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Administration Manager

Oversee and manage complex administrative tasks in an office.

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.

Administration Manager

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.
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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Administration Manager is between $65k and $75k

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How to become an Administration Manager


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Formal qualifications are not required to become an Administration Manager, but may be an advantage.

  1. Gain experience as an Administration Officer and work your way up with time into an Administration Manager role.
  2. In the meantime, consider completing a Certificate III In Business Administration (BSB30415) to build on your knowledge of business administration processes.
  3. 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.

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How do Administration Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 28 Administration Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
4.2
Career progression opportunities
4.0
Job security
4.1
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
4.3

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Aug 2019
Admin management requires focus and hard work but the satisfaction outweighs the work load
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Media Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Veterinary nursing
The good things
This role enables me to use my creativity and initiative, create protocols and propose structural changes to better the company as well as developing a close rapport and working relationship with seni...
The challenges
Menial tasks. Often proposing ideas or initiatives that are used without due credit. Covering shifts and contact person when senior management unavailable
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Oct 2018
Administration is rewarding but challenging and you need to be calm and professional even when others aren’t!!
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed Year 11
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Office Administration
The good things
Ability to implement policies and procedures that streamline the workflow. With technology changing rapidly, so too does the need to adapt. Variety of projects to undertake that provide jon satisfacti...
The challenges
Personality management. Younger generation has a different different set of values and work ethic. Technology changes so quickly.
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Working hours for Administration Managers

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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Administration Managers?

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National increase over next 5 years *
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