How to become a Secretary

Secretaries assist professionals, managers and executives by performing clerical and secretarial duties.

Personal requirements of a Secretary

  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Sound organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Able to work independently
  • Aptitude for working with computers
  • Neat personal appearance
  • Able to act with tact and discretion.

Education & Training for a Secretary

To become a secretary, you usually have to complete a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You may be able to study through distance education. You can also become a secretary through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

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