Reception and Administration Training Course- FREE!

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Please note that this course is currently full in Elwood but Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre still has spots available. You can contact Karen McKnight on

This course is designed to provide the on the job skills and experience required to undertake a range of tasks and procedures required to work as a receptionist/office administrator. A commitment of 8 hours per week will be required for training over approximately a 6 month period, this includes 3.5 hours on-the-job, 2.5 hours classwork and 2 hours of homework. Students will be given a training manual and required to complete a series of tasks covering the following topics under the daily supervision of a trainer.

General skills covered by the course include:

  • word-processing
  • telephone skills
  • interaction with clients
  • use of business technology
  • workplace safety procedures
  • financial documents
  • handling mail
  • time management

Students will also have the opportunity to complete some accredited training that will also teach some skills relevant to the role. Many students have gone on to employment or further training after completing this course and learning the skills required.

For more information please contact Simone Jamieson on 9531 1954 or



Course delivery

There are three components to this training package. It will be delivered between 20-24 weeks and you will be expected to have at least a 75% attendance rate.

  1. Starting Wednesday 25th July 2018  Please note that this course is currently full. We are taking expressions of interest for 2019.
  2. Weekly On-the-job training in the reception area of the Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre- 87 Tennyson Street Elwood for 3.5 hours plus lunch break  (available either  Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 10am – 2pm).
  3. Classroom delivery for 3 hours weekly (Wednesday 9:30 am – 12.30pm)
  4. Homework for approximately 1.5 hours a week.

You will need to fill out an enrolment form, Computer Skills checklist and Application form and attend a small interview with the Co-ordinator before taking up placement.



Training delivered by: Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre