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Project Officer

Plan and coordinate project activities under the direction of a Project Manager.

What's it like to be a Project Officer?

Project Officers plan and coordinate project activities, including scheduling, reporting and document control. Project Officers play a support role to Project Managers and Project Administrators.

Project Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Collating budget and expenditure data.
  • Scheduling meetings.
  • Taking minutes.
  • Coordinating project activities.
  • Collating contracts, timesheets and reports.
  • Drafting presentations and formatting documents.
  • Supporting senior team members with administrative functions.
  • Facilitating project communications.
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Project Officers may be employed across a broad range of industries, including construction, engineering, communications and technology, event management and with the public sector.

What can I earn as a Project Officer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Project Officer is between $85k and $95k
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How to become a Project Officer


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

  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. Consider completing an internationally recognised certification in project management, such as the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  3. After gaining experience as a Project Coordinator, consider developing your managerial skills and moving into a Project Manager role.

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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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PMP - Project Management Professional

This course will allow you to develop your existing knowledge of project management and open up career opportunities.

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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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How do Project Officers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 8 Project Officers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.8
Job satisfaction
4.6
Career progression opportunities
3.4
Job security
3.4
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
4.4

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Aug 2019
The project officer role is most rewarding when you believe in the change process
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Health Leadership and Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Health
The good things
Project Officer roles in the health setting can cover large or small change management with both being equally rewarding. You are part of high functioning teams that meet project deadlines together to...
The challenges
Support of change process/project from senior management
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Aug 2019
To be a health promotion practitioner is a rewarding role and I love working in this field.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Applied Public Health
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Health Promotion
The good things
Working with the community to empower and improve health and wellbeing. Work life balance. Networking and partnership opportunities. Many learning opportunities and many opportunities to be innovative...
The challenges
Funding. Others not seeing prevention as a sole priority/ not seeing the long term benefits/ outcomes. Job security is also a challenge, with many health promotion roles being temp contracts.
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Working hours for Project Officers

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What are the job opportunities for Project Officers?

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