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Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a medium sized occupation employing 19,700 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in three workers have a Certificate III/IV instead of a university degree.
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 Manufacturers who are motivated, organised and can communicate clearly with a variety of different people and work well in a team.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Guiding and directing staff, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving conflicts, and negotiating with people.