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Administration Manager

Find out how to become an administration manager. Get information on expected salary, job options, essential skills and qualifications.

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The current average salary of an Administration Manager is $79,500 - 125,000


What does an Administration Manager do?

Administration managers do a range of clerical and administrative tasks that help in the day to day functioning of any organisation.

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What skills do you need to be an Administration Manager? 

Administration managers perform a vital support role by organising schedules, communicating on behalf of executives, maintaining records and performing clerical duties.

  • Accuracy in preparing data and adept at using computer software
  • Attention to detail to prepare documentation and follow instructions
  • Methodical, organised, ability to prioritise work and be discreet
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to anticipate needs and take initiative

How to become an Administration Manager 

In order to gain experience and become an Administration Manager, working as an Office Administrator and moving up the career ladder can help you get there.

However, getting qualified with a nationally-recognised course can help you build foundational knowledge that can contribute to your career success. Studying the BSB30120 - Certificate III in Business (Administration) or BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Administration) can help you get familiar with some of the business administration processes. 

Higher-level qualifications such as the BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Operations) can also prepare you for this career provided that you also have the work experience, too. 
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Administration manager facts

Women (88%) take up most of the administration managers’ jobs. This role will grow strongly over the next 5 years from 158,500 in 2020 to 170,100 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    42 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration; education and training, and health care and social assistance
  • Job Growth
    Expected to be strong over next five years. From 158,500 in 2020 to 170,100 by 2025.

* 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.

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