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Project Manager

Manage a team responsible for the delivery of a project.

What's it like to be a Project Manager?

A Project Manager leads project planning and manages the team responsible for the project’s delivery. Project Managers coordinate all the many moving parts that make a project successful, from ideation through to completion.

Project Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Hiring and managing the project team.
  • Managing project progress and delegating tasks as required.
  • Leading project planning meetings.
  • Taking responsibility for project milestone delivery.
  • Signing off on contracts.
  • Supervising project documentation.
  • Coordinating tender response process.
  • Documenting, managing and reporting risks.
  • Preparing and delivering reports to senior leaders.
  • Optimising processes and team productivity.

What can I earn as a Project Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Project Manager is between $120k and $140k
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How to become a Project Manager


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To work as a Project Manager in Australia, you will generally be expected to have a project management certification or qualifications in a related field.

  1. Consider completing a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515). This certificate will prepare you to work as a part of a project team.
  2. If you’d like to gain further skills and pursue a higher qualification, consider completing a Diploma of Project Management or a Bachelor of Business (Management). Duration and entry requirements can vary depending on the provider.
  3. Complete a certification, such as the Project Management Professional certification.
  4. Register for national accreditation at the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). The AIPM require different criteria depending on the level you wish to register for.

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How do Project Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 19 Project Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
4.5
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.6
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
4.3

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Aug 2019
Being a Senior Project Manager is awesome!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT - insurance
The good things
1. Variety: projects are all different and involve solving business and technical problems, and you get to work with a wide range of people. 2. Continuous learning: I never stop learning about techno...
The challenges
The main challenges are: - how to keep everything you need to do as a PM in harmony! It’s not just managing to the schedule and budget, it’s about being a good leader to your project team and to your ...
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Aug 2019
It’s tough but can be rewarding and will teach you a lot about the business and industry you work in
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Technology
The good things
Working on diverse projects and people
The challenges
Managing people who you don’t directly manage. Stakeholders
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Working hours for Project Managers

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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Project Managers?

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