Primary Health Organisation Managers manage primary health organisations that provide a broad range of out-of-hospital health services.

    Previous relevant experience and a formal qualification in health administration, nursing or another related field is generally needed to work as a Primary Health Organisation Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Primary Health Organisation Managers.

    Tasks

    • Provides overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre.
    • Develops, implements and monitors the procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff.
    • Co-ordinates and administers health and welfare programs and clinical services.
    • Monitors and evaluates resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres.
    • Controls administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services.
    • Liaises with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service co-operation and co-ordination.
    • Advises government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities.
    • Represents the organisation in negotiations, conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums.
    • Controls selection, training and supervision of staff.

    All Health and Welfare Services Managers

    • $2,148 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Primary Health Organisation Managers

    • 250 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 49 years Average age
    • 73% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Primary Health Organisation Managers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 370 in 2011 to 250 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Primary Health Organisation Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (83%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 49 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (63%).
    • Gender: 73% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Health Care and Social Assistance82.1
    Public Administration and Safety10.3
    Education and Training3.0
    Other Services2.1
    Other Industries2.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StatePrimary Health Organisation ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW29.531.6
    VIC31.225.6
    QLD10.320.0
    SA5.17.0
    WA13.210.8
    TAS4.72.0
    NT4.31.0
    ACT1.71.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketPrimary Health Organisation ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-240.0-9.39.3
    25-3413.8-22.922.9
    35-4422.8-22.022.0
    45-5436.6-21.621.6
    55-5915.4-9.09.0
    60-649.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over1.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationPrimary Health Organisation ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate38.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree33.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma21.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV6.4-21.121.1
    Year 120.0-18.118.1
    Year 110.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

    Previous relevant experience and a formal qualification in health administration, nursing or another related field is generally needed to work as a Primary Health Organisation Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Primary Health Organisation Managers.

    Thinking about study or training?

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

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • 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 Health Industry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Health and Welfare Services Managers who have strong people skills, can communicate clearly and multitask under pressure.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Clerical

      74% Skill level

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

    2. Administration and management

      70% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    3. English language

      68% Skill level

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

    4. Customer and personal service

      66% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    5. Education and training

      64% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      100% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Telephone

      99% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      98% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Indoors, heat controlled

      97% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    5. Being exact or accurate

      90% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

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