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Project Manager

Find out how to become a project manager 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 Manager is $104,800 - 160,400 annually

What is a Project Manager?

Project managers supervise the development of company projects.

Read more about the project management industry.

What are the key skills of a Project Manager?

Project managers can lead employees to achieve company project goals, reach strict deadlines, and come up with innovative solutions within the development process.

  • Are excellent communicators, both oral and written to collaborate effectively with others
  • Can handle finances resourcefully, planning out project objectives within a given budget
  • Have excellent time management skills to reach strict, tight deadlines
  • Are innovative thinkers with an ability to provide solutions and implement changes when needed
  • Well-organised to manage multiple responsibilities at once
  • Excellent leaders with an ability to effectively delegate tasks, maintain consistent progress and carry out client meetings

How to become a Project Manager 

If you're interested in becoming a Project Manager, you'll ideally need qualifications in project management at a tertiary-level. However, you can still advance your skill set through relevant VET qualifications.

For example, a BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management may help you build relevant knowledge in project management, as well as some key transferable skills. 

Quick facts

Project managers can be found in most industries with most working full-time. Here are more key facts on the role of a project manager.

Employment for project managers will grow in the next five years.

  • Average Hours Worked
    49 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 in the next five years. 

* 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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