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Skills that employers are looking for

HARD SKILLS

  • Time management
  • Budget and financial planning
  • Cost estimation
  • Quality management and assessment

SOFT SKILLS

  • Decision making
  • Planning, scheduling and organisational skills
  • Negotiating
  • Able to work under pressure

TRAITS

  • Driven
  • Decisive
  • Adaptable
  • Detail-oriented

JOB ROLES

Contract Administrator

Average Salary
$62,000

This role looks after the administrative side of contracts within project management, with all relevant stakeholders. This involves assisting in the contract process from start to finish, and requires strong communication skills, as well as attention to detail and written skills.

pROJECT COORDINATOR

Average Salary
$63,000

Project Coordinators are involved in a variety of project management functions, and assist the project manager with ensuring the entire project process is executed correctly. This role allows you to have ownership over smaller areas of a project as well as a range of administrative duties.

senior project administrator

Average Salary
$68,000

Professionals in this role look after multiple functions within the management of a project, particularly administrative areas, project and budget planning, reporting and maintaining project documentation.

Project manager

Average Salary
$99,000

The responsibilities of a project manager vary dependent on the size of the project and the organisation. Project managers are essentially responsible for the planning, coordination, overseeing and execution of each project, whilst managing budgets and project deadlines to ensure projects are completed on time.

Risk manager

Average Salary
$118,000

This role occurs in a variety of industries, but commonly in project management due to the importance of understanding, assessing and minimising large-scale project risk. Risk managers assess project risks and develop policies, processes and approaches to ensure the project is successful from start to finish.

Contract Administrator

Average Salary
$62,000

This role looks after the administrative side of contracts within project management, with all relevant stakeholders. This involves assisting in the contract process from start to finish, and requires strong communication skills, as well as attention to detail and written skills.

pROJECT COORDINATOR

Average Salary
$63,000

Project Coordinators are involved in a variety of project management functions, and assist the project manager with ensuring the entire project process is executed correctly. This role allows you to have ownership over smaller areas of a project as well as a range of administrative duties.

pROJECT COORDINATOR

Average Salary
$63,000

Project Coordinators are involved in a variety of project management functions, and assist the project manager with ensuring the entire project process is executed correctly. This role allows you to have ownership over smaller areas of a project as well as a range of administrative duties.

senior project administrator

Average Salary
$68,000

Professionals in this role look after multiple functions within the management of a project, particularly administrative areas, project and budget planning, reporting and maintaining project documentation.

Project manager

Average Salary
$99,000

The responsibilities of a project manager vary dependent on the size of the project and the organisation. Project managers are essentially responsible for the planning, coordination, overseeing and execution of each project, whilst managing budgets and project deadlines to ensure projects are completed on time.

Risk manager

Average Salary
$118,000

This role occurs in a variety of industries, but commonly in project management due to the importance of understanding, assessing and minimising large-scale project risk. Risk managers assess project risks and develop policies, processes and approaches to ensure the project is successful from start to finish.

Top reasons for starting projects1

  • 19% = To grow revenue
  • 15% = To develop new infrastructure
  • 10% = To introduce new products / services
  • 10% = To support organisational change
  • 10% = For compliance / regulatory purposes
  • 9% = To refresh infrastructure

Generalised business skills within organisations are reviewed as the most important skills currently lacking in Project Management Professionals, particularly change management and delegation abilities. 

Project managers working in the Resources and Mining industry can earn annual salaries between the range of $112,00 – $250,000.

Salaries are often higher in larger cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.2

30% of large-scale projects in Australia were recorded as being ‘on-time.’

36% of large-scale projects in Australia were recorded as being ‘on-budget.’

47% of large-scale projects in Australia were recprded as having ‘met original goal and business intent.’1

1AIPM KPMG Report, 2018 2AIPM, 2020

Industry Insights

YOUR CAREER IN project management

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

(BSB41515)

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This qualification is designed for those wanting to gain fundamental project management skills to apply to any industry role. Given the broad use of project management, this qualification teaches the foundation knowledge and skills needed to kickstart a project management career, or support a healthcare or construction management career, to name a few.

You’ll develop skills in project time management techniques and risk management. Learn project scope, project cost, and project quality management, and how to apply them to real life situations.

Potential Career Outcomes

Contract Administrator $62k

Project Coordinator $63k

Senior Project Administrator $68k

 

Diploma of Project Management

(BSB51415)

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If you want to be challenged in a rewarding project management career, this qualification is suited to you. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead a team and projects to successful completion. This qualification is suited to those with experience in project management looking to move upwards in their career to management roles.

Learn to manage project scope, project time, project human resources, project risk, project integration and more. Develop skills in team management and stakeholder management.

 
Potential Career Outcomes

Senior Project Administrator $68k

Project Manager $99k

Risk Manager $118k