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Project Coordinator

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

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The current average salary of an Project Coordinator is $65,000 - 84,000 annually


What does a project coordinator do?

Project coordinators are responsible for planning and organising a business project, typically reporting to a project manager. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 113,300 workers in 2017 to 121,700 by 2022. 109,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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What skills do you need to be a project coordinator?

Project coordinators must have exceptional organisational skills with a strong ability to lead workers and delegate responsibilities.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and juggle multiple responsibilities at once
  • Have a keen attention to detail for ensuring the project meets all the business’ standards and goals
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to lead, guide, and delegate tasks to workers
  • Organisational skills for planning out project objectives, schedules, and meetings
  • Goal-driven, determined, able to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and performing digital administrative tasks
I decided to show initiative and do this course to demonstrate that I would have the skills and knowledge to gain a promotion.
Student Q&A: Alicia Puyol
, Business Faculty Student - Project Management and Leadership and Management
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Project coordinator quick facts

Project coordinators can be found in most industries and have a high number of full-time workers. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a project coordinator.

  • 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
    24.8% Bachelor degree

* 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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