Management and Organisation Analysts assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Most workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed.

Tasks

  • assisting and encouraging the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and the efficient use of organisations' resources
  • discussing business and organisational shortcomings with clients
  • analysing and evaluating current systems and structures
  • discussing current systems with staff and observing systems at all levels of organisation
  • directing clients towards more efficient organisation and developing solutions to organisational problems
  • undertaking and reviewing work studies by analysing existing and proposed methods and procedures such as administrative and clerical procedures
  • recording and analysing organisations' work flow charts, records, reports, manuals and job descriptions
  • preparing and recommending proposals to revise methods and procedures, alter work flows, redefine job functions and resolve organisational problems
  • assisting in implementing approved recommendations, issuing revised instructions and procedure manuals, and drafting other documentation
  • reviewing operating procedures and advising of departures from procedures and standards

Job Titles

  • Management or Business Consultant
  • Organisation and Methods Analyst, or Procedures Analyst
  • Management or Business Consultant

    Assists organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems.

    Specialisations: Business Analyst

  • Organisation and Methods Analyst, or Procedures Analyst

    Studies organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures.

    Specialisations: Change Management Facilitator, Industry Analyst, Quality Auditor, Skills Auditor

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $1,500 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    66100
  • Unemployment

    average
  • Male Share

    56.6%
  • Female Share

    43.4%
  • Full-Time Share

    80.6%

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This is a very large occupation employing 66,100 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.
Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create more than 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Management and Organisation Analysts work in most parts of Australia.
  • They mainly work in: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Financial and Insurance Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • Full-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 40.1 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,500 per week (higher than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • The average age is 42 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Around 6 in 10 workers are male.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was similar to the average.

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.
YearNumber of Workers
200538200
200638300
200744200
200849300
200944300
201046900
201145300
201256800
201356600
201454400
201566100
202079900

Weekly Earnings

Full-time Earnings

All Jobs Average

Weekly Earnings (before tax)

Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
EarningsManagement and Organisation AnalystsAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings15001230

Hours

Weekly Hours Worked

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Hours actually worked by people who usually work full-time, and share of employment by full-time and part-time status, for this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryManagement and Organisation AnalystsAll Jobs Average
Full-time80.668.4
Part-time19.431.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)40.140

Main Industries

Top Industries

Main Employing Industries (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41.5
Financial and Insurance Services15
Public Administration and Safety9.7
Manufacturing4.2
Other Industries29.6

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateManagement and Organisation AnalystsAll Jobs Average
NSW39.631.8
VIC25.225.5
QLD16.319.8
SA5.16.8
WA8.911.2
TAS1.12
NT0.51.1
ACT3.31.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketManagement and Organisation AnalystsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.2-5.45.4
20-244.3-9.99.9
25-3422.6-23.423.4
35-4431.2-21.721.7
45-5423.4-21.121.1
55-597.5-8.78.7
60-645.1-5.95.9
65 and Over5.8-3.83.8

Gender

Male Share

Female Share

Gender (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Male and female share of employment in this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryManagement and Organisation AnalystsCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males56.6Males53.6
Females43.4Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

Source: ABS, Education and Work (2016). Findings based on use of ABS TableBuilder data. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Skill level requirements can change over time, the qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationManagement and Organisation AnalystsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate24.7-8.68.6
Bachelor degree44.3-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma10-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV7.6-18.918.9
Year 128.5-18.718.7
Years 11 & 104.9-17.717.7
Below Year 100-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Most workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed.

If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job.
The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.

It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.

Employers look for Management and Organisation Analysts who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and who are reliable.

Knowledge

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Administration and Management

    88% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  2. English Language

    87% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Customer and Personal Service

    78% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  4. Education and Training

    77% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  5. Psychology

    75% Important

    Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.

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Activities

The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

    97% Important

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  2. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    94% Important

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Getting Information

    93% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Analyzing Data or Information

    92% Important

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  5. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    92% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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