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It takes a certain kind of person to be a successful leader or manager.

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54,300 professionals predicted to be employed in Australia by 2024

A manager is a person who is typically tasked with planning, directing and overseeing the operations of a business unit, division, department, or an operating unit within an organisation. The manager or leader is responsible for overseeing and leading the work of a group of people.

What does the management industry look like?

Working as a leader or manager is a job role that is highly in demand, in a wide variety of companies and organisations, from small and medium enterprises, to large corporations and everything in between.

A great manager accomplishes a hardworking, productive and effective workforce that achieves its goals and KPIs. Exceptional leaders attract the best staff; they make the organisation a preferred employer; they help to increase market share; add to profits and surpluses, and reduce costs.

What job roles are there in management?

Employers look for Chief Executives and Managing Directors who have:

  • strong communication skills
  • can interact with a range of people
  • provide leadership.

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are planning and coordination of people and resources, recruiting and training people.

What skills do you need to work in management? 

Those who work in management must display:

  • an excellent skill level in interpersonal communication and building rapport
  • lead, motivate, and assist in developing their workers’ skills.

Managing pay and negotiating pay and conditions are also essential to most job roles in Leadership and Management. You might also have to know about how Australian laws and courts work as well as government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Below are a handful more key facts about starting your leadership and management career.

The rewarding part of study and learning was knowing that I absolutely put my whole effort, energy, experience and knowledge to this point in my life into it.
Student Q&A: Simon H.
, Business Faculty Student - Leadership and Management
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Management industry insights

There’s no doubt that the area of Management is an exciting and growing profession, which offers stability, career fulfillment and a wide variety of job roles.

  • Future job growth
    *Up to 1,000 job openings over the next 5 years. *Source
  • Occupation size
    Very large
    There are 53,300 workers in this (or similar) professions.*Source
  • Regions
    Most regions
    Job roles for this profession work across most Australian regions. *Source
  • Full time
    Chief executive officers
    Average of $171,000 – 305,200 per annum
  • Full time
    Sales team managers
    Average of $86,000 – 160,500 per annum
  • Full time
    Regional managers
    Average of $72,000 – 111,000 per annum
  • Considerations
    Your salary will be based on previous experience, where you are working and the type of role you take on.
Age range
  • 34 years old and younger
  • 35-54 years
  • 55 years and older
Education levels
  • Below Certificate III
  • Certificate III and IV
  • Diploma and above

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Why study management with Upskilled?

Upskilled’s Leadership and Management courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to enrol anytime of the year and study at your own pace.

What will you learn?

Among other things, you'll learn how to:

  • lead and manage team effectiveness
  • lead effective workplace relationships.

This involves refining your skill in:

  • communication
  • team collaboration
  • the ability to build rapport and positive, professional relationships with clients or employees.

Various concepts in human resources, customer service, and business will touched upon, granting you with the well-rounded skillset and knowledge required to ensure operational efficiency and employee satisfaction in the workplace.

You may also focus on:

  • how to identify risk
  • apply risk management processes
  • to implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements.

Such training will have you well-equipped to pursue supervisory and director-level positions across a variety of industries in Australia.

What other study perks do you get with Upskilled?

Furthermore, your online course includes:

  • comprehensive student support to help you throughout your study
  • a dedicated online lecturer will be provided to assist you in your learning process and offer academic support
  • access to a range of collaboration and communication tools that enable you to network and discuss with other students in your field, further enriching your overall student experience.
Some of the diplomas and certificates allow you to graduate with a Nationally Recognised Qualification that can boost your chances of employment and more opportunities to accelerate your learning even further.

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