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Administrative Assistant

Alternative names: Administrative Officer.

Prepare or coordinate the production and distribution of information in letters, reports and corporate processes. You will assist meetings processes and receive, answer or refer inquiries about council services and council requirements.

Sarah Forsyth

Sarah Forsyth is an Administration Officer – “After college I took a Traineeship job with Dorset Council in my home town, and obtained my Certificate IV in Business Administration. A typical day could be anything from processing rates bills payments, helping with development queries, correspondence, permits and searching for information. I also work in customer service, so I get to deal with a lot of customers face to face”.

Training available in Tasmania

  • Certificate II, III, IV in Business, or Certificate III Business Administration, see for example TasTAFE.



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