What's it like to be an Administration Manager?
Administration Managers are responsible for managing complex administrative tasks and supervising the administrative team of an office. Overseeing the work of Administration Officers, who are sometimes assigned to one person or a whole team of people, Administration Managers coordinate a high volume of activities across a range of functions to come together seamlessly.
Tasks and duties
- Supervising administrative team and their operations.
- Hiring, training, coaching and managing employees.
- Developing, improving and implementing administrative policies.
- Running regular work-in-progress meetings and providing company updates.
- Ensuring the office is fully stocked with equipment and reordering when necessary.
- Planning, coordinating and supporting office meetings and functions.
- Overseeing complex activities, such as reporting, budget management and sensitive document handling.
Administration Managers need to be highly organised, calm under pressure and have a firm but flexible approach to work.
What can I earn as an Administration Manager?
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How to become an Administration Manager
- Gain experience as an Administration Officer and work your way up with time into an Administration Manager role.
- In the meantime, consider completing a Certificate III In Business Administration (BSB30415) to build on your knowledge of business administration processes.
- Alternatively, consider completing higher-level qualifications with a Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) at TAFE or a registered training organisation, or a Bachelor of Business with a major in Business Administration at university.