This industry includes federal, state and local government administration, the defence force, and services like the police force that enforce rules and public order. As this industry has an older workforce, there may be job opportunities as workers retire. Most workers have either a VET or university degree. Part-time employment is rare and some jobs are male dominated.

Job Profiles

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Accountants

Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Accounting Clerks

Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,071 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Aged and Disabled Carers

Aged and Disabled Carers provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,473 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Agricultural Technicians

Agricultural Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Air Transport Professionals

Air Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,641 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,595 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Tresurers

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers conduct audits of accounting systems, procedures and financial statements, manage corporate funding and financial risk, and administer and review corporate compliance activities.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,839 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Barristers

Barristers plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Call or Contact Centre Workers

Call or Contact Centre Workers respond to telephone, Internet and email inquiries and complaints about an organisation's goods and services, and promote the goods and services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $969 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,570 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Civil Engineering Professionals

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,916 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Commissioned Officers (Management)

Commissioned Officers (Management) provide high level management to support the running of organisational, geographical and operational units and sections within the defence forces and fire and police services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Contract, Program and Project Administrators

Contract, Program and Project Administrators plan and undertake administration of contracts, organisational programs, special projects and support services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,400 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Court and Legal Clerks

Court and Legal Clerks provide administrative and operational support to Legal Professionals by performing clerical work associated with the functions of courts, legal practices and the administration of trusts and estates.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $916 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Debt Collectors

Debt Collectors collect consumer, commercial, insurance and other forms of debt for clients, make arrangements to settle overdue accounts, formalise payment arrangements and follow up until accounts are fully paid.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,020 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Economists

Economists perform economic research and analysis, develop and apply theories about production and distribution of goods and services and people's spending and financial behaviour, and provide advice to governments and organisations on economic policy issues.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Environmental Scientists

Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,541 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Filing and Registry Clerks

Filing and Registry Clerks process and handle information and documents to maintain access to and security of database and record management systems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,053 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Finance Managers

Finance Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the financial and accounting activities within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,073 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Fire and Emergency Workers

Fire and Emergency Workers attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,601 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians

Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,165 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Gardeners

Gardeners plant, cultivate, maintain, plan and construct parks, gardens and landscapes, and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $951 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

General Clerks

General Clerks perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Human Resource Clerks

Human Resources Clerks maintain and update personnel records such as information on transfers and promotions, employee leave taken and accumulated, salaries, superannuation and taxation, qualifications and training.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,336 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Human Resource Professionals

Human Resource Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate staff recruitment, assist in resolving disputes by advising on workplace matters, and represent industrial, commercial, union, employer and other parties in negotiations on issues such as enterprise bargaining, rates of pay and conditions of employment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,339 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Managers

ICT Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,105 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

ICT Support Technicians

ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Information Officers

Information Officers respond to personal, written and telephone inquiries and complaints about the organisation's goods and services, provide information and refer people to other sources.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $978 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

Inspectors and Regulatory Officers administer and enforce government and corporate regulations and standards.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,488 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Intelligence and Policy Analysts

Intelligence and Policy Analysts collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,720 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Keyboard Operators

Keyboard Operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Librarians

Librarians develop, organise and manage library services such as collections of information, recreational resources and reader information services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,492 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Library Assistants

Library Assistants issue, receive and shelve library items and maintain associated records.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Occupational & Environmental Health Professionals

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupational health and safety and related legislation to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,771 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Other Information and Organisation Professionals

Other Information and Organisation Professionals includes occupations such as Electorate Officers, Liaison Officers, Migration Agents and Patents Examiners.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,412 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Paving and Surfacing Labourers

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,164 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Personal Assistants

Personal Assistants perform liaison, coordination and organisational tasks in support of Managers and Professionals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,256 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Police

Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,600 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Policy and Planning Managers

Policy and Planning Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,146 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Primary Products Inspectors

Primary Products Inspectors inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality, health and licensing.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,395 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Prison Officers

Prison Officers supervise and control the activities of inmates in prisons and other correctional institutions.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,452 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Safety Inspectors

Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $2,121 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Security Officers and Guards

Security Officers and Guards provide security and investigative services to organisations and individuals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,177 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Social Workers

Social Workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,364 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Software and Applications Programmers

Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,801 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists

Surveyors and Spatial Scientists plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and delineate boundaries and features of tracts of land, marine floors and underground works, prepare and revise maps, charts and other geographic products, and analyse, present and maintain geographical information about locations in space and time.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,562 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Training and Development Professionals

Training and Development Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate training and development programs to ensure management and staff acquire the skills and develop the competencies required by organisations to meet organisational objectives.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,550 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and Regional Planners develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,404 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Welfare Support Workers

Welfare Support Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,084 Before Tax
  • Future Growth very strong
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,200 Before Tax
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher
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