Other Information and Organisation Professionals includes occupations such as Electorate Officers, Liaison Officers, Migration Agents and Patents Examiners.

    Either extensive experience or a formal qualification in business management, law, accounting or another relevant field is needed to work as an Other Information or Organisation Professional. Other Information and Organisation Professionals often have university qualifications.

    Tasks

    • manages the electorate office of a politician, and liaises with constituents and the media on their behalf
    • establishes and facilitates communication between different community groups, organisations and governments
    • provides information and advice to potential migrants, prepares and lodges visa applications, and acts as an intermediary to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies liaises with legal professionals in relation to judicial review matters. Registration or licensing may be required
    • investigates and reports on patent applications to assess their compliance with the requirements of the patents act

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    • $1,889 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment
    • 26,300 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 41 years Average age
    • 56% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Information and Organisation Professionals (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 26,300 in 2018 to 33,000 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 30,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 6,000 a year).

    • Size: This is a large occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Information and Organisation Professionals work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,889 per week (higher than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (77%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 56% 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
    200815000
    200916400
    201016900
    201118000
    201217700
    201321200
    201421900
    201520300
    201623400
    201723600
    201826300
    202333000

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings18891460

    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 Safety38.8
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services16.7
    Health Care and Social Assistance6.6
    Education and Training5.5
    Other Industries32.4

    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.
    StateOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.931.6
    VIC26.325.6
    QLD15.620.0
    SA6.07.0
    WA9.910.8
    TAS1.92.0
    NT2.01.0
    ACT6.31.9

    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 BracketOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.5-5.05.0
    20-244.9-9.39.3
    25-3427.3-22.922.9
    35-4427.9-22.022.0
    45-5421.8-21.621.6
    55-598.4-9.09.0
    60-645.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.7-4.24.2

    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 QualificationOther Information and Organisation ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate26.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree36.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV8.1-21.121.1
    Year 1211.8-18.118.1
    Year 111.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below3.7-12.512.5

    Either extensive experience or a formal qualification in business management, law, accounting or another relevant field is needed to work as an Other Information or Organisation Professional. Other Information and Organisation Professionals often have university qualifications.

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    Employers look for Other Information and Organisation Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Clerical

      83% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and personal service

      76% Skill level

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

    3. Personnel and human resources

      60% Skill level

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

    4. Computers and electronics

      60% Skill level

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

    5. Administration and management

      59% 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. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      99% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Electronic mail

      97% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    4. Contact with people

      92% Important

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

    5. Unstructured work

      91% Important

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

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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, 11-3011.00 - Administrative Services Managers.

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