Personal assistants are the second-largest category of jobs in Australia and they are usually part-time, with many employees being on the job for as little as one to two hours per day.
In Australia, some personal assistant jobs are not suitable for those with limited or no experience.
The latest national data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that in 2016 there were around 17,000 full-time personal assistant positions, which equates to around 16 per cent of all full-timers.
While the numbers are growing, some people still have trouble finding full-timer jobs.
For some, the process of finding a personal assistant position can be daunting, but there are plenty of options for those who want to get their feet wet.
This article is part of FourFour Two’s Work in Australia series.
What is personal assistant?
Personal assistants work in a variety of roles, including housekeeping, childcare, cleaning, cleaning supplies, and catering.
Some may work on a part-timing basis, while others may be full-day employees.
Most of these roles are typically offered by a company.
The job description for personal assistant is often a mix of the following: ‘A person who performs all tasks related to personal service and is responsible for maintaining and maintaining the personal appearance of a client and for arranging the needs of the client’.
Some of these duties include: keeping the client’s personal hygiene and personal belongings clean; maintaining personal appearance and decorating personal spaces; and maintaining and cleaning personal property.
Personal assistants usually do not receive salary, but many can earn commissions on commission.
The types of work that personal assistants do include: personal assistance: cleaning, cooking, baking, cleaning food and other household items; arranging the clients personal needs and scheduling the clients needs and providing personal services such as: catering, childcare and cleaning; personal assistant services, such as personal assistant, maid, personal assistant and chauffeur; and cleaning, sanitising, maintaining and organising a client’s home, and other tasks related of personal service.
These tasks usually involve providing personal service, such and arranging the client and their needs, as well as providing personal entertainment such as games, reading and other entertainment.
Personal service includes personal appearance, cleaning and personal property, but also includes other work related to the client, such, managing personal belongings, assisting with their transportation, and arranging appointments and arranging travel.
Some personal assistants may also provide catering services, or other professional services, like accounting, legal or accounting management, auditing and accounting services.
Personal assistant jobs may include tasks like preparing and maintaining client’s records and keeping them accurate.
Personal and family staff often also work as personal assistants, although it’s not clear what the qualifications are for these positions.
Some of the roles that personal assistant can perform include: cleaning house, preparing food and drinks, preparing and cleaning food for clients, preparing or preparing personal meals for clients; arranging and maintaining personal needs, arranging and managing personal items, arranging personal entertainment and cleaning the house; and organising personal events and events of family, such an engagement or wedding.
Personal Assistant Salary and Benefits There are a number of ways in which people can earn a salary as a personal aide.
Some are available on the private hire market, and some are paid on a commission basis.
Private hire Personal assistants can earn between $25,000 and $35,000 depending on the type of position and experience they hold.
Some also earn on a contract basis and some do not.
Private service contracts allow clients to use the personal assistant as an independent contractor.
This means the client pays the person for all of the work they perform, while the personal aide gets a commission on any profits that the client makes.
Contractual personal assistants can also be hired as an employee, but the person does not have to work for the client.
Contracted personal assistants are typically paid on commission, with a higher commission for commission work.
Some contract positions are available through a company, while some are only available on a temporary basis.
Some people are hired by the client through a self-employment arrangement, while other people are paid through a job agency.
Some companies advertise their own personal assistants for a fee, while many others do not advertise their services.
There are also some companies that advertise their personal assistants as independent contractors, but these do not pay commissions.
A Personal Assistant Job Check Your local recruiter or employer will have a look at your experience and whether you qualify for a contract.
A personal assistant may have a range of skills that can make it a good or suitable job for you.
Some employers may pay commission based on commission rates, but not all do.
Contracting can be a good option if you can pay the commission.
If you can’t afford to pay commission on a fixed basis, the option of working for free might be a better option.
How to Apply Personal assistants may be eligible for temporary work and a range other benefits, including: work holidays to a range