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Find out how to become an office manager in the business administration sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Office Manager is $72,500 - 129,500 annually


What does an Officer Manager do?

Office managers are responsible for the office running smoothly. This means organising resources and facilitating things like system administration and staffing.

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What skills do you need to be an Office Manager?

Office managers must be highly organised, as they have many responsibilities related to both human resources and the management of physical facilities.

  • Oversee the office workflow and delegate tasks
  • Set priorities and targets for the office
  • Manage records and accounts
  • Ensure the space is in compliance with OHS regulations
  • Work productively and professionally with all team members
  • Conduct performance reviews

How to become an Office Manager 

The typical pathway in becoming an Office Manager is to gain practical experience. You'll also need to have excellent knowlege of software applications to support business operations functions.

Qualifications which have a strong focus in business, IT, management, or HR are usually recommended if you want to become a skilled Office Manager. 

Qualifications such as the BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Administration) or BSB30120 - Certificate III in Business (Administration) are relevant in helping you build skills in office administration. 

If you want to advance your skills in office management, you can also consider studying the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Operations) as other opportunities for further study. 
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Office manager quick facts

Working as an office manager could be a gratifying career as a team leader. Here are some facts about a career as an office manager.

Employment for office managers is experiencing moderate growth. In 2020, there were 158,500 office managers employed in Australia and this is expected to rise to 170,100 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    42 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Construction; professional, scientific and technical services; and other industries
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to grow moderately in the 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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