Other Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around three quarters of workers have a Post Graduate degree.

Tasks

  • coordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
  • researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy
  • liaising between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • providing advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • consulting with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational programs
  • identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development
  • researching educational systems and monitoring and evaluating new developments
  • researching and reporting on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
  • developing and delivering training programs for teachers

Job Titles

  • Faculty Head
  • Regional Education Manager
  • Other Education Managers
  • Faculty Head

    Manages the educational and administrative aspects of a department, faculty or school within a university or other tertiary education institution.

    Specialisations: Dean (University), Head Teacher (TAFE)

  • Regional Education Manager

    Manages educational approaches and policy, and curriculum resources and development for preschool, primary, middle or intermediate school, secondary, TAFE or polytechnic teachers and administrators.

    Specialisations: School Administrator

  • Other Education Managers

    Includes Project Coordinator (Education), TAFE Registrar, University Registrar

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $2,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    10500
  • Unemployment

    below average
  • Male Share

    35.4%
  • Female Share

    64.6%
  • Full-Time Share

    88.7%

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This is a small occupation employing 10,500 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 between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Other Education Managers work in most parts of Australia.
  • They mainly work in: Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Other Services.
  • Full-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 39.4 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $2,000 per week (very high compared to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • The workforce is fairly mature. The average age is 46 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years) and around 6 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
  • Around 6 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was below 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
200510300
20068400
20078900
20088300
20098400
20108000
20119000
20129800
201311100
201412500
201510500
202012900

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.
EarningsOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings20001230

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.
CategoryOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-time88.768.4
Part-time11.331.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)39.440

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)
Education and Training72.9
Public Administration and Safety14.4
Other Services6.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.6
Other Industries3.3

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.
StateOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW2031.8
VIC31.625.5
QLD21.319.8
SA15.76.8
WA5.311.2
TAS22
NT31.1
ACT1.11.8

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 BracketOther Education ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190-5.45.4
20-240.3-9.99.9
25-3413-23.423.4
35-4425.6-21.721.7
45-5436.7-21.121.1
55-5910.6-8.78.7
60-649.9-5.95.9
65 and Over3.9-3.83.8

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.
CategoryOther Education ManagersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males35.4Males53.6
Females64.6Females46.4

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 QualificationOther Education ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate74.1-8.68.6
Bachelor degree25.9-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma0-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV0-18.918.9
Year 120-18.718.7
Years 11 & 100-17.717.7
Below Year 100-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job.
Around three quarters of workers have a Post Graduate 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 Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Knowledge

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

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    87% Important

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

  2. Administration and Management

    85% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  3. English Language

    85% Important

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

  4. Education and Training

    78% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  5. Personnel and Human Resources

    77% Important

    Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.

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Activities

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

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    93% Important

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

  2. Building Good Relationships

    92% Important

    Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

  3. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    91% Important

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

  4. Getting Information

    89% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

    87% Important

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

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