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Personal Assistant

Personal Assistants perform liaison, coordination and organisational tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

Overview

Personal Assistants perform liaison, coordination and organisational tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

Day-to-day

  • liaising with other staff on matters relating to the organisation's operations
  • researching and preparing reports, briefing notes, memoranda, correspondence and other routine documents
  • maintaining confidential files and documents
  • attending meetings and acting as secretary as required
  • maintaining appointment diaries and making travel arrangements
  • processing incoming and outgoing mail, filing correspondence and maintaining records
  • screening telephone calls and answering inquiries
  • taking and transcribing dictation of letters and other documents
  • may supervise other secretarial and clerical staff.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,432 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Personal Assistant

  • You can work as a Personal Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in business administration, secretarial and clerical studies, accounting or another related field may be useful.

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