundamental marketing skills needed for a range of careers.
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Foundation Training Australia

Begin your career in business with the right skills to succeed with the Certificate II in Business (BSB20115) from Foundation Training Australia.

Upskilled

This Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT20115) course will give you the ICT skills to complement any position.

Foundation Training Australia

Start your career in business support with the specialist skills you need to thrive with the Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) from Foundation Training Australia

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Certificate III in Business Administration

Start your career in business support with the specialist skills you need to thrive with the Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) from Foundation Training Australia
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Upskilled

This online Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) course will give you the administrative skills to work as an office manager.

MCI Institute

Turn your passion for business into a professional advantage with this Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) from MCI Institute.

Upskilled

This Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) course, available online, will give you the administration skills to become an office manager.

MCI Institute

Want to take your career in business administration to the next level? The capabilities you'll gain in this Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) from MCI Institute will help your CV to stand out to potential employers.

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Certificate IV in Business Administration

Want to take your career in business administration to the next level? The capabilities you'll gain in this Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515) from MCI Institute will help your CV to stand out to potential employers.
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What is an Office Administrator?

Office Administrators support a team of people, maintaining records of leave, sick days and employee attendance and absence, as well as ensuring that everyone in the office is aware of how to get supplies they need, claim expenses and follow office systems and protocols.

Additional responsibilities include greeting visitors, purchasing stationery and consumables and ensuring that maintenance is carried out on office equipment. Office Administrators will keep track of receipts, invoices and purchase orders whilst also maintaining the condition of the office and often serve as a personal assistant to the head of the department.

Ensuring that administrative activities within an organisation run smoothly and efficiently, Office Administrators provide structure for other employees, manage budgets and records and may even undertake supervision or guidance roles for new employees.

What do Office Administrators do?

  • Meeting and greeting visitors
  • Conducting clerical duties such as filing, answering phones, responding to emails and printing or preparing documents
  • Performing accounting work including invoicing, reports and budget tracking.
  • Arranging travel and scheduling meetings for senior members of the organisation.
  • Maintaining office supplies, consumables and office equipment.
  • Coordinating personnel operations such as hiring, promotions, payroll and performance management.
  • Organising in-house events and activities like team lunches and christmas parties etc.
  • Providing administrative support for staff and monitoring production.

Career snapshot for Office Administrator

  • The average age of working Office Administrators is 45.
  • 19.70% of Office Administrators are male.
  • 65.90% of Office Administrators work full-time and on average they work around 38.2 hours per week.
  • With An Associate Degree or Diploma, Office Administrators get paid $1,150 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are below average.
  • In 2015 records showed 129,200 employed Office Administrators.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be moderate with employment numbers around 136,300 by 2020.
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