1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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OFFICE STUDIES is the study of planning, organising and managing office systems, and operating office equipment. It includes the study of clerical skills.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the principles of office administration, the exchange and recording of information in an office environment, the training and supervision of staff, and the role of office technology and its development and application. It also involves developing the ability to plan, direct, organise and carry out the day to day operations of an office.

Courses in Narrow Field 0809 Office Studies develop skills in:
. co-ordinating and supervising the operation of office systems and technology
. entering and retrieving data
. operating keyboards and general office equipment
. performing general office procedures
. undertaking supervision and on-the-job training of staff
. using word processing packages

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

080901  Secretarial and Clerical Studies
080903  Keyboard Skills
080905  Practical Computing Skills
080999  Office Studies, n.e.c.

080901 Secretarial and Clerical Studies

Secretarial and Clerical Studies is the study of shorthand, record keeping, correspondence and general office procedures.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. business correspondence
. filing
. office equipment operation
. performing general office procedures
. shorthand
. telephone operation

080903 Keyboard Skills

Keyboard Skills is the study of typing and data entry.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. court reporting
. data entry
. keyboard operations and techniques
. keyboard speed and accuracy

080905 Practical Computing Skills

Practical Computing Skills is the study of basic computer operation and using software packages.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. financial management and planning software
. introduction to the web
. presentation packages
. relational database software
. spreadsheet packages
. word processing packages

080999 Office Studies, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Office Studies not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. reception protocol

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