Facilities Managers organise, control and coordinate the strategic and operational management of buildings and facilities in public and private organisations. They ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects of a facility, and create and sustain safe and productive environments for occupants.

Specialisations: Shopping Centre Manager.

Related work experience is needed to work as a Facilities Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Facilities Managers.

Tasks

  • Plans, organises, co-ordinates and oversees (generally through subordinate managers or supervisors) administrative and operational activities of a facility.
  • Co-ordinates the implementation of repairs, maintenance and renovations, as well as compiling reports on operating expenses and income.
  • May hire other support staff.

All Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

  • $1,806 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Facilities Managers

  • 17,000 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 21% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Facilities Managers (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
from 15,200 in 2011 to 17,000 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: Facilities Managers work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: They work in many industries such as Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Construction.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, much higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 48 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (61%).
  • Gender: 21% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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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)
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services21.3
Health Care and Social Assistance10.3
Construction9.9
Education and Training9.5
Other Industries49.0

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.
StateFacilities ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW33.031.6
VIC24.725.6
QLD18.720.0
SA6.97.0
WA10.910.8
TAS1.72.0
NT1.21.0
ACT2.81.9

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 BracketFacilities ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.2-5.05.0
20-242.0-9.39.3
25-3413.8-22.922.9
35-4423.2-22.022.0
45-5429.9-21.621.6
55-5914.6-9.09.0
60-6410.0-6.06.0
65 and Over6.1-4.24.2

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 QualificationFacilities ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate7.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree15.8-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma19.1-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV33.9-21.121.1
Year 1212.6-18.118.1
Year 113.3-4.84.8
Year 10 and below7.9-12.512.5

Related work experience is needed to work as a Facilities Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Facilities Managers.

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Employers look for Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers who can communicate clearly in a team, provide good customer service and are well presented.

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    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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  1. Telephone

    100% Important

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  2. Face-to-Face Discussions

    99% Important

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  3. Electronic Mail

    97% Important

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  4. Contact With Others

    92% Important

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  5. Structured versus Unstructured Work

    91% Important

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