Other Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around three quarters of workers have a Post Graduate degree.

Tasks

  • coordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
  • researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy
  • liaising between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • providing advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • consulting with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational programs
  • identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development
  • researching educational systems and monitoring and evaluating new developments
  • researching and reporting on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
  • developing and delivering training programs for teachers

Job Titles

  • Faculty Head
  • Regional Education Manager
  • Other Education Managers
  • Faculty Head

    Manages the educational and administrative aspects of a department, faculty or school within a university or other tertiary education institution.

    Specialisations: Dean (University), Head Teacher (TAFE)

  • Regional Education Manager

    Manages educational approaches and policy, and curriculum resources and development for preschool, primary, middle or intermediate school, secondary, TAFE or polytechnic teachers and administrators.

    Specialisations: School Administrator

  • Other Education Managers

    Includes Project Coordinator (Education), TAFE Registrar, University Registrar

Fast Facts

  • $2,000 Weekly Pay
  • 15,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 93.0% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40.8 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 67.9% female Gender Share

The number of Other Education Managers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 15,600 in 2017 to 18,700 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 11,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
  • Location: Other Education Managers work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $2,000 per week (very high compared to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (93%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%) showing part-time work may be hard to find.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.8 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 50 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (65.6%).
  • Gender: 67.9% 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
20079100
20088800
20099500
20107700
20117800
201210100
201311300
201410600
201511800
201611300
201715600
202218700

Weekly Earnings

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.
EarningsOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings20001230

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)
Education and Training78.1
Public Administration and Safety12.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.5
Manufacturing1.9
Other Industries5.0

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.
StateOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW38.331.6
VIC27.826.2
QLD15.619.7
SA5.46.7
WA8.210.8
TAS1.42.0
NT1.61.1
ACT1.71.8

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 BracketOther Education ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.25.2
20-241.3-9.99.9
25-3413.9-23.623.6
35-4419.2-21.721.7
45-5434.5-20.820.8
55-5912.2-8.88.8
60-6411.6-6.06.0
65 and Over7.3-4.04.0

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, Education and Work (2016). Findings based on use of ABS TableBuilder data. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Skill level requirements can change over time, the qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationOther Education ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate74.1-8.68.6
Bachelor degree25.9-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma0-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV0-18.918.9
Year 120-18.718.7
Years 11 & 100-17.717.7
Below Year 100-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job.
Around three quarters of workers have a Post Graduate degree.

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.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Training and Education and Community Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

Employers look for Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    87% Important

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

  2. Administration and Management

    85% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  3. English Language

    85% Important

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

  4. Education and Training

    78% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  5. Personnel and Human Resources

    77% Important

    Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

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Activities

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

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    93% Important

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

  2. Building Good Relationships

    92% Important

    Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

  3. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    91% Important

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

  4. Getting Information

    89% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

    87% Important

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

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