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  • Skilled Occupation CLERICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE WORKERS Personal Assistants and Secretaries > Personal Assistants and Secretaries Personal Assistants Personal Assistant


      Performs liaison, coordination and organisational tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

      Skill Level: 3

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Personal Assistant is $ 84,470 for male employees and $ 67,559 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 36.1 Females: 41.1 Persons: 40.8
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 5211 Personal assistants - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
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    ANZSCO Code
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    Visa processing times-months (75%)
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    Visa processing times-months (90%)

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    Personal Assistant job description, duties and education requirements


      PERSONAL ASSISTANTS perform liaison, coordination and organisational tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Tasks Include:

      • liaising with other staff on matters relating to the organisation's operations
      • researching and preparing reports, briefing notes, memoranda, correspondence and other routine documents
      • maintaining confidential files and documents
      • attending meetings and acting as secretary as required
      • maintaining appointment diaries and making travel arrangements
      • processing incoming and outgoing mail, filing correspondence and maintaining records
      • screening telephone calls and answering inquiries
      • taking and transcribing dictation of letters and other documents
      • may supervise other secretarial and clerical staff


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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