Licensed Club Managers organise and control the operations of licensed clubs to provide food, beverages, gaming, entertainment, sporting and other amenities for members.

A skill level equal to an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.

Tasks

  • planning and supervising bar, restaurant and function services
  • planning, booking and supervising sporting, gaming and entertainment activities
  • supervising security arrangements and property maintenance
  • arranging member subscriptions
  • observing liquor, gaming, health and other laws and regulations
  • ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • compiling and organising distribution of newsletters and other information to keep members informed of forthcoming events and facilities available
  • assessing and reviewing member satisfaction and preferences
  • liaising with community groups sponsored and assisted by the club
  • selecting, training and supervising staff

Job Titles

  • Licensed Club Manager, or Club Licensee
  • Licensed Club Manager, or Club Licensee

    Specialisations: Gaming Manager, Nightclub Manager

Fast Facts

  • $1,475 Weekly Pay
  • 5,600 workers Employment Size
  • Stable Future Growth
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • Higher unemployment Unemployment
  • 79.9% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 39.2 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 37.9% female Gender Share

The number of Licensed Club Managers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to stay fairly stable over the next 5 years:
from 5,600 in 2017 to 5,500 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 2,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was above average in 2017.
  • Location: Licensed Club Managers work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Administrative and Support Services.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,475 per week (higher than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (79.9%, higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 39.2 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 37.9% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
YearNumber of Workers
20076200
20085500
20095800
20106400
20118000
20128300
20135700
20147200
20158700
20164600
20175600
20225500

Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. 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.
EarningsLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings14751230

Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Accommodation and Food Services63.0
Arts and Recreation Services30.9
Administrative and Support Services1.7
Retail Trade1.5
Other Industries2.9

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW37.631.6
VIC23.326.2
QLD14.719.7
SA9.76.7
WA8.010.8
TAS1.92.0
NT1.41.1
ACT3.31.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketLicensed Club ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.9-5.25.2
20-249.6-9.99.9
25-3422.3-23.623.6
35-4424.6-21.721.7
45-5422.7-20.820.8
55-5910.2-8.88.8
60-643.4-6.06.0
65 and Over5.3-4.04.0

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

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A skill level equal to an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.

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Employers look for Licensed Club Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    92% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Administration and Management

    81% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  3. Mathematics

    77% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English Language

    71% Important

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

  5. Computers and Electronics

    71% Important

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    89% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  2. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    86% Important

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Coaching and Developing Others

    85% Important

    Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping others to improve.

  4. Guiding, Directing and Motivating Staff

    84% Important

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

  5. Interacting With Computers

    84% Important

    Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9071.00 - Gaming Managers.

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