Licensed Club Managers organise and control the operations of licensed clubs to provide food, beverages, gaming, entertainment, sporting and other amenities for members.

Also known as: Club Licensee.

Specialisations: Gaming Manager, Nightclub Manager.

Industry and management experience is needed to work as a Licensed Club Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in hospitality or business management might be helpful.

Tasks

  • planning and supervising bar, restaurant and function services
  • planning, booking and supervising sporting, gaming and entertainment activities
  • supervising security arrangements and property maintenance
  • arranging member subscriptions
  • observing liquor, gaming, health and other laws and regulations
  • ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • compiling and organising distribution of newsletters and other information to keep members informed of forthcoming events and facilities available
  • assessing and reviewing member satisfaction and preferences
  • liaising with community groups sponsored and assisted by the club
  • selecting, training and supervising staff

All Licensed Club Managers

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 5,000 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 43% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Licensed Club 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 5,000 in 2018 to 5,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 2,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 400 a year).

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
  • Location: Licensed Club Managers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Other Services.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,153 per week (below the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (83%, 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 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 43% 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
20085500
20095800
20106400
20118000
20128200
20135800
20147100
20159200
20164900
20177900
20185000
20235000

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.
EarningsLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings11531460

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 Services80.4
Arts and Recreation Services13.8
Other Services1.4
Education and Training0.8
Other Industries3.6

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW45.331.6
VIC16.825.6
QLD19.820.0
SA9.27.0
WA4.210.8
TAS1.02.0
NT0.91.0
ACT2.71.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.4-5.05.0
20-245.7-9.39.3
25-3424.7-22.922.9
35-4424.1-22.022.0
45-5423.1-21.621.6
55-5910.5-9.09.0
60-647.1-6.06.0
65 and Over4.2-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, 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 QualificationLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.9-10.110.1
Bachelor degree11.2-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma21.2-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV20.5-21.121.1
Year 1223.8-18.118.1
Year 116.2-4.84.8
Year 10 and below15.1-12.512.5

Industry and management experience is needed to work as a Licensed Club Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in hospitality or business management might be helpful.

Membership with Club Managers' Association Australia may be useful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • responsible service of alcohol (RSA) certificate
  • responsible service of gambling certificate
  • working with vulnerable people and children check
  • first aid certificate

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Employers look for Licensed Club Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and Management

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and Electronics

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Education and Training

    61% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

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Demands

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

  1. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    100% Important

    How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

  2. Face-to-Face Discussions

    99% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  3. Frequency of Decision Making

    99% Important

    How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

  4. Electronic Mail

    98% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  5. Telephone

    94% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

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