Channel your natural ability to organise into a rewarding professional career by studying a project management course.
After completing a project management course, you’ll have the opportunity to work in project administration and project management roles across a wide variety of industries. Because of this, your responsibilities will change depending on your project and your sector. However, you can expect to perform general tasks such as:
Project management course graduates may seek employment in a wide range of industries, working in project management, project administration, business management or other leadership roles. After completing a project management course, you may work as a:
You’ll excel working in a project management role if you:
According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook, project management is a large and growing sector in Australia. Job Outlook reports that job opportunities in project management have been growing steadily since 2005, with approximately 126,600 people employed as project managers across Australia. This figure is likely to rise, with Job Outlook predicting growth will continue until at least 2020, where approximately 20,000 new project managers will be employed.
The size of the profession indicates that employment opportunities are available for project managers in most areas of Australia.
PayScale reports average salaries for general project managers and managers across more specialised industries. On average, a project manager may expect to earn between $62,000 and $141,000, with an average annual salary of $96,000. A project manager working in the construction industry may expect to earn between $60,000 and $153,000 per year, with an average salary of $98,000, and a project manager working in information technology may expect to earn between $68,000 and $147,000 per year, with an average salary of approximately $109,000 per year.
PayScale reports a positive trend for earning capacity against work experience, with project managers with more than 20 years of experience earning up to $20,000 per year more than people with 10 to 20 years of work experience. Working in a specialised field may also increase a project manager’s earning capacity.