Specialist Managers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Airport Manager, Ambassador, Archbishop, Bishop, Harbour Master, and Security Manager (Non-ICT).

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Plans, organises, directs, controls and co-ordinates the development and implementation of an agencies activities.
    • Supervises and reviews operations.
    • Reports on progress to superiors.
    • Considers strategic issues and makes plans accordingly.
    • Sets policy for subordinate staff.
    • Organises meetings and prepares agendas.
    • Minute-taking and correspondence duties.
    • Disseminates policy statements and other literature.
    • Prepares submissions or represents the organisation's interests.
    • Drafts news releases and deals with the media.
    • Liaises with government and other organisations.
    • Controls the organisations finances and may manage reporting staff.

    All Other Specialist Managers

    • $2,259 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Specialist Managers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 26,400 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 45 years Average age
    • 32% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Specialist Managers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 21,400 in 2011 to 26,400 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a large occupation.
    • Location: Specialist Managers (not covered elsewhere) work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Public Administration and Safety; Financial and Insurance Services; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (91%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 32% 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)
    Public Administration and Safety26.6
    Financial and Insurance Services14.5
    Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8.9
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing6.7
    Other Industries43.3

    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.
    StateSpecialist Managers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW34.931.6
    VIC24.425.6
    QLD16.320.0
    SA5.97.0
    WA12.010.8
    TAS1.72.0
    NT1.61.0
    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 BracketSpecialist Managers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.1-5.05.0
    20-241.5-9.39.3
    25-3417.2-22.922.9
    35-4430.5-22.022.0
    45-5430.2-21.621.6
    55-5911.5-9.09.0
    60-646.0-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.0-4.24.2

    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 QualificationSpecialist Managers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate20.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree28.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma17.6-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV15.0-21.121.1
    Year 1211.6-18.118.1
    Year 112.1-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.7-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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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.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Administration and management

      74% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and personal service

      72% Skill level

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

    3. Personnel and human resources

      63% Skill level

      Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

    4. Production and processing

      62% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. Mathematics

      59% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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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, 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers.

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    Demands

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

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      99% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Telephone

      99% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Electronic mail

      97% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    4. Unstructured work

      96% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

    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, 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers.

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