Career Advice
E.g. nurse, resume, interview, sales...
🔍
🔍

Program Coordinator

Provide administrative support to help manage, coordinate, plan, implement, and evaluate different programs

What's it like to be a Program Coordinator?

As a Program Coordinator you will help staff members with budgets, policies and procedures to ensure the successful implementation of programs. You'll also monitor staff members' workloads, coordinate their schedules, and manage program plans and budgets, to ensure programs are delivered on time and on budget.

Program Coordinator

Tasks and duties

  • Supporting the planning and coordination of various programs and their activities.
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring project budget and tracking expenditures/transactions.
  • Communicating with staff and external parties through the program life cycle.
  • Helping to maintain good relationships within the team and external parties.
  • Scheduling meetings and events.
  • Keeping updated records and databases.
  • Creating reports, presentations and proposals.

What can I earn as a Program Coordinator?

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT
The most common annual salary in AUS for a Program Coordinator is between $75k and $85k

Close salary comparison
info
Source: SEEK job ads. Salaries include superannuation.

How to become a Program Coordinator


SEEK Learning
Formal qualifications are not essential to become a Program Coordinator, although they may be viewed favourably by employers.

  1. Consider completing a vocational qualification in project management, or a bachelor degree in business or economics.
  2. Continue to gain in-depth knowledge of project management through study or work experience.
  3. Gain hands-on experience in budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting.

Explore related qualifications

SEEK users who have worked as a Program Coordinator have studied these qualifications.

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Bachelor of Arts

This qualification gives you broad skills and knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation to get you started in your career.
Compare institutions
Bachelor of Arts provider logo
Bachelor of Arts provider logo
Bachelor of Arts provider logo
Bachelor of Arts provider logo

Bachelor of Science

Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.

Compare institutions
Bachelor of Science provider logo
Bachelor of Science provider logo
Bachelor of Science provider logo
Bachelor of Science provider logo

Bachelor of Education

This degree will prepare you for a career as a teacher in a specific age range, depending on the specialisation chosen.
View course details
Bachelor of Education provider logo
Powered bySEEK Learning

Skills and experience employers are looking for

Hi there, have any of these? Add your skills directly to your SEEK Profile.


Skills listed in your SEEK Profile


Based on your skills, here are some roles to explore

Roles where your skills are commonly valued by employers.
Sign in and add skills to your SEEK Profile, to see roles that match your skill-set
Did you find this helpful?
🙂
😐
😦
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

Upskill with an online short course

Get instant access to online training for these in-demand Program Coordinator skills

How do Program Coordinators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 27 Program Coordinators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
4.2
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.5
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
3.8

Latest reviews

All
Positive
Negative
Oct 2018
Your passion for helping people far outwaeighs the challenges faced in Human Service roles.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Social Welfare
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Community Services
The good things
Job satisfaction always depends on the organisation then your role. The Program Coordinator role is a great way ti utilise staff development and organisational skills while allowing you to still work ...
The challenges
Challenges of Coordinating Programs are more likely to do with your organisation and upline Management. Their understanding of your role (or a Coordinators role in general). Managers who do not fully ...
Read more
Oct 2018
Program Coordinator can grow a grey hair, but the rewards and professional growth is fantastic
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Department of communities
The good things
- Diversity and Dynamic roles, Team management and leadership - Organizational skills development and application - problem solving, decisions making, time management, goals setting and outcomes drive...
The challenges
- Right team and for the right job; wrong team for the right job is problematic - Be a leader rather than a manager, i.e look at the positive, successes, what is working well rather negatives and d...
Read more
info
Source: SEEK Role Reviews

Working hours for Program Coordinators

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
Often
Sometimes
Never
info
Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 27 Program Coordinators

What are the job opportunities for Program Coordinators?

Find out how the job market is trending

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Job opportunities

Program Coordinator jobs on SEEK
186
Jobs on SEEK right now
Source: SEEK

Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
5.7%
2019
2024
Source: LMIP. Office Managers and Program Administrators

Latest Program Coordinator jobs on SEEK

Next
info
Source: SEEK job ads
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data