Responding to the Key Selection Criteria: Demonstrated Computer Literacy Skills

Updated: May 7

Demonstrated computer literacy skills, including the ability to use spreadsheets, databases and word processing applications.


In almost every job these days, having good computer skills is an essential requirement that many employers expect from their employees.


First and foremost, a candidate must have a basic understanding of how to work their way around a computer to store and search for information and open applications and learn new systems required to perform the job.


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Most administrative based roles will require the candidate to have the following IT related skills and knowledge:


Ability to use an internet web browser - This is a necessity, especially since most of our work these days is now online-based. So being able to work your way around Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari is a must.


Ability to use Outlook or an alternative email/calendar management system - You'll need to be able to send and receive emails and manage calendar appointments, tasks and meetings. Most employers commonly use applications like Microsoft Outlook, so this is a must-have to know.


Ability to use Microsoft Word - It's imperative that employees understand how to prepare and write documents utilising Microsoft Word, then save and edit later. Most organisations are also transitioning to the Office 365 system. Word is an essential application that many people need to know how to use, especially when writing and editing reports, forms and other documentation.


Ability to use Microsoft Excel - Some jobs require you to edit and prepare spreadsheets to manage datasets and other uses.


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