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Office Manager

Take responsibility for the efficient day-to-day operations of an office environment.

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What can I earn as an Office Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Office Manager is between $65k and $75k
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How to become an Office Manager


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To work as an Office Manager, the most common pathway is to have practical experience in an administrative role and an excellent knowledge of software packages. Office Managers with qualifications in business studies, information technology/computing, management or human resources are well regarded.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415) or Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515). These are typically one or two-year courses, with no minimum education requirement.
  2. If you are looking to advance your office management career, explore further opportunities for study, such as a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915), a Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) or a Bachelor of Business (Management).

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Certificate III in Business Administration

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to complete a range of administrative roles across a range of contexts.
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Certificate IV in Business Administration

With this qualification you will develop your administrative skills and learn to provide leadership and guidance to others.

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Bachelor of Business (Management)

This qualification aims to develop your management skills while also providing you with a business background.

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How do Office Managers rate their role?


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Latest reviews from 50 Office Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Office administration is a good field of work for working mothers who need flexibility in their role
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Health
The good things
Flexibility and ability to work from home
The challenges
Need to reply and action things outside of designated hours
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May 2021
An office manager in the hospitality industry is a fantastic job but extremely challenging
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Customer service
The good things
Diversity of the job and dealing with all different types of people
The challenges
Stressful at times but also very rewarding
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