Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Managers, Legal Professionals and other professionals.
Common tasks include:
- liaising with other staff to arrange meetings, and to gain and provide information
- preparing reports, briefing notes and correspondence, and proofreading work for typographical and grammatical errors
- maintaining appointment diaries and making travel arrangements
A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is required to work in this job. Around one third of Secretaries have Year 12 as their highest level of education. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed.
Top skills required:
- Writing - Writing things for co-workers or customers.
- Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
- Reading Comprehension - Reading work related information.
- Speaking - Talking to others.
- Time Management - Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.