Other Clerical and Administrative Workers includes occupations such as Production Assistants (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Proof Readers, Radio Despatchers, Clinical Coders and Facilities Administrators.

    You can work as an Other Clerical or Administrative Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Other Clerical & Administrative Workers.

    Tasks

    • translates narrative descriptions and numeric information into classification or record systems
    • provides technical, administrative and organisational support to producers or directors for film, television, radio or stage productions
    • reads draft copies and proofs, detects errors and marks corrections to grammar, typing and composition
    • provides radio and communications services for the coordination of operational units in transport, courier, military, emergency, security, rescue and road service organisations

    All Other Clerical & Administrative Workers

    • $1,383 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment
    • 22,100 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 62% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 64% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Clerical & Administrative Workers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
    from 22,100 in 2018 to 22,900 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 20,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 4,000 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Clerical & Administrative Workers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,383 per week (similar to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (62%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 64% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    200814600
    200921900
    201015900
    201121500
    201215300
    201318700
    201419900
    201518100
    201622900
    201721700
    201822100
    202322900

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Clerical and Administrative WorkersAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings13831460

    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)
    Education and Training16.7
    Public Administration and Safety14.8
    Health Care and Social Assistance13.6
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13.4
    Other Industries41.5

    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.
    StateOther Clerical and Administrative WorkersAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.331.6
    VIC24.525.6
    QLD21.020.0
    SA5.77.0
    WA9.610.8
    TAS2.02.0
    NT1.21.0
    ACT2.71.9

    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 BracketOther Clerical and Administrative WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.3-5.05.0
    20-2413.2-9.39.3
    25-3423.9-22.922.9
    35-4418.6-22.022.0
    45-5419.4-21.621.6
    55-598.9-9.09.0
    60-647.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over6.5-4.24.2

    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 QualificationOther Clerical and Administrative WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate9.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree26.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV16.2-21.121.1
    Year 1222.0-18.118.1
    Year 113.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below7.5-12.512.5

    You can work as an Other Clerical or Administrative Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Other Clerical & Administrative Workers.

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    Employers look for Clerical and Administrative Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Clerical

      86% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      62% Skill level

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

    3. English Language

      52% Skill level

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

    4. Computers and Electronics

      47% Skill level

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

    5. Mathematics

      40% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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    Demands

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

    1. Electronic Mail

      96% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    2. Telephone

      96% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    3. Contact With Others

      94% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    4. Spend Time Sitting

      90% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    5. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      90% Important

      How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

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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, 43-9061.00 - Office Clerks, General.

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