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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 $64,000- 115,000 annually


What does a Supervisor do?

Supervisors oversee and guide the day-to-day performance of a small group.

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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

How to become a Supervisor

To become a Supervisor, you'll need to have great relationship buildiing skills and customer service with your team if you want to be successful in the role. Supervisors typically work in a number of industries including retail and hospitality.

Becoming a good leader is a must in this role so studying a BSB40520 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management can help you develop skills in leading a team effectively.
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.

Employment for this role is expected to slightly decline to 2025, from 33,100 workers in 2020 to 32,400 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    44 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and retail trade
  • Job Growth
    Expected to slightly decline in the next five years. From 33,100 in 2020 to 32,400 by 2025. 

* 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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