Property Managers supervise the leasing of rental properties on behalf of owners.

Specialisations: Body Corporate Manager.

You can work as a Property Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A VET (Vocational Education and Training) course in strata community management might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Accepts and lists properties and businesses for lease, conducts inspections, and advises renters on the merits of properties and businesses and the terms of lease.
  • Catalogues and details land, buildings and businesses for lease and arranges advertising.
  • Assesses renters needs and locates properties and businesses for their consideration.
  • Collects and holds rent monies from tenants, and remits to owner on agreed basis.
  • Monitors and addresses non-compliance with terms and conditions of tenancy and pursues rental arrears.

All Real Estate Sales Agents

  • $1,161 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Property Managers

  • 34,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 67% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Property Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 26,700 in 2011 to 34,500 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a large occupation.
  • Location: Property Managers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (75%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 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: 67% 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 Services83.2
Accommodation and Food Services4.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2.0
Public Administration and Safety1.8
Other Industries8.3

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.
StateProperty ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW31.831.6
VIC20.625.6
QLD27.020.0
SA5.77.0
WA10.610.8
TAS1.52.0
NT1.01.0
ACT1.71.9

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 BracketProperty ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.0-5.05.0
20-249.1-9.39.3
25-3424.5-22.922.9
35-4420.0-22.022.0
45-5420.0-21.621.6
55-599.2-9.09.0
60-647.0-6.06.0
65 and Over9.2-4.24.2

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 QualificationProperty ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.6-10.110.1
Bachelor degree18.5-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma18.8-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV22.0-21.121.1
Year 1220.2-18.118.1
Year 114.4-4.84.8
Year 10 and below9.5-12.512.5

You can work as a Property Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A VET (Vocational Education and Training) course in strata community management might be helpful.

Membership with a land agent registrar may be useful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • real estate agent licence
  • driver's licence
  • national police check

Thinking about study or training?

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

  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Retail Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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Employers look for Real Estate Sales Agents who have strong interpersonal skills, communicate well, provide good customer service and are well presented.

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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. Clerical

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and Management

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Economics and Accounting

    69% Skill level

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

  5. English Language

    63% Skill level

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

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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, 11-9141.00 - Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers.

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  1. Electronic Mail

    100% Important

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  2. Telephone

    100% Important

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  3. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    97% Important

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

  4. Face-to-Face Discussions

    95% Important

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

  5. Contact With Others

    90% Important

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

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9141.00 - Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers.

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