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Centre Manager

Find out how to become a centre manager in the community services sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Centre Manager is $65,000 - 130,449 annually


What does a centre manager? 

Centre managers are responsible for planning, organising, and coordinating the daily professional operations of their business. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 20,900 workers in 2017 to 26,800 by 2022. 17,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the community services industry.

What skills do you need to be a centre manager? 

Centre managers have excellent leadership, delegation, and communication skills, with a drive to meet business goals and a strong understanding of customer service.

  • Good with monitoring/evaluating the services their business provides, ensuring they are up to standard
  • Innovative mindset; able to come up with creative solutions and implement new ideas
  • Are “people-persons”, have excellent interpersonal skills and a good understanding of customer service
  • Able to train and supervise staff
  • Have clerical skills as well as people skills; for manging files, records, and other word processing-related tasks
  • Good with delegating and coordinating tasks among workers
You need resilience and communication skills. You also need to learn how to work in a team and independently, and be able to use your discretion.
Industry Q&A: Community Services with Tom Conley
, President & Executive Managing Director
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Centre manager facts

Most centre managers in the Community Services sector are found in the health and social field. Here are a few key facts on the role of a centre manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; Public administration and safety; and professional, scientific and technical services
  • Average qualification level
    33.7% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - 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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