Project Management Industry Report

Opportunities, Trends, Skills & Qualifications

Project management is a fast-growing industry in Australia. As a specific discipline and as an essential skill in a large range of jobs and industries. Research shows an average annual base salary of $130,000 and 9.3% projected job growth in the next 5 years. Turn your experience into qualifications with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Apply Now > 

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Project Management Industry Report


  • Industry Snapshot
  • Emerging Trends
  • Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Certificate IV Explained
  • Diploma Explained
  • Advanced Diploma Explained
  • Example Job Positions at Each Level
  • Complementary Qualifications

Emerging Trends

  1. Projects will increasingly be impacted by AI and data technology.
  2. Demand for ‘Power Skills’ (aka Soft Skills).
  3. Customised / Hybrid Project Management methods and approaches. 
  4. Rise of Remote & Contract Work

Project management skills are in demand in a range of industries:

  • Business
  • Mining
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Law
  • Defence and Aerospace
  • Renewable energy
  • IT
  • Education
  • Aviation
  • Government

Graduate stories

Detective Inspector and Project Director (multimillion dollar project) with WA Police Force, Brett Baddock, discusses his policing career from cadet to detective, and the rewarding challenge of moving into project management. He also talks about career stereotypes and the unexpected satisfaction of achieving an advanced diploma through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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