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Find out how to become a supervisor 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 Supervisor is $46,000 - 83,000 annually


What does a supervisor do?

Supervisors oversee and guide the day-to-day performance of a small group. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 53,000 workers in 2017 to 52,900 by 2022. 20,000 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 supervisor?

Supervisors must be highly organised, display excellent communication skills and work well as a leader for their team.

  • Strong organisational skills for delegating tasks, scheduling workers’ hours and keeping on top of deadlines
  • Well-abled in training team members on their delegated tasks
  • Exert strong leadership skills in guiding their team to meet goals as well as provide constructive feedback
  • Quick problem-solving and critical thinking skills for assisting in emergencies or setbacks
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Knowledgeable in safety policies and procedures and ensure that their team is compliant with such rules
The rewarding part of study and learning was knowing that I absolutely put my whole effort, energy, experience and knowledge to this point in my life into it.
Student Q&A: Simon H.
, Business Faculty Student - Leadership and Management
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Supervisor quick facts

Supervisors can be found in most industries and are ideal for determined, goal-driven individuals. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a supervisor.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and retail trade
  • Average qualification level
    17.9% 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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