Other Specialist Managers includes occupations such as Arts Administrators or Managers, Environmental Managers, Laboratory Managers, Quality Assurance Managers and Sports Administrators.

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 university degree.

Tasks

  • plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services
  • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the development and implementation of an environmental management system within an organisation by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.
  • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of a research or production laboratory
  • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the deployment of quality systems and certification processes within an organisation
  • plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes sport and recreational activities, and develops related policies

Job Titles

  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Environmental Manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Sports Administrator
  • Other Specialist Managers
  • Arts Administrator or Manager

    Plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services.

    Specialisations: Art Gallery Director, Community Arts Centre Manager, Cultural Centre Manager

  • Environmental Manager

    Manages the development and implementation of an environmental management system within an organisation by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.

  • Laboratory Manager

    Manages the operations of a research or production laboratory.

  • Quality Assurance Manager (also called Quality Facilitator)

    Manages the deployment of quality systems and certification processes within an organisation.

  • Sports Administrator

    Manages and promotes sport and recreational activities, and develops related policies.

  • Other Specialist Managers

    Includes Airport Manager, Ambassador, Archbishop, Bishop, Harbour Master, Security Manager (Non-ICT))

Fast Facts

  • $1,631 Weekly Pay
  • 52,400 workers Employment Size
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 87.5% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40.9 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 39.2% female Gender Share

The number of Other Specialist Managers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 52,400 in 2017 to 59,900 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 26,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a very large occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
  • Location: Other Specialist Managers work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: They work in many industries such as Public Administration and Safety; Manufacturing; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,631 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 (87.5%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.9 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (50.2%).
  • Gender: 39.2% 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
200736100
200836500
200938100
201038000
201149500
201239000
201347300
201448000
201547900
201647900
201752400
202259900

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings16311230

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)
Public Administration and Safety15.8
Manufacturing13.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9.5
Arts and Recreation Services6.7
Other Industries54.2

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW30.431.6
VIC28.926.2
QLD13.619.7
SA8.56.7
WA13.010.8
TAS1.32.0
NT1.81.1
ACT2.41.8

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.2-5.25.2
20-242.7-9.99.9
25-3419.1-23.623.6
35-4427.8-21.721.7
45-5427.3-20.820.8
55-599.2-8.88.8
60-6410.4-6.06.0
65 and Over3.3-4.04.0

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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate23.5-8.68.6
Bachelor degree29.2-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.9-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV18.5-18.918.9
Year 126.4-18.718.7
Years 11 & 106.4-17.717.7
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 one in two workers have a university 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.
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Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and Management

    87% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    79% Important

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

  3. Personnel and Human Resources

    75% Important

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

  4. English Language

    74% Important

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

  5. Mathematics

    71% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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Activities

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

  1. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    88% Important

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

  2. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    87% Important

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

  3. Getting Information

    85% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others

    85% Important

    Getting a group of people to work together to finish a task.

  5. Guiding, Directing and Motivating Staff

    83% Important

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers.

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