Fleet Managers

ANZSCO ID 149411

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
3,000
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
93%
Female Share
26%
Average age
44

Summary

Fleet Managers manage the buying and selling of vehicles for rental agencies and coordinate the leasing of vehicles.

Tasks

  • Organises the purchase and maintenance of transport vehicles, equipment and fuel.

  • Liaises with clients to determine requirements and provide customers with advice and information regarding vehicle type, purchase or hire rates and obligations and handling complaints.

  • Receives orders and bookings, and plans and implements transportation schedules.

  • Arranges collection and delivery of vehicles and goods.

  • Maintains business records and prepares operational statements and reports.

Characteristics

Job Type
Managers
Skill Level
High skill
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
n/a
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Informal or on-the-job
Interests
  • Administrative
  • Enterprising
Physical Demand
  • Sedentary
  • Light

Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC 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, Transport Services Managers, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 93% of people employed as Fleet Managers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 27 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 45 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
25.2%
2
Public Administration and Safety
15.4%
3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
9.1%
4
Retail Trade
7.4%
5
Other industries
41.4%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

32.9% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

25.5% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

18.6% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

5.8% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

12.6% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.4% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.8% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

1.3% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Fleet Managers All Jobs Average
NSW 32.9 31.6
VIC 25.5 25.6
QLD 18.6 20.0
SA 5.8 7.0
WA 12.6 10.8
TAS 1.4 2.0
NT 1.8 1.0
ACT 1.3 1.9



Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
44
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
26%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Fleet Managers is 44 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 26% of the workforce. This is 22 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)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Fleet Managers All Jobs Average
15-19 0.3 5.0
20-24 3.1 9.3
25-34 21.2 22.9
35-44 25.9 22.0
45-54 27.5 21.6
55-59 12.2 9.0
60-64 6.7 6.0
65 and Over 3.1 4.2
Median Age 44 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

Extensive relevant experience is usually needed to work as a Fleet Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in logistics or management.

Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

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 Qualification Fleet Managers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 4.4 10.1
Bachelor degree 10.5 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 18.8 11.6
Certificate III/IV 33.7 21.1
Year 12 17.7 18.1
Year 11 4.8 4.8
Year 10 and below 10.0 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 Transport Services Managers who provide good customer service, can communicate clearly and have strong people skills.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 59%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 59%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 57%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 57%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 57%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 57%

    Systems evaluation

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  • 55%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 55%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 55%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 55%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 54%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 54%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 54%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 54%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  • 52%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 52%

    Management of personnel resources

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  • 50%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 50%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 50%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 46%

    Mathematics

    Using maths to solve problems.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 76%

    Customer and personal service

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

  • 70%

    Administration and management

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

  • 64%

    Transportation

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  • 61%

    Personnel and human resources

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

  • 57%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 55%

    Computers and electronics

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

  • 54%

    Public safety and security

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  • 54%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 54%

    Education and training

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

  • 50%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  • 49%

    Sales and marketing

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

  • 47%

    English language

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

  • 44%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 43%

    Law and government

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  • 42%

    Psychology

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

  • 39%

    Geography

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  • 34%

    Engineering and technology

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  • 31%

    Communications and media

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  • 27%

    Mechanical

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • 25%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 61%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 61%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 61%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 59%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 57%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 57%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 55%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 55%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 55%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 54%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 54%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 54%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 50%

    Originality

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  • 48%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 43%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 43%

    Mathematics

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  • 43%

    Working with numbers

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  • 41%

    Flexibility of closure

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  • 41%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 32%

    Multitasking

    Do two or more things at the same time.


Activities

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

  • 74%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 71%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 71%

    Guiding and directing staff

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

  • 70%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 69%

    Making decisions and solving problems

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

  • 69%

    Coordinating the work of a team

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  • 67%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  • 66%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 66%

    Scheduling work and activities

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  • 66%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 65%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 64%

    Managing payments and orders

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  • 64%

    Checking compliance with standards

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • 63%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 62%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  • 59%

    Making sense of information and ideas

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  • 59%

    Looking for changes over time

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  • 58%

    Leading and encouraging a team

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  • 49%

    Working with computers

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  • 49%

    Documenting or recording information

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.


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

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 100%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 76%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 38%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 29%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 29%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 24%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 86%

    Relationships

    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.

  • 86%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 76%

    Independence

    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.

  • 71%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 71%

    Support

    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.

  • 62%

    Recognition

    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.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 100%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 100%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 100%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 98%

    Contact with people

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

  • 97%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 96%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 96%

    Unstructured work

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  • 94%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 94%

    Responsible for outcomes

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  • 94%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 91%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 90%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 88%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 86%

    Conflict situations

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  • 84%

    Spend time sitting

    Spend time sitting at work.

  • 84%

    Health and safety of others

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  • 83%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

  • 81%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 81%

    Letters and memos

    Write letters and memos.

  • 76%

    Angry or unpleasant people

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

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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, 11-3071.01 - Transportation Managers.


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