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

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • 2,900 workers Employment Size
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • Higher unemployment Unemployment
    • 90.2% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • Unavailable Average full-time
    • 55 years Average age
    • 43.4% female Gender Share

    The number of Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years:
    from 2,900 in 2017 to 3,000 by 2022.
    There are likely to be around 1,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was above average in 2017.
    • Location: Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers work in many regions of Australia. Many work in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
    • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Administrative and Support Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (90.2%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
    • Age: The average age is 55 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Most workers are aged 45 years or over
    • Gender: 43.4% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20072900
    20083700
    20093200
    20103000
    20114400
    20124400
    20134900
    20145000
    20155200
    20163200
    20172900
    20223000

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, 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 Services75.0
    Administrative and Support Services8.0
    Public Administration and Safety5.9
    Arts and Recreation Services5.4
    Other Industries5.7

    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 2017, 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.
    StateCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW45.931.6
    VIC3.726.2
    QLD26.119.7
    SA17.16.7
    WA3.710.8
    TAS1.82.0
    NT1.81.1
    ACT0.01.8

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.25.2
    20-240.0-9.99.9
    25-343.3-23.623.6
    35-4410.8-21.721.7
    45-5428.3-20.820.8
    55-5929.6-8.88.8
    60-6417.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over10.3-4.04.0

    Education Level

    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.

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
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    Employers look for Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers who provide leadership and good customer service.

    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    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

    These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

    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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    The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9081.00 - Lodging Managers.

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