Other Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.

    A formal teaching qualification and extensive experience in education and management are both generally needed to work as an Other Education Manager. Many Other Education Managers complete postgraduate studies.

    Tasks

    • coordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
    • researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy
    • liaising between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
    • providing advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
    • consulting with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational programs
    • identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development
    • researching educational systems and monitoring and evaluating new developments
    • researching and reporting on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
    • developing and delivering training programs for teachers

    More about Other Education Managers

    All Other Education Managers

    All Other Education Managers

    • $2,432 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment
    • 11,400 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 49 years Average age
    • 61% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Education Managers (in their main job) is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 11,400 in 2018 to 13,300 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 8,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,600 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Education Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,432 per week (very high compared to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (85%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 49 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (63%).
    • Gender: 61% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20088900
    20099600
    20107900
    20117900
    201210300
    201311400
    201410800
    201511800
    201611600
    201715800
    201811400
    202313300

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings24321460

    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)
    Education and Training86.4
    Public Administration and Safety3.6
    Health Care and Social Assistance2.6
    Other Services2.3
    Other Industries5.1

    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.
    StateOther Education ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW35.031.6
    VIC27.325.6
    QLD16.320.0
    SA6.57.0
    WA8.710.8
    TAS1.72.0
    NT1.31.0
    ACT3.21.9

    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 BracketOther Education ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.1-5.05.0
    20-241.2-9.39.3
    25-3412.2-22.922.9
    35-4423.9-22.022.0
    45-5431.4-21.621.6
    55-5916.3-9.09.0
    60-6410.0-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.0-4.24.2

    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 QualificationOther Education ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate50.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree29.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV4.1-21.121.1
    Year 124.2-18.118.1
    Year 110.6-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below1.0-12.512.5

    A formal teaching qualification and extensive experience in education and management are both generally needed to work as an Other Education Manager. Many Other Education Managers complete postgraduate studies.

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    Employers look for Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

    Filter Skills & Knowledge

    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and training

      80% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. English language

      79% Skill level

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

    3. Customer and personal service

      77% Skill level

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

    4. Psychology

      68% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. Administration and management

      65% Skill level

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

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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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

    Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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    Demands

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

    1. Electronic mail

      99% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Telephone

      99% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      98% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Indoors, heat controlled

      98% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    5. Contact with people

      96% Important

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

    Occupational Information Network
    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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.

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