The office assistant role is a great way to start out in office administration, and learn how an organisation is run from an entry-level position. The office assistant will typically be part of a large team, supporting across many different departments and helping the organisation run smoothly. Today paperwork is fast being replaced with PC or laptop based administration functions so an office assistant will need to be PC-literate, used to email systems, spreadsheets, and office software tools. Microsoft Office and Google Doc applications are widely used today. Other tasks include booking appointments, dealing with staff communication documents, handling petty cash, arranging transport, ordering office supplies, and handling business correspondence.