W107414 - Admin assistant

Admin assistant
Nillumbik Historical Society

If you are interested in History and Photography, this opportunity is for you. Working in the surrounds of Historic Ellis Cottage, working alongside a skilled local Archivist as you help to reconstruct local history. Ellis Cottage is a typical farmer’s residence of uncut stone erected in 1865, housing a range of historical artefacts. Practice your photography and research skills as you capture and register these artefacts in the Nillumbik Historical Society’s database. Put your Business Admin learning into a real workplace environment, developing an understanding of data entry, cataloging and the importance of attention to detail. This placement opportunity will allow you to look back in time as you work on your future career.

Skills You Might Learn

Placement students will have the opportunity to practise their Business Admin skills, including data entry, organising and completing daily work activities, uploading files, use of various systems including Microsoft Office suite and others. Transferrable skills such as teamwork, communication, time management, problem solving and analytical skills will also be evident in this placement.

Typical Tasks & Duties

On a typical day, placement students will assist the archivist to audit the artefacts that may have already been catalogued, and process new artefacts as required. This will include photographing each item, allocating a reference number, marking the item accordingly, and entering the photo and particulars into the database.
Some research may be required to identify and describe objects as they are processed.
Some transcribing may be required, in particular when preparing letters of significance (eg. World War I & II) for display or cataloging.

Student Requirements

This placement could suit up to two students (to be hosted on the same day, excluding Mondays). Best suited to students undertaking Business Admin or Information Technology VET. This placement may particularly appeal to students with an interest in local history and/or photography.

Dress Requirements

As some artefacts can be quite dusty and the site remains cool throughout the day, placement students are encouraged to wear warm, casual clothes and closed toed shoes.

Special Transport Requirements

Transport Venue is close to bus access which connects to trains on the Hurstbridge line. Travel Form may be required to enable student to move between sites.


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Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W107414
Location: Diamond Creek - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Placement days are negotiable (one day per week or blocks) however MONDAYS are not available. The successful candidate(s) will be onsite at Ellis Cottage between 9.30am and 4pm.
Added By: Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network


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