Education Managers (not covered elsewhere)
Other Education Managers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Project Coordinator (Education), TAFE Registrar, and University Registrar.
Co-ordinates the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution.
Researches, develops, implements, reviews and evaluates educational and administrative policy.
Liaises between educational institutions, parents and the wider community.
Provides advice on policy and procedures to staff and students.
Consults with academic and administrative staff to co-ordinate educational programs.
Identifies and addresses present and future needs for student and staff development.
Researches educational systems, as well as monitors and evaluates new developments.
Researches and reports on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation.
Develops and delivers training programs for teachers.
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Other Education Managers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 78% of people employed as Education Managers (not covered elsewhere) work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 12 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.
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Most Education Managers (not covered elsewhere) work in the Education and training industry. They are also employed in industries like:
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Education Managers (not covered elsewhere)||All Jobs Average|
Around 74% of Education Managers (not covered elsewhere) live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
The regions with the largest share of workers are:
- Melbourne - Inner
- Sydney - City and Inner South
- Australian Capital Territory
- Sydney - North Sydney and Hornsby
- Melbourne - Inner South.
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 Education Managers (not covered elsewhere) is 45 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 45 to 54 years.
Females make up 68% of the workforce. This is 20 percentage points above 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||Education Managers (not covered elsewhere)||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||4.3||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 formal qualification in teaching and extensive experience in education and management is usually needed to work as an Education Manager (not covered elsewhere). Many workers have a postgraduate qualification.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Education Managers (not covered elsewhere)||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||42.8||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||1.4||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 Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Reading work related information.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Talking to others.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
57%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Teaching people how to do something.
57%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
57%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
54%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Looking for ways to help people.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
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.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
80%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
77%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
65%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
65%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
63%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
62%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
56%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
51%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
50%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
49%Philosophy and theology
Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.
41%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
32%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
30%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
24%History and archeology
Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.
19%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Read and understand written information.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
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.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
54%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
46%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.
Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Do two or more things at the same time.
39%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
86%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
85%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
84%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
82%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
81%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
80%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
79%Guiding and directing staff
Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.
75%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
75%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
72%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
72%Managing payments and orders
Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
71%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
70%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
69%Coming up with systems and processes
Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.
69%Providing office support
Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.
68%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
66%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
66%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
54%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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.
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.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
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.
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.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
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.
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.
98%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
96%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
95%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Work with people in a group or team.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
89%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
87%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
87%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
86%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
84%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
84%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
82%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
81%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
Work to strict deadlines.
Talk to a group of people.
Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.
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