Other Education Managers

ANZSCO ID 1344

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
11,900
Future Growth
11.2%
Weekly Earnings
$2,304
Full-Time Share
85%
Female Share
61%
Average age
49

Summary

Other Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.

Tasks

  • coordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution

  • researching, developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating educational and administrative policy

  • liaising between educational institutions, parents and the wider community

  • providing advice on policy and procedures to staff and students

  • consulting with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational programs

  • identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development

  • researching educational systems and monitoring and evaluating new developments

  • researching and reporting on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation

  • developing and delivering training programs for teachers

Characteristics

Job Type
Managers
Skill Level
Very high skill
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
Average
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • University
Interests
  • Administrative
  • Enterprising
  • Helping
Physical Demand
  • Sedentary

Outlook

Employment Outlook

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 strongly
  • is likely to reach 23,100 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.

Projected Change
11.2%
(or 2,300 jobs)
From
20,700
in 2021
To
23,100
in 2026

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Year Employment
2011 8,500
2012 8,700
2013 12,800
2014 15,500
2015 10,600
2016 12,600
2017 15,400
2018 8,800
2019 10,700
2020 20,000
2021 20,700
2026 23,100

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 85% of people employed as Other Education Managers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 19 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 46 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    More than half of workers regularly work overtime or extra hours (either paid or unpaid).

    Median full-time earnings are $2,304 per week, this is much higher than the all jobs median ($1,593):

    • 3 in 4 workers earn more than $2,100
    • 1 in 4 earn more than $2,454

    Median hourly earnings are $66, this is much 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)

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.
Earnings Other Education Managers All Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings 2,304 1,593
Total Earnings 0 0

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.


Industries

Main industries

1
Education and Training
82.2%
2
Public Administration and Safety
9.6%
3
Other Services
3.0%
4
Construction
1.5%
5
Other industries
3.7%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

35.0% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

27.3% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

16.3% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

6.5% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

8.7% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.7% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.3% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

3.2% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Other Education Managers All Jobs Average
NSW 35.0 31.6
VIC 27.3 25.6
QLD 16.3 20.0
SA 6.5 7.0
WA 8.7 10.8
TAS 1.7 2.0
NT 1.3 1.0
ACT 3.2 1.9


  • Around 73% of Other Education Managers live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.

    New South Wales has a large share of employment relative to its population size.

    The regions with the largest share of workers are:

    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.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
49
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
61%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Other Education Managers is 49 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 61% of the workforce. This is 13 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)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Other Education Managers All Jobs Average
15-19 0.1 5.0
20-24 1.2 9.3
25-34 12.2 22.9
35-44 23.9 22.0
45-54 31.4 21.6
55-59 16.3 9.0
60-64 10.0 6.0
65 and Over 5.0 4.2
Median Age 49 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

A formal qualification in teaching and extensive experience in education and management is usually needed to work as an Other Education Manager. Many workers have a postgraduate qualification.

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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 Other Education Managers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 50.8 10.1
Bachelor degree 29.0 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 10.2 11.6
Certificate III/IV 4.1 21.1
Year 12 4.2 18.1
Year 11 0.6 4.8
Year 10 and below 1.0 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 Other Education Managers who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 64%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 61%

    Active listening

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

  • 59%

    Critical thinking

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

  • 59%

    Monitoring

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

  • 59%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 59%

    Time management

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

  • 59%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 57%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 57%

    Instructing

    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.

  • 55%

    Active learning

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

  • 55%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 54%

    Complex problem solving

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

  • 54%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 54%

    Learning strategies

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

  • 54%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 54%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 52%

    Systems analysis

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

  • 52%

    Systems evaluation

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


Knowledge

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.

  • 79%

    English language

    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.

  • 68%

    Psychology

    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.

  • 55%

    Clerical

    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.

  • 49%

    Mathematics

    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.

  • 16%

    Telecommunications

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


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 66%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 66%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 64%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 63%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 61%

    Inductive reasoning

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

  • 59%

    Brainstorming

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

  • 59%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 57%

    Problem spotting

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

  • 55%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 55%

    Originality

    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).

  • 52%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 50%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 48%

    Near vision

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

  • 46%

    Working with numbers

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  • 45%

    Mathematics

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

  • 41%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 41%

    Memorization

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  • 41%

    Multitasking

    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.


Activities

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.

  • 72%

    Thinking creatively

    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

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.

  • 71%

    Administrative

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

  • 67%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 43%

    Analytical

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

  • 43%

    Creative

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

  • 14%

    Practical

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


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 90%

    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.

  • 86%

    Achievement

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

  • 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.

  • 83%

    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%

    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.

  • 62%

    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.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 99%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 99%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 98%

    Face-to-face discussions

    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.

  • 94%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 94%

    Unstructured work

    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.

  • 76%

    Conflict situations

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  • 72%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 68%

    Public speaking

    Talk to a group of people.

  • 66%

    Competition

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

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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, 11-9033.00 - Education Administrators, Postsecondary.


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