This site is undergoing constant refinement.
Email your feedback to email@example.com, this will help us to improve it.
School Principals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the educational and administrative aspects of primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary schools including physical and human resources.
Specialisations: Middle or Intermediate School Principal, Primary School Principal, Secondary School Principal
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 20,000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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 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 School Principals who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, and provide leadership, direction and planning.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Teaching and course design.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Opens in a new windowO*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The information on this site is derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2
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.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Guiding and directing staff, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.