IQ Academy can equip you with the skills required to start a professional personal assistant career. Our Office Administration Course can be completed within a 3 to 6 month period, with interest free course repayment terms over a 24 month period and is open to those who are at least 16 years old and have finished Grade 9. The course textbooks are written in English so it is important that you can read and write in the language of instruction. The PA position is best suited to a person who is organised and can follow instruction, while still being able to use their own initiative when required. The role comes with a number of administrative tasks, such as answering phones, managing diaries, taking messages and filing. The PA is also responsible for typing up reports or documents that are required, along with scheduling meetings, arranging accommodation or travel, managing databases and liaising with staff or clients. Tasks vary based on the experience level of the PA, and can be a demanding position with strict deadlines and a need for excellent multi-tasking abilities. Along with good communication skills, you will also need to be proficient at using a computer. IQ Academy’s business short course will allow you to pursue a career as an office assistant, office administrator, receptionist, office manager and personal assistant. For more information, contact IQ Academy today and a consultant will gladly provide further assistance.