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Business administration and support

Industry opportunities in business administration and support

The Business Administration Support Industry contributes $90.5 billion dollars to the Australian economy and employs close to 900,000 people.

What to expect from a career in business administration and support

Business administration is a field that offers stability, career growth and a variety of roles where you can contribute to the efficiency, productivity and culture of an organisation. 

Administration and support are critical in almost every industry from organisations small to large; this means the variety of roles and industries available to job seekers is diverse. Relevant skills are desirable to employers of any industry – making those who are educated in administration and support employable anywhere in the world. 

If  you have good interpersonal skills and an interest in business systems and processes, then this path could be highly rewarding for you. Career outcomes in this industry can range from administration roles to office management, executive assistant and more. 

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • High employability across any industry
  • Stable employment
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • High ceiling for salary at a senior level e.g. Executive Assistant or Office Manager
  • Confidence and competence across technical and software platforms
  • Opportunities to implement successful operations, systems and processes across organisations.

There are many pathways to becoming skilled in this field. For example, a Certificate II or III  in Business Administration can be taken alongside a traineeship in business administration. This work experience equips you with valuable knowledge that’s applicable to various professional roles. 

Business administration and support apprenticeships and traineeships

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