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Project Coordinator

Use strong communication, organisation and analytical skills to plan and achieve project goals.

What's it like to be a Project Coordinator?

Project Coordinators plan and administrate the organisation of projects, contracts and teams of people. They have strong organisational and communication skills, and often work to strict deadlines.

Project Coordinator

Tasks and duties

  • Working with Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, owners and other specialists to ensure that goals are met.
  • Responding to enquiries and resolving problems concerning contracts, services and projects.
  • Advising senior management on matters requiring attention and implementing their decisions.
  • Preparing and reviewing submissions and reports concerning activities and milestones.
  • Collecting and analysing data associated with projects undertaken, and reports on project outcomes.
  • Sharing relevant documentation and reports with project teams.
  • Being point of contact for various working groups.
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Project Coordinators work closely with team members and managers to facilitate the completion of activities by planning and scheduling resources and tasks, delivering internal and external communications, supporting Project Managers and implementing their recommendations, and collating and analysing data for the preparation of submissions and reports.

Project Coordinators often work for construction and engineering firms, however there is growing demand for the skill set in a broad range of industries, including information, communications and technology, environmental and Government agencies, event management and human resources.

What can I earn as a Project Coordinator?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Project Coordinator is between $65k and $75k
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How to become a Project Coordinator


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It is possible to work as a Project Coordinator without formal qualifications, however many employers prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of project management.

  1. 1. Complete a qualification in Project Management. This could be a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515), a Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415), an Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Project Management (ICT60415), or Bachelor degree majoring in Project Management.
  2. After gaining experience as a Project Coordinator, consider developing your managerial skills and moving into a Project Manager role.

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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

This certificate prepares you with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a member of a project team.
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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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How do Project Coordinators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 23 Project Coordinators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.3
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.7
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.3

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Nov 2018
Project Coordination is hard work but super satisfying
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Retail
The good things
There are quite a few fields you can move into and the skills you learn are able to be easily adapted into another field. You get a strong sense of fulfilment upon completion of a project and there i...
The challenges
There is a lot of work involved and sometimes issues arise out of work hours that you will need to quickly resolve. There is usually a it of overtime involved as some projects can be quite consuming...
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Oct 2018
Project Coordinator role enables a variety of skills to be utilised and developed
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance
The good things
You help with organising priorities, variety of tasks, aid in project to completion (feeling of satisfaction at seeing end product), transferable skills to any industry
The challenges
Challenges would be managing people’s expectations and also competing priorities
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Working hours for Project Coordinators

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What are the job opportunities for Project Coordinators?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
1.7%
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