Administration Manager

Oversee and manage complex administrative tasks in an office.
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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.

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 (BSB30120) or a Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40120) to build on your knowledge of business administration processes.
  3. Alternatively, consider completing higher-level qualifications with a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) at TAFE or a registered training organisation, or a Bachelor of Business with a major in Business Administration at university.

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Working hours for Administration Managers

Shift work
Late nights

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Latest Administration Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 53 Administration Managers surveyed on SEEK.

May 2021
Administration staff work very hard to keep the business running efficient, but unfortunately these staff members are not valued enough! Nevertheless I love my role and would like to retire doing what I enjoy.
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Facility & office management
The good things
Bring about Improvements on processes to ensure smooth running of office. Flexible working hours. Variety in the role working with various teams. Acquiring the knowledge on the structure of the busine...
The challenges
Must have great people skills, patience and be compassionate. Staff do request assistance with various office requirements, setting up meetings, facility issues, stationery needs, H&S matters. Basical...
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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
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
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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