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Project management is a fast-growing industry in Australia. Not only is it growing as a specific discipline, it is also an essential skill in a large range of jobs and industries, from mining and construction, to business and IT, and everything in between.
In this time of rapid change, project management is needed more than ever, and this is reflected in the growing number of job openings, and the range of industries and organisations calling for these skills.
Changing times also mean new opportunities. According to Forbes, the future of project management will include:
Forecasts predict that Project Management positions will number more than 120,000 by 2022, with up to 8,400 new job openings over the next five years according to Job Outlook.
Internationally Project Management is forecast to grow 33% by 2027.
The average annual income range for Project Managers is $100,400 - $170,00. For Program Managers it is $154,000 - $262,000.
Over 54% of Project Managers are 35-54 years of age.
In all industries and regions of Australia, there are a range of opportunities for project managers, as project management skills and experience are in increasing demand.
Project management roles can be found in any industry.
Project management roles are available in an increasing range of sectors.
Some key examples include:
The interesting feature of project management is that it is becoming both a universal skill and a specialist skill. Project management skills are highly transferrable and in demand in a range of Australian industries.
In occupations and companies across the spectrum, employees are being asked to oversee projects.
And increasingly, project managers are regarded as a central element in most organisations, particularly when it comes to change management – something very important in a rapidly changing business landscape.
Employers are looking for project managers that are:
Useful project management skills include:
We read a range of advertisements for roles that required some project management responsibilities. When hiring for roles that are exclusively project management focused or roles where a component involves running projects, there are some key soft skills that consistently rise to the top of the list:
Formal qualifications are not necessarily mandatory for entering the project management industry. However, job advertisements largely require the successful applicant to hold formal qualifications in Project Management and Program Management. Statistics show that more than 60% of Project Managers hold a Diploma or above.
We offer Project Management qualifications attained through Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) at a range of levels to meet the entry requirements for Project Management roles at a variety of levels.
Our Project Management qualifications include:
Examples of Position Titles relevant to Certificate IV level work:
Examples of Position Titles relevant to Diploma level work:
Examples of Position Titles relevant to Advanced Diploma level work:
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