Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Administrative Assistant There are numerous government, business and administration qualifications available. An Administrative assistant's job is usually the beginning of a career in most Government and industry organisations. Work undertaken is usually under direction from more senior staff. You may be required to undertake research into specific issues by compiling statistical data, retrieving information from related agencies, maintaining statistical and financial data and liaising with regulatory authorities.
Senior Administrative Assistant There are numerous government, business and administration qualifications available. A SAS is expected to possess a good knowledge of the legislative framework and division of responsibilities between different levels of Government and industry. With such a background they are required to provide advice in the delivery of regulatory obligations and provide a high level of performance under limited supervision. Tasks could include:
  • Ensuring appropriate disbursements of grant funds to authorities managing the audit of grant disbursements
  • Ensuring relevant reports of performance are provided to Parliament
  • Providing preliminary advice on the interpretation of legislation.
Policy Analyst There are numerous government, business and administration qualifications available. A policy analyst is likely to have qualifications and experience drawn from agriculture, finance, economics or science. In providing services to organisations they are often responsible for advising on the administration of legislation and the coordination of plans of action across portfolios or institutions. In providing advice on the administration of legislation PA's seek to help Governments attain least cost, effective solutions to issues that minimise impacts on industry.
Ministerial Adviser There are numerous government, business and administration qualifications available. Ministerial Advisers are drawn from a wide cross section of occupations and are selected for their acumen in strategically managing the consideration of a broad range of issues for their Minister. In addition to assisting the Government of the day to deal with emerging issues MA's maintain close links with media representatives to assist Governments to explain their attitude to particular issues in a timely fashion. The capacity to meet a multiplicity of deadlines and the management of conflicting commitments are paramount.