How to become a Office Administrator

Office administrators undertake a range of functions to make sure the administration activities within an organisation run smoothly. They may be responsible for the management of human resources, budgets, accommodation and property facilities and records. These functions can be performed at various levels ranging from junior through to upper management.

Personal requirements of a Office Administrator

  • able to supervise others
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • aptitude for working with computers
  • good organisation skills.
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Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 6.2%

NSW 39%

NT 2.2%

QLD 21.8%

SA 2.5%

TAS 2.2%

VIC 17.3%

WA 8.9%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 44%

Female 56%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 21.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 25.5%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 25.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 27.5%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 16%

Above 35 years: 84%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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