Other Specialist Managers includes occupations such as Arts Administrators or Managers, Environmental Managers, Laboratory Managers, Quality Assurance Managers and Sports Administrators.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in two workers have a university degree.

Tasks

  • plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services
  • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the development and implementation of an environmental management system within an organisation by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.
  • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of a research or production laboratory
  • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the deployment of quality systems and certification processes within an organisation
  • plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes sport and recreational activities, and develops related policies

Job Titles

  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Environmental Manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Sports Administrator
  • Other Specialist Managers
  • Arts Administrator or Manager

    Plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services.

    Specialisations: Art Gallery Director, Community Arts Centre Manager, Cultural Centre Manager

  • Environmental Manager

    Manages the development and implementation of an environmental management system within an organisation by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.

  • Laboratory Manager

    Manages the operations of a research or production laboratory.

  • Quality Assurance Manager (also called Quality Facilitator)

    Manages the deployment of quality systems and certification processes within an organisation.

  • Sports Administrator

    Manages and promotes sport and recreational activities, and develops related policies.

  • Other Specialist Managers

    Includes Airport Manager, Ambassador, Archbishop, Bishop, Harbour Master, Security Manager (Non-ICT))

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $1,631 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    49,500
  • Unemployment

    below average
  • Male Share

    63.4%
  • Female Share

    36.6%
  • Full-Time Share

    88.6%

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This is a very large occupation employing 49,500 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 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Other Specialist Managers work in most parts of Australia.
  • They work in many industries. Some of the main industries are: Public Administration and Safety; Manufacturing; and Arts and Recreation Services.
  • Full-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 40.5 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,631 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 average age is 45 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years) and around 5 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
  • Around 6 in 10 workers are male.
  • 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
200532500
200633500
200736900
200832800
200942100
201040000
201144900
201244600
201347200
201449000
201549500
202061100

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings16311230

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-time88.668.4
Part-time11.431.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)40.540.0

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)
Public Administration and Safety15.9
Manufacturing15.1
Arts and Recreation Services12.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9.2
Other Industries47.7

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW32.631.8
VIC25.325.5
QLD17.819.8
SA7.06.8
WA11.511.2
TAS1.82.0
NT1.41.1
ACT2.61.8

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.3-5.45.4
20-245.2-9.99.9
25-3418.2-23.423.4
35-4426.1-21.721.7
45-5432.5-21.121.1
55-5910.2-8.78.7
60-645.6-5.95.9
65 and Over1.8-3.83.8

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.
CategoryOther Specialist ManagersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males63.4Males53.6
Females36.6Females46.4

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate23.5-8.68.6
Bachelor degree29.2-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.9-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV18.5-18.918.9
Year 126.4-18.718.7
Years 11 & 106.4-17.717.7
Below Year 100.0-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job.
Around one in two workers have 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 Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Knowledge

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

  1. Administration and Management

    87% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    79% Important

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

  3. Personnel and Human Resources

    75% Important

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

  4. English Language

    74% Important

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

  5. Mathematics

    71% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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Activities

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

  1. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    88% Important

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

  2. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    87% Important

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

  3. Getting Information

    85% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

    85% Important

    Getting a group of people to work together to finish a task.

  5. Guiding, Directing and Motivating Staff

    83% Important

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

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