Management Consultants assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems.

Specialisations: Business Analyst.

You usually need a bachelor degree in business management, accounting or commerce to work as a Management Consultant. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Tasks

  • Assists and encourages the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and the efficient use of organisations' resources.
  • Discusses business and organisational shortcomings with clients.
  • Analyses and evaluates current systems and structures.
  • Discusses current systems with staff and observes systems at all levels of organisation.
  • Directs clients towards more efficient organisation and develops solutions to organisational problems.
  • Undertakes and reviews work studies by analysing existing and proposed methods and procedures such as administrative and clerical procedures.
  • Records and analyses organisations' work flow charts, records, reports, manuals and job descriptions.
  • Prepares and recommends proposals to revise methods and procedures, alter work flows, redefine job functions and resolve organisational problems.
  • Assists in implementing approved recommendations, issues revised instructions and procedure manuals, and drafting other documentation.
  • Reviews operating procedures and advising of departures from procedures and standards.

More about Management and Organisation Analysts

All Management and Organisation Analysts

  • $2,067 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Management Consultants

  • 55,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 39% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Management Consultants (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 40,900 in 2011 to 55,500 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very large occupation.
  • Location: Management Consultants work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Victoria have a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Financial and Insurance Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (79%, 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: 39% 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)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services40.6
Financial and Insurance Services16.4
Public Administration and Safety8.2
Education and Training4.1
Other Industries30.7

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.
StateManagement ConsultantsAll Jobs Average
NSW37.131.6
VIC32.025.6
QLD13.920.0
SA4.37.0
WA7.610.8
TAS0.92.0
NT0.41.0
ACT3.81.9

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 BracketManagement ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.1-5.05.0
20-243.2-9.39.3
25-3424.6-22.922.9
35-4428.9-22.022.0
45-5423.3-21.621.6
55-598.4-9.09.0
60-646.0-6.06.0
65 and Over5.5-4.24.2

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 QualificationManagement ConsultantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate31.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree41.8-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma9.6-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV4.8-21.121.1
Year 129.4-18.118.1
Year 111.1-4.84.8
Year 10 and below1.9-12.512.5

You usually need a bachelor degree in business management, accounting or commerce to work as a Management Consultant. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Membership with the Institute of Management Consultants may be useful.

Thinking about study or training?

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

  • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
  • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Business Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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Employers look for Management and Organisation Analysts who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and who are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    81% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Personnel and human resources

    73% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  5. Sales and marketing

    72% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Occupational Information Network
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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, 13-1111.00 - Management Analysts.

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

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Spend time sitting

    88% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  5. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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, 13-1111.00 - Management Analysts.

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