IQ Academy offers a Public Administration Course that is perfect for those considering a clerical career. The course is open to students who have completed Grade 9 and are over the age of 16, in addition the course can also be completed within a 3 to 6 month period, with interest free course repayment terms over a 24 month period. This position is known by a few names, including administrative clerk and clerical assistant, or office clerk. This role is often portrayed as a boring admin position, but in fact it plays a vital role in keeping a company running efficiently and can be quite challenging. You will be responsible for keeping the administrative side of things tidy, while you will also be in charge of certain projects, carry out research tasks and be responsible for putting the right documentation in place. This job usually comes with standard office hours, though you may find that some companies offer flexi time. Due to the nature of the job, it is important to have excellent communication skills as you are likely to deal with a number of different departments. Organisational skills and the ability to multi-task will also be crucial, and everything must be done with accuracy. Computer literacy will be required as you are likely to perform data capturing duties as well as compile documents, which means you may need to be proficient in a few general office related programs and have a decent typing speed. To find out more about the Public Administration Course on offer at IQ Academy, and how it could help you start an administrative clerk career, contact a consultant today and they will provide more information.