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Careers in management

As a manager you will perform the five basic management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.  The necessary skills required to fulfil a management position include well developed written and communication skills, interpersonal, problem solving, analytical, organisational and time management skills. 

  Your responsibilities may include:

  • Planning the organisations strategic objectives, policies and targets.
  • Organising the production of the work and the workforce, training, resource allocation,
  • Providing overall direction and management of the organisation's utilisation of resources and providing employees with guidance, direction, leadership and support to ensure the organisations objectives are achieved
  • Assessing the performance of the organisation and its activities
  • Reviewing and assessing the success of the goal, the plan and the allocation of the employees and resources.
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in management:

  • Well-developed written and communication skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills

Related roles include:

  • Management consultant
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Land economist
  • Records manager
  • Trade union official
  • Company secretary
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for management at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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