Faculty Heads manage the educational and administrative aspects of departments, faculties or schools within universities or other tertiary education institutions.

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

A formal teaching qualification and extensive experience in education and management are both generally needed to work as a Faculty Head. Many Faculty Heads complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks

  • Co-ordinates the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution.
  • Researches, develops, implements, reviews and evaluates educational and administrative policy.
  • Liaises between educational institutions, parents and the wider community.
  • Provides advice on policy and procedures to staff and students.
  • Consults with academic and administrative staff to co-ordinate educational programmes.
  • Identifies and addresses present and future needs for student and staff development.
  • Researches educational systems, as well as monitors and evaluates new developments.
  • Researches and reports on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation.
  • Develops and delivers training programs for teachers.

All Other Education Managers

  • $2,432 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Average unemployment Unemployment

Faculty Heads

  • 4,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 56% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Faculty Heads (in their main job) grew moderately over 5 years:
from 4,200 in 2011 to 4,500 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Faculty Heads work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (92%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 47 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 52 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (72%).
  • Gender: 56% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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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)
Education and Training95.5
Other Services1.0
Accommodation and Food Services0.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.6
Other Industries2.3

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.
StateFaculty HeadsAll Jobs Average
NSW41.631.6
VIC22.825.6
QLD14.920.0
SA6.37.0
WA8.710.8
TAS1.82.0
NT0.71.0
ACT3.11.9

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 BracketFaculty HeadsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.05.0
20-240.5-9.39.3
25-346.6-22.922.9
35-4420.6-22.022.0
45-5434.1-21.621.6
55-5920.1-9.09.0
60-6412.2-6.06.0
65 and Over5.9-4.24.2

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 QualificationFaculty HeadsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate61.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree23.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.9-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV2.6-21.121.1
Year 122.4-18.118.1
Year 110.2-4.84.8
Year 10 and below0.5-12.512.5

A formal teaching qualification and extensive experience in education and management are both generally needed to work as a Faculty Head. Many Faculty Heads complete postgraduate studies.

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

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    80% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    68% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  5. Administration and management

    65% Skill level

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

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    99% 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

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    96% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

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The skills and 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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