Employment Outlook

Children's Service Manager or Area Manager

A Children's Service Manager or Area Manager will work with children, their families and the community, providing services which help learning and development. They will look to provide continual improvement to services, to ensure families get the best outcome from what is provided.

 

Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 130,200 people are currently employed as Children's Service Manager or Area Managers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 152,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

34% of all Children's Service Manager or Area Managers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Children's Service Manager or Area Managers is NT, with only 1.3%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 4.7% of Children's Service Manager or Area Managers being male and 95.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Children's Service Manager or Area Managers is 25-34 years old, with 25.2%. A small percentage (5.4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 55-59. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Children's Service Manager or Area Managers, with 13.3% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Children's Service Manager or Area Managers work an average of 37.3 hours a week which is 3.6 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Children's Service Manager or Area Managers have a Certificate III/IV qualification (31.4%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (29.1%). 75.2% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 24.8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Children's Service Manager or Area Manager Duties & Tasks

  • Plan community based services for children
  • Implement delivery of children's services within communities
  • Monitor and review services to make sure they are providing what is needed and if they can be improved

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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