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Plans and undertakes administration of organisational programs, special projects and support services.
Skill Level 2
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Administrative positions which are only clerical / secretarial in nature
Customer Service Officer
Generalist management roles which are not concerned with the administration of a
particular program or projects
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.
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3292-11 Project or Program Administrator
Group: 5111 Contract, Program and Project Administrators
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher, in a field highly
relevant to the nominated occupation.
If the qualification is in a highly relevant field to the occupation, then at least one year
of highly relevant post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level, completed
in the last five years is required.
If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant
employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in the last five years is required.
This is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF Certificate
IV level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is pre-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment
within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Diploma or higher
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Qualifications in certain Business fields may be accepted on a case-by-case basis if the
study contains sufficient subjects in Project Management.
Other fields of study may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they are highly relevant
to the industry or sector in which the applicant has project management experience.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Highly relevant tasks may include, but are not limited to:
developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to programs, projects and
responding to inquiries and resolving problems concerning programs, projects,
services provided, and persons affected
managing paperwork associated with programs, projects and services provided
working with Project Managers, Architects, Engineering Professionals, owners
and others to ensure that goals are met
advising senior management on matters requiring attention and implementing
overseeing work by contractors and reporting on variations to work orders
preparing and reviewing submissions and reports concerning the organisation's
collecting and analysing data associated with projects undertaken, and reporting
on project outcomes
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):
Engineering or construction business
Education or training providers
Multiple sectors: Health, Education, IT, Environment, Community Development etc.
It is important to note that the Program or Project Administrator is usually the person responsible
for managing programs and projects primarily from administrative and leadership perspectives,
as opposed to supporting programs and projects from a technical point of view. Again, the primary
purpose of their role is to ensure programs and projects are delivered as per set scope, budget
and timeframe, which is accomplished through coordinating and controlling the program and
project schedules, budgets, resources, etc.
A project is a unique, temporary, multi-disciplinary and organised endeavour designed to
deliver agreed outcomes and requirements, and within predefined constraints. Project
management typically involves personnel from project management practitioners up to
senior project managers and project directors.
A program is a temporary organisation of interrelated projects managed in a coordinated
way to enable the implementation of complex change and the realisation of strategic
benefits. Program management typically involves project directors, or program managers
Supporting material for assessment
Applicants nominating this occupation are required to provide:
An Organisational Chart, and
A list of project examples