Fleet Managers manage the buying and selling of vehicles for rental agencies and coordinate the leasing of vehicles.

    Extensive experience is needed to work as a Fleet Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in logistics or management might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Organises the purchase and maintenance of transport vehicles, equipment and fuel.
    • Liaises with clients to determine requirements and provide customers with advice and information regarding vehicle type, purchase or hire rates and obligations and handling complaints.
    • Receives orders and bookings, and plans and implements transportation schedules.
    • Arranges collection and delivery of vehicles and goods.
    • Maintains business records and prepares operational statements and reports.

    More about Transport Services Managers

    All Transport Services Managers

    • $2,191 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Fleet Managers

    • 3,000 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 26% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Fleet Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 2,500 in 2011 to 3,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Fleet Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Administrative and Support Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Arts and Recreation Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (93%, 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: 26% 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)
    Administrative and Support Services25.7
    Accommodation and Food Services19.3
    Arts and Recreation Services10.7
    Public Administration and Safety8.3
    Other Industries36.0

    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.
    StateFleet ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW32.931.6
    VIC25.525.6
    QLD18.620.0
    SA5.87.0
    WA12.610.8
    TAS1.42.0
    NT1.81.0
    ACT1.31.9

    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 BracketFleet ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.3-5.05.0
    20-243.1-9.39.3
    25-3421.2-22.922.9
    35-4425.9-22.022.0
    45-5427.5-21.621.6
    55-5912.2-9.09.0
    60-646.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.1-4.24.2

    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 QualificationFleet ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree10.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma18.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV33.7-21.121.1
    Year 1217.7-18.118.1
    Year 114.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below10.0-12.512.5

    Extensive experience is needed to work as a Fleet Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in logistics or management might be helpful.

    Membership with the Australasian Fleet Management Association may be useful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • driver's licence

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

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

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      76% Skill level

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

    2. Administration and Management

      70% Skill level

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

    3. Transportation

      64% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    4. Personnel and Human Resources

      61% Skill level

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

    5. Clerical

      57% Skill level

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

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    1. Electronic Mail

      100% Important

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    2. Telephone

      100% Important

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    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      100% Important

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

    4. Contact With Others

      98% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      97% Important

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

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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, 11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers.

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