Take your career to new heights and build relevant new skills by studying a professional development course.
Graduates of professional development courses may seek or continue employment in a wide variety of roles in a diverse range of industries, which means your day-to-day duties will vary. However, you may elevate your role to a leadership or management position by completing a professional development course, and may include tasks such as:
After completing a professional course, you may advance your career path and seek promotion within your field, or apply the specialised leadership skills you’ve learnt to a new management role, including working as a:
You’ll be suited to studying professional development if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts strong growth in job opportunities for people working in management roles over the next decade, predicting the management profession will grow to employ an additional 7,900 people by 2020. Currently employing approximately 51,000 people, the profession is considered large, and roles are available in most areas of Australia.
Similarly, job opportunities at the highest levels of management are increasing, Job Outlook reporting that approximately 67,700 people will be employed as chief executive officers and managing directors by 2020. Currently, approximately 58,900 people are employed in these competitive leadership roles.
According to PayScale, a general manager can expect to earn a salary between $54,000 and $160,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $92,000. An operations manager can expect to earn between $35,000 and $90,000 per year, and entry-level managers may enjoy earning a competitive average salary of approximately $50,000 per year.
According to Job Outlook, chief executive officers and chief financial officers can take home base salaries in excess of $300,000, and may also hold stock in a company or share profits with shareholders in addition to receiving a wage.