Other Specialist Managers includes occupations such as Arts Administrators or Managers, Environmental Managers, Laboratory Managers, Quality Assurance Managers and Sports Administrators.

    You usually need formal qualifications and relevant work experience to work as an Other Specialist Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Other Specialist Managers.

    Tasks

    • plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services
    • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the development and implementation of an environmental management system within an organisation by identifying, solving and alleviating environmental issues, such as pollution and waste treatment, in compliance with environmental legislation and to ensure corporate sustainable development.
    • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of a research or production laboratory
    • plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the deployment of quality systems and certification processes within an organisation
    • plans, organises, directs, controls, coordinates and promotes sport and recreational activities, and develops related policies

    All Other Specialist Managers

    • $2,259 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 50,600 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 40% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Specialist Managers (in their main job) grew moderately the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 50,600 in 2018 to 55,600 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 22,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 4,400 a year).

    • Size: This is a very large occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Specialist Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Public Administration and Safety; Manufacturing; and Financial and Insurance Services.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,259 per week (higher than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (88%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 40% 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
    200836500
    200938100
    201038000
    201149500
    201238900
    201347400
    201448400
    201548900
    201649100
    201750900
    201850600
    202355600

    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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings22591460

    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 Safety18.7
    Manufacturing12.6
    Financial and Insurance Services10.0
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7.3
    Other Industries51.4

    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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.431.6
    VIC27.125.6
    QLD16.620.0
    SA6.37.0
    WA10.910.8
    TAS1.72.0
    NT1.31.0
    ACT2.61.9

    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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.3-5.05.0
    20-242.1-9.39.3
    25-3419.3-22.922.9
    35-4430.1-22.022.0
    45-5428.3-21.621.6
    55-5910.7-9.09.0
    60-646.0-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.2-4.24.2

    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 Specialist ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate21.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree32.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV12.9-21.121.1
    Year 1210.4-18.118.1
    Year 111.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.0-12.512.5

    You usually need formal qualifications and relevant work experience to work as an Other Specialist Manager. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Other Specialist Managers.

    Thinking about study or training?

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    • 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 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.

    Occupational Information Network
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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.

    Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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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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    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, 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers.

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