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Program Coordinator

Find out how to become a program coordinator in administration or business. Get information on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Program Coordinator is $86,100 - 117,000 annually

What does a Program Coordinator do?

A program coordinator develops, oversees and reviews the organisation’s programs, projects, services and contracts, liaising with other teams and senior staff to complete a project successfully.

What are the key skills of a Program Coordinator?

Program coordinators help develop, administer and monitor administrative and human resource tasks.

  • Attention to detail and good organisation skills
  • Good at problem solving and taking initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organise oneself as well as a team
  • Motivated to achieve targets and foster a good team environment

How to become a Program Coordinator 

Formal qualifications are not required to become a Program Coordinator, however, having the relevant skills and knowledge from a course may give you a competitive advantage. To be successful in the role, you'll need to be highly skilled in project management, budgeting, and reporting.

Studying BSB404920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice can help you develop the skill set needed to pursue this career pathway. 

Quick facts

Program coordinators see to the administration of their company’s contracts, program and projects. 55% are women. Jobs will grow from 120,700 in 2020 to 131,400 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    43 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Job Growth
    Employment is set to grow from 120,700 in 2020 to 131,400 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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