Other Information and Organisation Professionals includes occupations such as Electorate Officers, Liaison Officers, Migration Agents and Patents Examiners.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licencing may also be necessary.

Tasks

  • manages the electorate office of a politician, and liaises with constituents and the media on their behalf
  • establishes and facilitates communication between different community groups, organisations and governments
  • provides information and advice to potential migrants, prepares and lodges visa applications, and acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies liaises with legal professionals in relation to judicial review matters. Registration or licensing may be required
  • investigates and reports on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the patents act

Job Titles

  • Electorate Officer
  • Liaison Officer
  • Migration Agent
  • Patents Examiner
  • Other Information and Organisation Professionals
  • Electorate Officer

    Manages the electorate office of a politician, and liaises with constituents and the media on their behalf.

  • Liaison Officer

    Establishes and facilitates communication between different community groups, organisations and governments.

    Specialisations: Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Business Liaison Officer, Community Liaison Officer, Disability Liaison Officer, Police Liaison Officer

  • Migration Agent

    Provides information and advice to potential migrants, prepares and lodges visa applications, and acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies. Liaises with Legal Professionals in relation to judicial review matters. Registration or licensing may be required.

  • Patents Examiner

    Investigates and reports on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the Patents Act. Registration or licensing may be required.

  • Other Information and Organisation Professionals

    Includes Electoral Officer, Knowledge Manager, Lobbyist, Museum Registrar, Procurement Specialist

Fast Facts

  • $1,412 Weekly Pay
  • 26,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Higher unemployment Unemployment
  • 82.9% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 36.3 hours Average full-time
  • 37.5 years Average age
  • 50.2% female Gender Share

The number of Other Information and Organisation Professionals grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 26,300 in 2018 to 33,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 30,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 6,000 a year).

  • Size: This is a large occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was above average in 2017.
  • Location: Other Information and Organisation Professionals work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Education and Training.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,412 per week (higher than 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 (82.9%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 36.3 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 50.2% 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 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
YearNumber of Workers
200815000
200916400
201016900
201118000
201217700
201321200
201421900
201520300
201623400
201723600
201826300
202333000

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 Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings14121230

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 Safety31.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15.7
Education and Training8.1
Financial and Insurance Services7.8
Other Industries36.7

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.
StateOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
NSW26.931.6
VIC33.926.2
QLD13.819.7
SA6.06.7
WA7.910.8
TAS2.32.0
NT1.41.1
ACT7.91.8

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 Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.25.2
20-247.2-9.99.9
25-3434.1-23.623.6
35-4427.3-21.721.7
45-5418.6-20.820.8
55-596.5-8.88.8
60-644.9-6.06.0
65 and Over1.3-4.04.0

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 Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate11.4-8.68.6
Bachelor degree40.4-17.917.9
Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.4-10.110.1
Certificate III/IV14.5-18.918.9
Year 129.3-18.718.7
Years 11 & 1014-17.717.7
Below Year 100-8.18.1

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of experience, is usually needed to work in this job.
Around half of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licencing may also be necessary.

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 Gas Industry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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

Employers look for Other Information and Organisation Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    85% Important

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    83% Important

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

  3. English Language

    82% Important

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

  4. Administration and Management

    78% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  5. Personnel and Human Resources

    72% Important

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

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Activities

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

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    91% Important

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

  2. Interacting With Computers

    87% Important

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

  3. Getting Information

    86% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Performing Administrative Activities

    85% Important

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  5. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    83% Important

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

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3011.00 - Administrative Services Managers.

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