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Education Manager Career Pathway

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What does an Education Manager do?

Education managers work in learning institutions. Their roles are primarily administrative and include supervising staff, organising programs, and obtaining funding for their institutions. Much of their time is spent preparing schedules for teaching staff and completing staff evaluations.

Some of their tasks include (but are not limited to) the below:

  • Coordinate the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department of an institution
  • Research, develop, implement and review educational and administrative policy
  • Provide advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • Liaise between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • Research and monitor new developments in educational systems
  • Consult with academic and administrative staff to coordinate educational
  • programs
  • Identify present and future needs for staff development, and develop and deliver training programs for teachers
  • Research and report on students needs arising from curriculum implementation


Where do Education Managers work?

Education managers work in offices from Monday to Friday business hours. 93% of education managers work on a full-time basis.

According to the ABS Labour Force Survey, the average weekly hours worked is 40.8 hours.

How much does an Education Manager earn?

The average annual salary for an education manager in Australia is $73,650.

Bonuses may be available in addition to this – the amount received in bonuses depends on the organisation they work for and their experience level.

As an education manager gains further competencies and progresses through their career, their earning potential generally increases.

Average salary potential

  • Entry level: $66,850
  • Mid-level salary: $74,200
  • Senior salary: $86,500
  • Bonuses: $4,000


Education Manager Career Outlook at a glance

Median age is: 50 years old

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Employment level trends & growth

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Departmental education managers working within a university or tertiary education institution may specialise in a particular faculty or subject area. Regional managers may have responsibilities that cover a group of educational institutions, or institutions in a specific region.

What are some related job titles?

  • Faculty head
  • Dean (University) 
  • Regional education manager
  • TAFE registrar 
  • University Registrar 
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What education do you need?

A bachelor degree or higher, and at least five years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Sometimes, employers require both a formal qualification and vocational experience. Around 75% of education managers have a postgraduate degree.

The next step in your education career

If you want to pursue a career as an education manager, Southern Cross University offers related postgraduate courses available 100% online for those looking to take the next step in their teaching career. 



Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) 2nd Edition, ABS Catalogue No. 1220.0, p131.
Occupational Projections, Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
Australian Government Job Outlook 


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