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Diploma Program

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Diploma Program

Administrative assistants compile, verify, record and process forms and documents, such as applications, licences, permits, contracts, registrations and requisitions, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines and schedules. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Career opportunities

Administrative clerk, administrative assistant, application clerk, authorization clerk, by-law clerk, customs clerk, documentation clerk, import clerk, licence clerk, office administration clerk, passport clerk, ward clerk – hospital, warranty clerk, registration clerk, registry clerk.

Main responsibilities

Administrative assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Compile, verify, record and process applications, licences, permits, contracts, registrations, requisitions, and other forms and documents in accordance with established procedures and schedules, using computerized and manual processing systems.
  • Authorize and issue licences, permits, registration papers, reimbursements or other material after requesting documents have been processed and approved.
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and order supplies as required.
  • Prepare reports and presentations and provide information to staff and general public regarding company and program rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of administrative procedures such as budget submissions, contracts administration and work schedules.
  • May be responsible for some accounting tasks.
  • May organize and co-ordinate flow of work for general office clerks and data entry clerks.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of college or other courses in business administration is usually required.

Additional information

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience. 
Progression to officer level positions is possible with additional training and experience.

Note:

Access Business College is dedicated to providing quality education and skills training to help individuals succeed in high-demand job markets. With the Better Jobs Ontario program, offered by the Government of Ontario (formerly known as Ontario Second Career), eligible Ontarians can receive up to $28,000 in grants to support their education. Additionally, if applicable, one may receive up to $1,000 per child for daycare (maximum $2,000 per month). Contact ABC Access Business College today to learn more about programs and see if you qualify for these opportunities.

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