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Administration officers perform a range of administrative tasks to ensure an organisation runs efficiently.
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There are usually no entry requirements to become an administration officer as skills are learned on the job.
NCEA Level 1 in English and maths is usually required to become an administration officer. However, many employers prefer staff to have at least NCEA Level 2 English and maths. Keyboard and computing skills are also useful.
Administration officers need to be:
- good time managers and able to prioritise and multitask
- good communicators
- skilled writers
- able to use a variety of computer software
- able to work well in a team environment
- able to show initiative
- friendly and approachable
- discreet and diplomatic when dealing with confidential issues
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Useful experience for administration officers includes:
- administration or reception work
- information technology (IT) work.
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Updated 17 Dec 2013