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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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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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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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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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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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Latest Project Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 24 Project Officers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Health Manager jobs are great but you ned support of the entire team to achieve your goals and objectives
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Medical
The good things
The project Officer role was fantastic since I had job satisfaction and there is always growth in your career
The challenges
You need to possess specific skill set to be a Project Officer.
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May 2021
A project officer is like a jack of all trades and you get to be the master of some!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (Honours)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Emergency Animal Disease
The good things
The skills I have learned from this role are very transferable meaning it is possible to work this role in various sectors. It also allows working on various projects which provides variety and an opp...
The challenges
Depending on the size of your organisation, career progression may be difficult within the same company or team and involves changing employers.
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