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Head of school/RTO

Find out how to become a head of school or head of RTO and work in the management industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Head of school/RTO is $80,000 – 113,100 annually


Heads of school or heads of RTO are responsible for the leadership of all academic aspects of a university or training organisation. Employment for heads of school or heads of RTO to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this medium sized occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Heads of school or heads of RTO are responsible for the overall effective operation of a university or Registered Training Organisation.

  • Take a leadership role in the academic development of a university or organisation
  • Contribute to the development of a university or training organisation’s missions and goals
  • Liaise with external organisations to foster reciprocal partnerships
  • Manage the recruitment and development of staff
  • Work with other managers to monitor budgets and make appropriate decisions
  • Keep abreast of and evaluate new educational developments

Quick facts

Working as a head of school or head of RTO will give you opportunity to build relationships with a wide range of people whilst making key decisions and solving problems.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Education and training; public administration and safety; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    74.1% Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate

* 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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