1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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Contents >> Major Group 5 Clerical and Administrative Workers >> SUB-MAJOR GROUP 52 Personal Assistants and Secretaries


    PERSONAL ASSISTANTS AND SECRETARIES perform organisational, clerical, secretarial and other administrative tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • liaising with other staff about a range of matters relating to the organisation's operations
    • drafting and preparing documents such as briefing notes, memoranda and correspondence
    • maintaining appointment diaries and making travel arrangements
    • processing mail, filing correspondence and maintaining records
    • answering telephone calls and inquiries
    • taking and transcribing dictation of letters and other documents

This section contains the following subsection :
        MINOR GROUP 521 Personal Assistants and Secretaries

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