Classified Advertising Clerks receive and record advertising copy for publication and broadcasting.

    You can work as a Classified Advertising Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Classified Advertising Clerks.

    Tasks

    • Answers telephone queries.
    • Records details for advertisement, including time slot wanted and length or advertisement.
    • Updates databases and pre-existing advertisements.
    • Confirms details with clients.
    • Forwards advertisements to editorial staff.

    All Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

    • $1,165 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Classified Advertising Clerks

    • 220 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 40 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 86% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Classified Advertising Clerks (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 660 in 2011 to 220 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Classified Advertising Clerks work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (58%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 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: 86% 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)
    Information Media and Telecommunications54.3
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20.7
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8.2
    Public Administration and Safety5.8
    Other Industries11.0

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateClassified Advertising ClerksAll Jobs Average
    NSW25.531.6
    VIC28.225.6
    QLD18.620.0
    SA5.57.0
    WA16.410.8
    TAS3.22.0
    NT1.41.0
    ACT1.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketClassified Advertising ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.4-5.05.0
    20-2411.4-9.39.3
    25-3424.7-22.922.9
    35-4416.4-22.022.0
    45-5421.9-21.621.6
    55-5910.5-9.09.0
    60-646.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over6.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 QualificationClassified Advertising ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree25.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma9.5-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV11.7-21.121.1
    Year 1227.4-18.118.1
    Year 118.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below14.5-12.512.5

    You can work as a Classified Advertising Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Classified Advertising Clerks.

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    Employers look for Clerical and Office Support 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

      64% 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. Computers and Electronics

      57% Skill level

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

    4. Sales and Marketing

      52% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    5. English Language

      48% Skill level

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

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    Demands

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    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    2. Electronic Mail

      98% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    3. Contact With Others

      97% Important

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

    4. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      96% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    5. Face-to-Face Discussions

      91% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

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