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Team Leader

Find out how to become a team leader 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 Team Leader is $44,700 - 57,600 annually


What does a team leader? 

Team leaders have a supervisory role within their company, overseeing the performance of a particular team of workers. 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 team leader? 

Team leaders must exert excellent leadership and communication skills, as well as display a thorough knowledge of their business’ daily operations.

  • Top-notch communication skills for delegating tasks among their team and guiding them in day-to-day operations
  • Excellent leadership skills for motivating and managing workers, as well as providing constructive feedback
  • Keen observation skills for reporting on employee performance and working habits to upper management
  • Strong organisational skills for handling multiple tasks and responsibilities at once
  • Goal-driven and determined to meet business profit targets
  • Excellent work ethic and ample experience working in the business
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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Team leader quick facts

Team Leaders can be found in any industry and are ideal for those looking to gain more managerial roles. 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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