How to become a Word Processing Operator

Word processing operators type, edit and print documents, using computers with word processing software programmes and printers.

Personal requirements of a Word Processing Operator

  • good command of the English language, particularly spelling
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • good concentration
  • good organisational skills
  • able to work independently
  • aptitude for working with computers.

Avg. weekly wage:

$819

Future growth:

decline

Employment by state:

ACT 1.8%

NSW 31%

NT 1.3%

QLD 23.8%

SA 8.2%

TAS 1.8%

VIC 20.9%

WA 11.2%

Hours worked:

36.4

Unemployment:

average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 18%

Proportion of female workers 81.9%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 2.8%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 17.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 23.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 21.5%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 17.3%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 10.6%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 6.5%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 31.9%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 63.9%

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




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