Licensed Club Managers organise and control the operations of licensed clubs to provide food, beverages, gaming, entertainment, sporting and other amenities for members.

A skill level equal to an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.

Tasks

  • planning and supervising bar, restaurant and function services
  • planning, booking and supervising sporting, gaming and entertainment activities
  • supervising security arrangements and property maintenance
  • arranging member subscriptions
  • observing liquor, gaming, health and other laws and regulations
  • ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • compiling and organising distribution of newsletters and other information to keep members informed of forthcoming events and facilities available
  • assessing and reviewing member satisfaction and preferences
  • liaising with community groups sponsored and assisted by the club
  • selecting, training and supervising staff

Job Titles

  • Licensed Club Manager, or Club Licensee
  • Licensed Club Manager, or Club Licensee

    Specialisations: Gaming Manager, Nightclub Manager

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $1,475 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    stable
  • Skill Level

    Associate Degree or Diploma
  • Employment Size

    8,200
  • Unemployment

    above average
  • Male Share

    43.7%
  • Female Share

    56.3%
  • Full-Time Share

    80.2%

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This is a small occupation employing 8200 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.
Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • While there are jobs in many parts of Australia, New South Wales has a large share of Licensed Club Managers.
  • They work in many industries. Some of the main industries are: Accommodation and Food Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Full-time work is common. Full-time workers, on average, work 40.9 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,475 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 40 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Around 6 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was above 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
20055900
20067200
20076300
20085100
20096300
20106700
20118400
20128400
20135300
20148200
20158200
20208200

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.
EarningsLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings14751230

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.
CategoryLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-time80.268.4
Part-time19.831.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)40.940.0

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)
Accommodation and Food Services63.0
Arts and Recreation Services34.8
Health Care and Social Assistance2.2

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.
StateLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW47.531.8
VIC16.025.5
QLD22.419.8
SA3.16.8
WA3.511.2
TAS0.02.0
NT4.11.1
ACT3.41.8

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 BracketLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.45.4
20-242.8-9.99.9
25-3433.1-23.423.4
35-4427.8-21.721.7
45-5427.7-21.121.1
55-591.4-8.78.7
60-645.5-5.95.9
65 and Over1.6-3.83.8

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.
CategoryLicensed Club ManagersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males43.7Males53.6
Females56.3Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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A skill level equal to an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.

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 Licensed Club Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.

Knowledge

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

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    92% Important

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

  2. Administration and Management

    81% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  3. Mathematics

    77% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English Language

    71% Important

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

  5. Computers and Electronics

    71% Important

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Activities

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

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    89% Important

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

  2. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    86% Important

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

  3. Coaching and Developing Others

    85% Important

    Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping others to improve.

  4. Guiding, Directing and Motivating Staff

    84% Important

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

  5. Interacting With Computers

    84% Important

    Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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