Personal assistants are responsible for supporting senior team members by planning and organising tasks.


Do you need a qualification to work as a Personal Assistant?

No formal qualification is mandatory to work as a personal assistant. People in this occupation often a complete course in business administration.


What does a Personal Assistant do?

A personal assistant is responsible for supervising clerical staff, organising meetings, and maintaining confidential files & appointment diaries.


How much is a Personal Assistant’s salary?

The weekly pay of a personal assistant is around $1,432. The occupation has declined future growth, with 72% of employees working full time. The average age of a personal assistant is 42 years, and 97% are female.



As an occupation, the size of people working is quite large. Personal assistants are employed in many regions of Australia.


Thinking about studying or training to become a Personal Assistant?

Please find the following Business Administration courses on CareerProgress.com.au:

Certificate IV In Business Administration BSB40515 By Open Colleges

Diploma Of Business Administration BSB50415 By LET Training

Certificate III In Business Administration BSB30415 By Open Colleges


What skills do you need as a Personal Assistant?

Clerical, English proficiency and personal service are the top three knowledge topics required to become a personal assistant. Besides, one needs to be able to multitask under pressure and have strong interpersonal skills. Since a personal assistant involves administration tasks, it is important to have management and administration skills.



*References made as per joboutlook.gov.au on the 22nd of April 2020.