Equipment Hire Managers manage the operations of establishments engaged in the hiring out of equipment to companies involved in areas such as building and engineering construction, government, mining and resources, manufacturing, maintenance, special events, and to individuals for personal use.

    Related work experience is needed to work as an Equipment Hire Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Equipment Hire Managers often complete a certificate III or IV.

    Tasks

    • Organises and controls the work of supervisors and staff and may direct the engagement and training of staff.
    • Interviews commercial travellers, visits showrooms and undertakes buying missions.
    • Analyses market information concerning current and future changes in supply and demand for goods.
    • Makes purchasing, advertising, sales and credit policy decisions, and devises sales promotion methods.
    • Oversees the day to day operations of the business often through delegation to subordinates.

    All Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

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

    Equipment Hire Managers

    • 2,900 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 49 hours Average full-time
    • 45 years Average age
    • 19% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Equipment Hire Managers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 2,900 in 2011 to 2,900 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Equipment Hire Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; Construction; and Wholesale Trade.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 49 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (53%).
    • Gender: 19% 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)
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services69.8
    Construction12.0
    Wholesale Trade2.9
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing2.4
    Other Industries12.9

    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.
    StateEquipment Hire ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.831.6
    VIC20.825.6
    QLD24.920.0
    SA6.27.0
    WA15.710.8
    TAS1.52.0
    NT1.41.0
    ACT0.71.9

    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 BracketEquipment Hire ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.4-5.05.0
    20-243.3-9.39.3
    25-3417.6-22.922.9
    35-4425.6-22.022.0
    45-5429.5-21.621.6
    55-599.8-9.09.0
    60-647.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.9-4.24.2

    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 QualificationEquipment Hire ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree8.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.6-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV33.4-21.121.1
    Year 1220.0-18.118.1
    Year 115.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below16.5-12.512.5

    Related work experience is needed to work as an Equipment Hire Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Equipment Hire Managers often complete a certificate III or IV.

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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.

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    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      99% Important

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    2. Telephone

      99% Important

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    3. Electronic Mail

      97% Important

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    4. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      96% Important

      How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

    5. Contact With Others

      96% Important

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

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