Bank Managers and Branch Managers manage the general operational activities of bank branches, building societies, credit unions or similar financial institutions.

Specialisations: Credit Union Manager.

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

Tasks

  • Plans, organises and co-ordinates budgeting, accounting and expenditure control systems.
  • Plans and directs the collection of financial and accounting information and the preparation of budgets, reports and statutory returns.
  • Presents budget proposals to governing body, advising on the most effective use of resources and financing of capital expenditure and interpreting implications for business performance and funding.
  • Oversees operations of the institution often through subordinates.

All Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

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

Bank Managers and Branch Managers

  • 10,500 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 55% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Bank Managers and Branch Managers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 16,400 in 2011 to 10,500 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Location: Bank Managers and Branch Managers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in the Financial and Insurance Services industry.
  • Full-time: Most work full-time (92%, 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 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 55% 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)
Financial and Insurance Services95.7
Public Administration and Safety0.7
Construction0.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.5
Other Industries2.6

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.
StateBank Managers and Branch ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW38.731.6
VIC24.825.6
QLD17.120.0
SA6.67.0
WA9.310.8
TAS1.82.0
NT0.71.0
ACT0.91.9

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 BracketBank Managers and Branch ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.1-5.05.0
20-242.3-9.39.3
25-3425.2-22.922.9
35-4429.6-22.022.0
45-5429.0-21.621.6
55-598.5-9.09.0
60-643.8-6.06.0
65 and Over1.4-4.24.2

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 QualificationBank Managers and Branch ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate10.9-10.110.1
Bachelor degree22.0-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma17.4-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV11.6-21.121.1
Year 1226.1-18.118.1
Year 114.9-4.84.8
Year 10 and below6.9-12.512.5

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

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Economics and accounting

    64% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  3. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English language

    60% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Customer and personal service

    59% Skill level

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

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

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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, 11-3031.02 - Financial Managers, Branch or Department.

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