1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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5111-11 Secretary

Performs secretarial, stenographic and other administrative tasks in support of managers and professionals.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • prepares reports, briefing notes, memoranda and correspondence, and proofreads work for typographical and grammatical errors
  • processes incoming and outgoing mail, files correspondence and maintains records
  • operates telephone switch, answers telephone calls and answers queries or redirects callers
  • greets visitors, ascertains nature of business and conducts visitors to appropriate persons
  • maintains appointment books and makes travel arrangements
  • takes and transcribes dictation of letters and other documents
  • liaises with other staff to arrange meetings and deliveries, or to gain or provide information
  • may implement management decisions and maintain records of meetings
  • may handle bookkeeping and petty cash functions

Legal Secretary

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