Administration & Office Support

Industry Overview

If you like to help others and enjoy working with computers, phones and other office equipment, then the administration, clerical and support services field could suit you.

You’d need to be a good communicator and be well organised, cooperative and flexible. Some of the tasks you may be given would be to: respond to internal or external enquiries; set up schedules and office systems; book meeting rooms; take minutes; manage records and basic accounts and maintain databases.

Specific duties would depend on the field you are employed in – there are many opportunities in the medical, automotive, business, education and tourism fields, to name just a few. However, most businesses need administrative staff, so the possibilities are almost endless.

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Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry can include Apprenticeships and Traineeships (including school-based options), VET and university pathways.

Qualifications available for admin and support roles include:

  • Filing and Registry Clerks - Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • General Clerks - Certificate III in Business Administration
  • Human Resource Professionals - Diploma of Human Resources Management/ Bachelor of Human Resource Management 


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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Trainee Administrator

  • Downer
  • Within Downer Transport and Infrastructure, we are seeking a Trainee Administrator for our TAP Rail project in Sydney, NSW. This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level candidate to secure an exciting career within the Civil and Construction industry and learn the ropes while obtaining a Certificate III in Business.
    • The opportunity to work for a top 100 ASX company
    • Many employee benefits including health care, technology and lifestyle discounts
    • To work for a diverse organisation that care about the environment and their employees
  • Administration & Office SupportOther Clerical & Administrative Workers
  • Wed 15 May , 2019
  • North Sydney, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Fri 10 May , 2019
  • Eveleigh, New South Wales
  • Traineeship in Business Administration

  • Budding Talents Recruitment
  • With a traineeship, not only will you be achieving your qualification in business administration, you will also gain hands on experience within the corporate workplace. We have several exciting traineeship positions in our host companies and these opportunities are ideal for someone who wants to grow their career in administration, sales, customer service, marketing, human resources management, accounting and finance.
  • Administration & Office SupportOther Clerical & Administrative Workers
  • Fri 24 May , 2019
  • $40,001 - $50,000
  • Surry Hills, New South Wales
  • Fri 17 May , 2019
  • West Perth, Western Australia
  • Thu 16 May , 2019
  • Wollongong, New South Wales