Office Studies is the study of planning, organising and managing office systems, and operating office equipment. It includes the study of clerical skills.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the principles of office administration, the exchange and recording of information in an office environment, the training and supervision of staff, and the role of office technology and its development and application. It also involves developing the ability to plan, direct, organise and carry out the day to day operations of an office.
Courses in Office Studies develop skills in:
- co-ordinating and supervising the operation of office systems and technology
- entering and retrieving data
- operating keyboards and general office equipment
- performing general office procedures
- undertaking supervision and on-the-job training of staff
- using word processing packages
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Secretarial and Clerical Studies
- Keyboard Skills
- Practical Computing Skills
- Office Studies, n.e.c.
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Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.