Court Orderlies provide operational support to courts or registries.

Also known as: Court Attendant or Court Officer.

Specialisations: Court Usher.

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

Tasks

  • Organises jury and witness lists and summons, and swears in juries and witnesses.
  • Maintains order in court and hearing rooms and adjacent areas.

All Court and Legal Clerks

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

Court Orderlies

  • 1,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 70% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Court Orderlies (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 1,300 in 2011 to 1,200 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Court Orderlies work in many parts of Australia. Western Australia has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Administrative and Support Services; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (70%, similar to 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 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 64% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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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 Safety88.5
Administrative and Support Services6.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.2
Arts and Recreation Services0.8
Other Industries1.2

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.
StateCourt OrderliesAll Jobs Average
NSW32.931.6
VIC15.825.6
QLD20.820.0
SA7.57.0
WA16.810.8
TAS1.12.0
NT3.71.0
ACT1.31.9

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 BracketCourt OrderliesAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.4-5.05.0
20-2412.6-9.39.3
25-3420.3-22.922.9
35-4415.5-22.022.0
45-5418.9-21.621.6
55-5910.4-9.09.0
60-649.9-6.06.0
65 and Over11.1-4.24.2

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 QualificationCourt OrderliesAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate5.8-10.110.1
Bachelor degree22.6-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma13.9-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV14.8-21.121.1
Year 1226.2-18.118.1
Year 114.4-4.84.8
Year 10 and below12.1-12.512.5

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

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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Employers look for Court and Legal Clerks, who are professional, courteous and responsible.

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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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-4031.01 - Court Clerks.

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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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-4031.01 - Court Clerks.

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