Corporate/company secretaries are responsible for planning and administering corporate compliance activities including legislative and regulatory requirements. They also communicate with shareholders.

Where corporate secretaries are employed

Corporate/company secretaries work in a senior position in a private sector company or public sector organisation.


Full-time company secretaries in SA generally earn more than $1,600 per week.

Graph of pay scales for corporate secretary

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 29 people employed full-time as company secretaries, compared with 39 in 2006.

How to become one

If you’re at high school the ideal subjects to study include accounting, business, economics, English and maths. These subjects will be relevant to your university studies and give you a base towards becoming a company or corporate secretary.

You generally need a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. For information on course admission requirements and how to apply to the universities and TAFE in SA, visit the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Check South Australian Universities at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia.

For information about Australian universities, visit MyUniversity.

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