Classified Advertising Clerks
Classified Advertising Clerks receive and record advertising copy for publication and broadcasting.
Answers telephone queries.
Records details for advertisement, including time slot wanted and length or advertisement.
Updates databases and pre-existing advertisements.
Confirms details with clients.
Forwards advertisements to editorial staff.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Informal or on-the-job
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Other Clerical and Office Support Workers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 58% of people employed as Classified Advertising Clerks work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 8 percentage points below the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 40 hours per week in their main job. This is 4 hours less than the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Classified Advertising Clerks||All Jobs Average|
Around 68% of Classified Advertising Clerks live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Western Australia has a large share of employment relative to its population size.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Classified Advertising Clerks is 40 years. This is the same as the all jobs average.
A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.
Females make up 86% of the workforce. This is 38 percentage points above the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Classified Advertising Clerks||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||6.8||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Formal qualifications are not essential to work as a Classified Advertising Clerk. Although some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification or university degree in marketing, business or graphic arts.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Classified Advertising Clerks||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||3.4||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||14.5||12.5|
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Reading work related information.
Looking for ways to help people.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Talking to others.
43%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Using maths to solve problems.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
39%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
37%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Teaching people how to do something.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
62%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
57%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
52%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
46%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
41%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
37%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
36%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
35%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
32%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
29%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
28%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
25%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Communicate by speaking.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Read and understand written information.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
43%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Write in a way that people can understand.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
41%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
41%Speed of recognition
Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
41%Working with numbers
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Do two or more things at the same time.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
70%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
66%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
65%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
63%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
63%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
63%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
61%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
61%Providing office support
Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.
61%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
61%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
60%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
60%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
56%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
56%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
56%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
55%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
54%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
49%Estimating amounts, costs and resources
Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
Interests and demands
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Talk on the telephone.
Use electronic mail.
97%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
96%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
Talk with people face-to-face.
Work with people in a group or team.
86%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
86%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
85%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
84%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
80%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
Work to strict deadlines.
74%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
73%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
72%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
70%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
70%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
64%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
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