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Project Administrator

Administrate the successful delivery of large projects and programs.
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What's it like to be a Project Administrator?

Project Administrators handle the administrative functions of an organisation’s projects and programs. They oversee the project’s daily functions to ensure deadlines and compliance requirements are met, and usually report to a Project Manager or senior management.

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Project Administrators have advanced computer literacy, communication skills and administrative skills. They manage contracts and process paperwork, and report on variations. They work in a broad range of industries including construction, financial services and management consultancy.

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How to become a Project Administrator


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You can become a Project Administrator without formal qualifications, however they may be beneficial. Strong computer literacy and office administration skills are essential.

  1. Complete a VET qualification such as a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB40920) or Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820). To open up a broader range of career options, you might consider a bachelor degree instead, such as a Bachelor of Business.
  2. Consider completing an industry-recognised certification, such as the Project Management Professional certification. Certification shows employers your skills are broad and up to date.
  3. After gaining experience as a Project Administrator, consider a higher qualification to develop your managerial skills for a Project Manager role. This could be a Graduate Certificate of Project Management.

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Bachelor of Business

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Diploma of Project Management

With this diploma you will gain the skills needed to manage a variety of projects across a range of industries.
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Graduate Certificate of Project Management

This certificate provides you with core skills in agile and traditional methodologies of project management.

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How do Project Administrators rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 43 Project Administrators surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
4.2
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
3.9

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Latest Project Administrator reviews

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May 2021
Project administration -solving daily challenges and make a difference!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Science)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Healthcare communications, currently within a NFP setting
The good things
You always get to interact with people from diverse backgrounds, and often remotely around the world, enabling you to work together towards the same/similar roles with a huge amount of variety in pers...
The challenges
There are circumstances where management hold PA's accountable for cost and schedule without delegating resource authority or approving project baselines that enable the tasks to be done properly and ...
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Aug 2019
HR Projects Administrator: fun, exciting, engaging.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Human Resources
The good things
The good things New task to do after one project has completed. Tasks included dissolution processes such as exit planning of employees. Another project was the outplacement program and ensuring the e...
The challenges
The challenges Some weeks were quite slow and then the next week would be really fast with deadlines approaching. A lot of projects need approval or further information from stakeholders which can hal...
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