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Office Manager

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

What's it like to be an Office Manager?

Office Managers are responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of clerical and administrative tasks within an organisation.

Office Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Ensuring appropriate budgets, staff and training are in place so the organisation runs smoothly.
  • Hiring, training and supervising clerical and administrative support staff.
  • Developing and managing the records, accounts and systems of an organisation.
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Office Managers are instrumental to the efficiency of an organisation, and are usually organised, detail-focused individuals with excellent time management skills.

Organisations that employ Office Managers include hospitals, schools, universities, government, small business and financial organisations.

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) or a Bachelor of Business (Management).

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How do Office Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 21 Office Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
4.2

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Nov 2018
If you great with people and organised this role is for you.
Reviewer's Qualification
Record of School Achievement (Year 11)
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Accounts
The good things
Good : your in control, work at your own pace. Do the job the way you want to. Rewarding when things get done. Bad: Nothing bad to note, at times you may need to stay back end of month (accounts) us...
The challenges
Prioritising is the key. At times you can find yourself juggling a few things the same time.
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Nov 2018
Office Administration is a diverse job and I love it!
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Bookkeeping
The good things
The good thing about being an office manager is the diversity of the role - I work across all facets of the business from bookkeeping, invoicing, staff management, HR, contract management and developi...
The challenges
Some of the challenges include managing the business cashflow and ensuring staff are always happy in their day to day roles. No one day is the same and you need to have the ability to think on your f...
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What are the job opportunities for Office Managers?

Find out how the job market is trending

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Office Manager jobs on SEEK
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National increase over next 5 years *
8.2%
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