Clerk of Courts administer court registry services and perform administrative functions in support of Judges and Magistrates.

    You can work as a Clerk of Court without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. University and VET (Vocational Education and Training) are both common study pathways for Clerks of Court. A course in legal services, legal practice or justice, or studies towards a degree in justice, criminology or law might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Lists actions for hearing and processing documentation for court actions.
    • Documents details of court proceedings, actions and decisions.

    All Court and Legal Clerks

    • $1,119 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Clerks of Court

    • 1,100 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 40 hours Average full-time
    • 41 years Average age
    • 71% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Clerks of Court (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 1,300 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Clerks of Court work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in the Public Administration and Safety industry.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (81%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 71% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Public Administration and Safety98.2
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.0
    Administrative and Support Services0.3
    Arts and Recreation Services0.3
    Other Industries0.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateClerks of CourtAll Jobs Average
    NSW23.831.6
    VIC45.325.6
    QLD12.120.0
    SA7.87.0
    WA6.310.8
    TAS2.22.0
    NT1.11.0
    ACT1.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketClerks of CourtAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.0-5.05.0
    20-248.6-9.39.3
    25-3428.4-22.922.9
    35-4419.0-22.022.0
    45-5425.4-21.621.6
    55-598.0-9.09.0
    60-647.0-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationClerks of CourtAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate8.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree31.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV12.3-21.121.1
    Year 1222.3-18.118.1
    Year 115.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.2-12.512.5

    You can work as a Clerk of Court without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. University and VET (Vocational Education and Training) are both common study pathways for Clerks of Court. A course in legal services, legal practice or justice, or studies towards a degree in justice, criminology or law might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • national police check

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Clerical

      79% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    2. Customer and personal service

      56% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Law and government

      53% Skill level

      How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

    4. English language

      51% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    5. Computers and electronics

      44% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Contact with people

      96% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      94% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Being exact or accurate

      93% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

    4. Telephone

      91% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    5. Time pressure

      91% Important

      Work to strict deadlines.

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