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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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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), or an Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Project Management (ICT60415).
  2. After gaining experience as a Project Coordinator, consider developing your managerial skills and moving into a Project Manager role with further study, such as a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

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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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Graduate Certificate of Project Management

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

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Latest Project Coordinator reviews

Latest reviews from 52 Project Coordinators surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Project coordination can be fast paced, but never boring and extremely rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Construction Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Store Design
The good things
I would advise researching the sector you would like to work in such as contractor side construction, client side if heading into the delivery of fit outs or buildings. As both sides are completely di...
The challenges
Some challenges would be negotiating, this can be a harder area as you have to be able to have tough conversations with stakeholders which you have built relationships with. But when managing a budget...
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May 2021
Project Coordination in a construction company is a great entry to construction management
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Hydraulics
The good things
Work life balance and the variety of it
The challenges
Being involved with more than one project and all projects are busy
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