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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 $60,500 - 80,500 annually


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. The sector is poised for growth. There will be around 109,000 openings over the next 5 years.

Read more about the project management industry.

Key skills

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

Quick facts

Program coordinators see to the administration of their company’s contracts, program and projects. 57.7% are women. Jobs will grow from 113,300 to 121,700 by 2022.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    16% 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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