Management and Organisation Analysts
Management and Organisation Analysts assist organisations to achieve greater efficiency and solve organisational problems, and study organisational structures, methods, systems and procedures.
assisting and encouraging the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and the efficient use of organisations' resources
discussing business and organisational shortcomings with clients
analysing and evaluating current systems and structures
discussing current systems with staff and observing systems at all levels of organisation
directing clients towards more efficient organisation and developing solutions to organisational problems
undertaking and reviewing work studies by analysing existing and proposed methods and procedures such as administrative and clerical procedures
recording and analysing organisations' work flow charts, records, reports, manuals and job descriptions
preparing and recommending proposals to revise methods and procedures, alter work flows, redefine job functions and resolve organisational problems
assisting in implementing approved recommendations, issuing revised instructions and procedure manuals, and drafting other documentation
reviewing operating procedures and advising of departures from procedures and standards
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. The latest data are for the five years from November 2021 to November 2026. Over this period, the number of workers:
- is expected to grow very strongly
- is likely to reach 115,600 by 2026.
Source: Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Notes: The number employed includes people who work in this occupation as their main job. People who work in more than one job are counted against the occupation they work the most hours in.
Employment projections figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Calculations based on these rounded figures may result in differences to the numbers that are displayed on this page. Employment projections data (including occupations) can be downloaded from the Employment Projections page.
Number of Workers
Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Earnings and hours
Around 79% of people employed as Management and Organisation Analysts work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 13 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 44 hours per week in their main job. This is the same as the all jobs average.
More than a third of workers regularly work overtime or extra hours (either paid or unpaid).
Median full-time earnings are $2,252 per week, this is much higher than the all jobs median ($1,593):
- 3 in 4 workers earn more than $1,792
- 1 in 4 earn more than $2,807
Median hourly earnings are $59, this is more than the all jobs median ($41 per hour).
Sources: Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average. Overtime hours: ABS, Characteristics of Employment, 2021. Full-time median earnings and median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021. Compared to all jobs median.
Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
|Earnings||Management and Organisation Analysts||All Jobs Average|
Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, 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.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Management and Organisation Analysts||All Jobs Average|
Around 84% of Management and Organisation Analysts live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Victoria and New South Wales have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Management and Organisation Analysts is 42 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 35 to 44 years.
Females make up 42% of the workforce. This is 6 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Management and Organisation Analysts||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||5.1||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
A bachelor degree in business management, accounting or another relevant field is usually needed to work as a Management or Organisation Analyst. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.
- Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
- ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Management and Organisation Analysts||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||30.8||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||1.9||12.5|
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.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Management and Organisation Analysts who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and who are reliable.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
59%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Reading work related information.
Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.
57%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Talking to others.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
52%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Teaching people how to do something.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
43%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Looking for ways to help people.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
81%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
76%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
75%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
73%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
72%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
65%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
61%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
57%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
54%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
49%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
46%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
42%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
37%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
37%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Read and understand written information.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
57%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
45%Working with numbers
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
36%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
Do two or more things at the same time.
Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
96%Giving expert advice
Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.
90%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
86%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
84%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
83%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
83%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
82%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
80%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
80%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
79%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
79%Coming up with systems and processes
Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.
77%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
76%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
76%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
76%Coaching and developing others
Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.
75%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
75%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
73%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
70%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
Interests and demands
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.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Use electronic mail.
Talk on the telephone.
Talk with people face-to-face.
88%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
Work with people in a group or team.
85%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
84%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
81%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
80%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
79%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.
78%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
Work to strict deadlines.
73%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
72%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
72%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
Talk to a group of people.
55%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
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