1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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5111-13 Personal Assistant

Performs liaison, coordination and organisational 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:

  • liaises with other staff on matters pertaining to the organisation's operations
  • assists in researching and assembling information for the preparation of reports
  • prepares reports, briefing notes, memoranda, correspondence and other routine documents
  • maintains confidential files and documents
  • attends meetings and acts as secretary if required
  • maintains appointment books and makes travel arrangements
  • processes incoming and outgoing mail, files correspondence and maintains records
  • screens telephone calls and answers inquiries
  • takes and transcribes dictation of letters and other documents
  • may supervise other secretarial or clerical staff

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