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Check Out What's Involved for Being a Manager: 

A managerial position is a leadership role in control of an operation. It could see you running established premises, a team of staff or starting your own business.

Every company needs to be managed by someone. Managerial positions are available in all trades and in high demand across a number of industries.

Is Management Right For You?

To be successful in management you need to be a confident team leader. An exceptional manager is someone who provides guidance and instruction to others to achieve targets and the overall smooth running of an operation.

As well as great team leadership skills, you need to have 'non-technical' traits also such as a positive attitude. Authoritative figures who possess an uplifting, cheery demeanour daily are inspiring to other team members, therefore, promoting vigour and morale amongst their workforce.

Other abilities that make up a strong manager include being able to prioritise a workload. Being in charge comes with responsibilities and important jobs to complete. Knowing how to delegate and determine which task takes president over the other is essential. Demonstrating the above competencies will see you succeed in the world of management.

Job Opportunities

If you're thinking about a career in management, here are some fun facts for you to consider from the Australian Government Job Outlook Initiative:

  • General Managers work in most parts of Australia.
  • Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to stay about the same at 52,900. Around 20,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $2,250 per week (very high compared to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • They work in many industries. Some of the main industries are: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Manufacturing; and Health Care and Social Assistance.

Types of Courses

With so many industries to choose from, a short course in management can be an overwhelming place to navigate. Determining where your interests lie beforehand is the best place to start. Which industry do you want to work in? There are literally thousands of courses in managerial to be taken either online, face to face and Australia wide.

Here is a brief overview of what courses are available with a short description for each.

Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management

This course covers a variety of insights into the forest growing and management areas. Learn about becoming an Arboriculture Worker, Farm Forestry Worker, Forestry Worker, Nursery Worker, Plantation Establishment Worker, Plantation Forest Officer or Silviculturalist and determine which pathway is right for you.

Certificate IV in Automotive Management

This qualification runs for 26 weeks and explores the requirements needed to begin work in the automotive industries as a manager in the retail, service and repair environments.

Career Outcomes

A career in management could see you direct an established environment to make it better or become your own boss by managing your own business and future earnings. Here are some potential job titles:

  • Project Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Office Manager
  • Work Health & Safety Assistant
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Officer
  • Department Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Digital Marketer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product Manager
  • Product Developer
  • Environmental Project Manager
  • Sustainability Project Leader
  • Environmental Management Officer
  • Administration Supervisor
  • Finance Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • General Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Gym Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Small Business Manager
  • Small Business Analyst
  • Small Business Operator
  • Small Business Retail Owner
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