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Project Assistant

Find out how to become a project assistant in the project management sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Project Assistant is $77,300 - $100,300

What does a Project Assistant do?

A project assistant works alongside a project manager to effectively guide their team and achieve product/service goals.

Read more about the project management industry.

What are the key skills of a Project Assistant?

Project assistants help coordinate their team members to achieve project objectives. They also facilitate communication and assist with administrative duties.

  • Can exert good leadership skills and are well-able to coordinate workers and facilitate team communication
  • Highly organised in both time and in resources; need to manage progress reports, timetables, and financial budgets
  • Have a thorough understanding of project objectives and goals, ensuring all team members have the resources needed
  • Have an analytical and critical mindset for making the best business and financial decisions for the project
  • Can multitask, work well under pressure, and work efficiently to meet strict deadlines
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with others

How to become a Project Assistant 

Most Project Assistants commonly have a bachelor's degree, however, people coming from an office administration background may possess the technical and transferable skills to be able to succeed in the role, too.

We recommend studying the BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice to help you develop the relevant skill set as Project Assistant. 

Quick facts

Project assistants work in most industries, with most working full-time. Here are a few key facts on the role of a project assistant.

Employment for Project Assistants will grow from 120,700 in 2020 to 131,400 by 2025.

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  • Average Hours Worked
    43 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
    *Source
  • 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 au.talent.com and the Australian Government's labourmarketinsights.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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