Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers organise and control the operations of caravan parks and camping grounds to provide accommodation and leisure services.

    You can work as a Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training may be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • taking reservations, registering guests, assigning accommodation and collecting payments
    • arranging cleaning and maintenance of caravans, cabins, amenities blocks, recreation facilities and grounds
    • informing guests of local tourist attractions and recreational facilities
    • attending to complaints lodged by customers
    • liaising with local government to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances
    • may operate an on-site shop, cafe or restaurant for guests
    • may sign, supervise and enforce terms of tenancy agreements in accordance with legislation and may obtain enforcement orders where tenants are in breach of requirements
    • may act as licensee for the purchase and sale of liquor

    All Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 3,200 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 56 hours Average full-time
    • 54 years Average age
    • 48% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
    from 3,200 in 2018 to 3,200 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 1,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 200 a year).

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (84%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 56 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 54 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (77%).
    • Gender: 48% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    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
    20083700
    20093200
    20102900
    20114400
    20124400
    20134800
    20145000
    20155200
    20163000
    20173600
    20183200
    20233200

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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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)
    Accommodation and Food Services88.7
    Arts and Recreation Services3.5
    Administrative and Support Services2.3
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.1
    Other Industries4.4

    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.
    StateCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.931.6
    VIC21.325.6
    QLD23.720.0
    SA9.27.0
    WA11.410.8
    TAS3.02.0
    NT2.21.0
    ACT0.21.9

    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 BracketCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.2-5.05.0
    20-240.8-9.39.3
    25-347.5-22.922.9
    35-4414.8-22.022.0
    45-5427.4-21.621.6
    55-5918.7-9.09.0
    60-6415.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over14.9-4.24.2

    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 QualificationCaravan Park and Camping Ground ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.2-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV26.9-21.121.1
    Year 1214.9-18.118.1
    Year 118.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below26.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training may be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Thinking about study or training?

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

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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    Employers look for Caravan Park and Camping Ground Managers who provide leadership and good customer service.

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    Knowledge

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    1. Clerical

      68% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and personal service

      65% Skill level

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

    3. Administration and management

      64% Skill level

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

    4. Sales and marketing

      62% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    5. Computers and electronics

      62% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Demands

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

    1. Contact with people

      100% Important

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

    2. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Teamwork

      98% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    4. Frequent decision making

      95% Important

      Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

    5. Electronic mail

      94% Important

      Use electronic mail.

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