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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 $79,800 - 119,200 annually


What does a Team Leader do? 

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

Read more about the administration and business industry.

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

How to become a Team Leader 

There are no formal qualifications needed to become a Team Leader, however, getting educated in business or human resources may help you find career success.

Studying a relevant course can give you a competitive advantage when it comes to pursuing work as a Team Leader, so studying BSB40520 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource Management may help with your job search.
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.

Employment for this role is expected to decline in the next five years.

  • Average Hours Worked
    41 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 decline in the next five years, as of 2020. 

* 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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