General Office Admin Jobs
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There are a variety of temporary office admin jobs to suit you.
- Audio typists
- Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerks
- Data Entry Clerks
- Filing and Mailing Clerks
- General Administrative Assistants
- Payroll Assistants
- Project Administrators
- Records Management Assistants
- Sales Admin Assistant
- What is the pay like for temporary office admin jobs?
- Do I need qualifications to find temporary office admin jobs?
- What are the main duties performed by office admin temps?
Note on Timeframes: Register with agencies up to two years before you arrive.
Remember to get a working visa before arrival.
Working as a temp in Australia you will normally be paid on an hourly or daily basis. Most recruitment agencies provide a weekly payroll service for the agency who deposits your pay into your bank account. The procedure for being paid normally involves filling in a timesheet, getting it signed by your workplace manager and then faxing it to your agency.
The table below lists estimated earnings in Australia Dollars (AUD$). Note that these are city rates and that temporary admin work in regional or rural Australia may not pay as much. Also note that rates will depend on experience and can vary considerably between the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.
|Data Entry Clerk
Filing and Mailing Clerk
General Admin Assistant
|$16 - $22|
|$18 - $24|
Accounts Payable / Receivable
Recorsds Management Assistant
Sales Admin Assistant
|$18 - $25|
While there are a number of administrative qualifications available in Australia, don’t worry if you haven’t got one. For office admin temp jobs, ‘on the job’ experience is equally as important as qualifications, if not more.
The sorts of daily tasks required of office admin temps vary greatly. You could expect to be required to do any of the following tasks:
- Answering the telephone
- Responding to enquiries (via phone and email)
- Faxing and photocopying
- Preparing reports
- Producing PowerPoint presentations
- Organising travel arrangements
- Diary management
- Client liaison
- Publishing information to the Website/ Intranet (this is becoming an increasingly common task in many admin roles)
In addition to experience doing any of the above, office admin temps are usually required to demonstrate the following traits:
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Solid computer skills (especially with MS Office applications)
- Strong attention to detail
- Database experience
- Good organisational and time-management skills
Additional requirements of some office admin jobs in Australia include:
- Experience with MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) admin software
- Understanding of intranets and the Internet
- Experience using a Content Management System (CMS)