Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers organise and control the operations of caravan parks and camping grounds to provide accommodation and leisure services.

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

  • taking reservations, registering guests, assigning accommodation and collecting payments
  • arranging cleaning and maintenance of caravans, cabins, amenities blocks, recreation facilities and grounds
  • informing guests of local tourist attractions and recreational facilities
  • attending to complaints lodged by customers
  • liaising with local government to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances
  • may operate an on-site shop, cafe or restaurant for guests
  • may sign, supervise and enforce terms of tenancy agreements in accordance with legislation and may obtain enforcement orders where tenants are in breach of requirements
  • may act as licensee for the purchase and sale of liquor

Job Titles

  • Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager

    Fast Facts

    • Avg. Weekly Pay

      Unavailable
    • Future Growth

      moderate
    • Skill Level

      Associate Degree or Diploma
    • Employment Size

      6,700
    • Unemployment

      average
    • Male Share

      50.5%
    • Female Share

      49.5%
    • Full-Time Share

      92.4%

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    This is a very small occupation employing 6700 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 up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

    • While there are jobs in many parts of Australia, South Australia and Western Australia have a large share of Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers.
    • They nearly all work in Accommodation and Food Services.
    • Almost all work full-time. Full-time workers, on average, work 65.7 hours per week.
    • Average earnings for full-time workers are below average at around n/a per week. Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • The workforce is fairly mature. The average age is 56 years (compared to 40 for all careers) and around 10 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
    • Around 1 in 2 workers are female.
    • In 2016, the unemployment rate was similar to the 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.
    YearEmployment Level
    20054800
    20064800
    20072800
    20085100
    20091800
    20103200
    20113600
    20125900
    20135400
    20143500
    20156700
    20207000

    Weekly Earnings

    Full-time Earnings

    All Careers Average

    Weekly Earnings (before tax)

    Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015 cat. no. 6333.0. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earningsn/an/a

    Hours

    Weekly Hours Worked

    Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016.
    CategoryCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs Average
    Full-time91.269
    Part-time8.830.8
    Average Weekly Hours (full-time)50.740.2

    Main Industries

    Top Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% share)

    Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Accommodation and Food Services94.8
    Arts and Recreation Services3.3
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.9

    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.
    StateCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW22.231.8
    VIC22.925.5
    QLD6.819.8
    SA23.56.7
    WA18.911.1
    TAS5.62
    NT0.01.1
    ACT0.01.8

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% share)

    Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016.
    Age BracketCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.45.4
    20-240.0-9.99.9
    25-344.3-23.323.3
    35-440.0-21.621.6
    45-5442.5-21.121.1
    55-5925.2-8.68.6
    60-6420.5-5.95.9
    65 and Over7.6-3.73.7

    Gender

    Male Share

    Female Share

    Gender (% share)

    Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016.
    CategoryCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersCategoryAll Jobs Average
    Males47.4Males53.8
    Females52.6Females46.1

    Education Level

    Top Education Levels

    Highest Level of Education (% share)

    No data is available for the selected graph for this Occupation.

    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 Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers who provide leadership and good customer service.

    Knowledge

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

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      94% Important

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

    2. Administration and Management

      90% Important

      Planning and coordination of people and resources.

    3. English Language

      81% Important

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

    4. Mathematics

      80% Important

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Sales and Marketing

      79% Important

      Showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

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    Activities

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

    1. Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

      92% Important

      Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    2. Interacting With Computers

      88% Important

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

    3. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

      87% Important

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

    4. Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

      85% Important

      Communicating with customers, the public, government, and others in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

    5. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

      85% Important

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

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