A male office manager discusses invoicing with the business accountant

Office Manager

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices such as administrative systems and office personnel.

Overview

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices such as administrative systems and office personnel.

Day-to-day

  • contributing to the planning and review of office services, and setting priorities and office service standards
  • allocating human resources, space and equipment
  • assigning work to and monitoring work performance of staff
  • managing records and accounts of the office
  • liaising with Professionals to coordinate office business and to facilitate resolution of problems
  • managing physical facilities and ensuring buildings and equipment are maintained
  • ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • ensuring work complies with relevant government legislation, policies and procedures
  • coordinating personnel activities such as hiring, promotions, performance management, payroll, training and supervision.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,490 / week
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Strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become an Office Manager

  • You need relevant industry experience to work as an Office Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Office Managers sometimes have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in business management or a sector specific qualification.

    Take a Diploma of Business Administration

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