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Consultant

A tough but rewarding career.

What can I earn as a Consultant?

The most common salary  for a Consultant is between $55k and $65k
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Duration 2 yrs - 7 yrs
25 institutions offering this qualification
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Duration 2 yrs - 6 yrs
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Duration 16 mths - 2 yrs
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How do Consultants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 14 Consultants surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Agriculture
The good things
I call it fun time when I work with farmers especially maize farmers and poultry farmers. When I build their capacities on best production and management practices and they adopt them and harvest boun...
The challenges
The challenge is when farmers fail to follow recommendations leading to poor yields. Aslo, when they're no funding opportunities to enable farmers meet expected results. Also, when farmers fail to use...
1 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Applied Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
business excellence
The good things
Helping organisations find solutions to move them toward high performance.
The challenges
Working as a indpendent consultant it has proven difficult to find consistent work.
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Startups and improvments in Manufacturing & Distribution
The good things
Consulting is great when you and your clients see significant improvements in the business and with startups it is seeing that not only is your business growing but it is profitable and with both cate...
The challenges
The first challenge is getting started, assuming that you have gained the right experience and teaching ability from your years of experience. If you are starting up you need to either have good conta...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT Infrastructure Planning
The good things
Good thing Work with latest technologies and different organizations. Need to balance work/life tough to handle the pressure. Challenge Need to learn things quickly to adopt new technologies. Diffe...
The challenges
Be objective, although you need to have your own technical views. Listen more. Be diplomatic, friendly, and view things from your clients’ perspective. Remember it is to earn your clients’ trust, bu...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Marketing
The good things
Flexible with children Varied You are in control of what you do
The challenges
No guaranteed work, need to actively look for it
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Retail
The good things
I enjoy working for a progressive company. I'm kept busy but enjoy the challenge.
The challenges
It's sometimes had to work weekends and miss social gatherings. But friends and family seem to understand.
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Management
The good things
If you like variety, working with people and a reasonable degree of autonomy, you can't beat being a consultant.
The challenges
Most challenging is - at times - establishing your authority with a client.
2 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Health Insurance
The good things
The Good Things: In my current role there is an abundance of free time and you can generally leave the job at work when you leave for the day. There is very little stress or pressure to perform. The...
The challenges
The biggest challenges are not having anywhere to apply your skills. You must be a go getter for a role like this but at the same time a high level of enthusiasm, when met with no after no after no, ...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Experience
10+ years
Specialisation
Organisation Change
The good things
It’s not often that you get an opportunity to work with front line staff and management to help them to either set a new organisation direction, improve its performance, and to create improved jobs. O...
The challenges
Several challenges particularly for self employed consultants- keeping the pipeline stoked with potential projects; managing the feast or famine of work; bringing in other consultants who you trust on...
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What are the job opportunities for Consultants?

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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
10.3%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Management and Organisation Analysts
Latest Consultant jobs on SEEK
Genesis IT&T P/L
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Implementation of Technical Solutions - SQL Scripting and Integration - Growing Global Organisation
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Service Quality
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
We are looking for 'hands-on' technical consultants to implement the Cherwell Service Management solution and help our customers achieve real value.
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Service Quality
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
We are looking for 'hands-on' technical consultants to implement the Cherwell Service Management solution and help our customers achieve real value.
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HR Business Partners Australia
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Are you an experienced product implementation consultant? Looking for a change to a progressive and innovative consultancy? Apply today!
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