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Project management is an exciting, dynamic business discipline, that is on the rise in Australia..

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121,700 professionals predicted to be employed in Australia by 2022

Many companies, both large and small, require project managers to initiate, plan, manage and execute many different types of projects.

Employers look for project managers that are adept at developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to contracts, programs and projects, and are good at responding to questions, dealing with diverse stakeholders, and resolving problems. They also need to keep projects on scope, from timing to budgeting, then wrapping a project up, and often reporting on it, then improving processes. Project managers might then collect and analyse data and information that is associated with the projects undertaken.

Working as a project manager would be an excellent role for someone who is business minded, who likes a challenge, and who is adept at dealing with many issues at one time, resolving complex issues from a rational point of view.

Project managers might work in any type of industry, yet common roles can be found in construction, business, insurance, engineering, software and information technology. Useful skills in project management include; strong leadership skills, “big-picture” thinking and vision, conflict resolution skills, and a solid attention to detail. Find out more about project management careers by checking the statistics and summary below.

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

  • Future job growth
    Strong growth expected
    *Up to 8,400 job openings over the next 5 years. *Source
  • Occupation size
    Very large
    There are 113,000 workers in this (or similar) professions.*Source
  • Regions
    Most regions
    Job roles for this profession can be found in most areas of Australia.*Source
  • Full time
    Program managers
    Average of $154,000 - 262,000 per annum
  • Full time
    Project analysts
    Average of $70,000 - 100,000 per annum
  • Full time
    Project contract managers
    Average of $100,400 - 170,000 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.

Study with Upskilled

Upskilled’s interactive project management courses are delivered online, which gives you the ability to manage your study load against your career and other responsibilities. Many people undertake study alongside a job; and the online format of Upskilled’s courses means that they are excellent for busy, working professionals.

During your online course, you will gain real, accredited skills that could see your career reach new heights. You’ll learn how to engage in collaborative alliances, manage program delivery and risk, and to work with set timelines. Other skills you might learn would be how to manage program risk, develop a business case, and how to develop contracts, as well as manage contracted performance.

At Upskilled, we equip you with contemporary, job-ready skills that mean you will be more in demand after completing your project management qualification. Become a project manager by learning the key skills you will need to ensure that you can enter the workforce with confidence, and make your resume stand out from the pack. Learn at your own pace, and work with industry professionals from the project management sector, and enjoy full support from your trainers.

If you are ready to hit the ground running in your project management career, then choose one of Upskilled’s nationally accredited qualifications.

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