Post Office Managers manage post offices.

    You can work as a Post Office Manager without formal qualifications, however, managerial experience or experience in a related role may be needed.

    Tasks

    • Determines product mix, stock levels and service standards.
    • Formulates and implements purchasing and marketing policies, and sets prices.
    • Promotes and advertises the establishment's goods and services.
    • Sells goods and services to customers and advises them on product use.
    • Maintains records of stock levels and financial transactions.
    • Undertakes budgeting for the establishment.
    • Controls selection, training and supervision of staff.
    • Ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations.

    All Retail Managers

    • $1,440 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Post Office Managers

    • 3,100 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 47 hours Average full-time
    • 52 years Average age
    • 51% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Post Office Managers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 3,000 in 2011 to 3,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Post Office Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (86%, 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: 51% 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)
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing93.4
    Retail Trade4.0
    Public Administration and Safety1.0
    Information Media and Telecommunications0.8
    Other Industries0.8

    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.
    StatePost Office ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.631.6
    VIC27.325.6
    QLD18.720.0
    SA9.57.0
    WA11.010.8
    TAS3.02.0
    NT0.71.0
    ACT1.21.9

    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 BracketPost Office ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.1-5.05.0
    20-240.9-9.39.3
    25-349.3-22.922.9
    35-4417.3-22.022.0
    45-5432.8-21.621.6
    55-5917.6-9.09.0
    60-6412.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over9.1-4.24.2

    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 QualificationPost Office ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree15.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma13.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV15.0-21.121.1
    Year 1223.5-18.118.1
    Year 118.6-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below16.8-12.512.5

    You can work as a Post Office Manager without formal qualifications, however, managerial experience or experience in a related role may be needed.

    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.
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    Employers look for Retail Managers who provide good customer service, have strong people skills, are organised and well presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      68% Skill level

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

    2. Education and training

      67% Skill level

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

    3. Administration and management

      66% Skill level

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

    4. Production and processing

      66% Skill level

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

    5. Clerical

      65% Skill level

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

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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, 11-9131.00 - Postmasters and Mail Superintendents.

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    Demands

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

    1. Contact with people

      99% Important

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

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      98% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Time pressure

      98% Important

      Work to strict deadlines.

    4. Electronic mail

      98% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    5. Telephone

      97% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9131.00 - Postmasters and Mail Superintendents.

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