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Program Coordinator

A program coordinator plans, directs and coordinates community services within an area. This might consist of various elements, from educational programs, to tailor-made programs for specific people within the community.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 21,800 people are currently employed as Program Coordinators in Australia. This is set to increase to 28,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

35% of all Program Coordinators are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Program Coordinators is TAS, with only 0.8%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 22.9% of Program Coordinators being male and 77.2% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Program Coordinators is 45-54 years old, with 36.8%. A small percentage (4.6%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Program Coordinators, with 12.4% aged 25-34.

Hours Worked

Program Coordinators work an average of 39.1 hours a week which is 1.8 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Program Coordinators have a Post Graduate/ Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate qualification (35.8%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (25.7%). 92% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Program Coordinator Duties & Tasks

  • Plan activities to be carried out
  • Direct the activities to make sure everything runs smoothly
  • Schedule meetings and take quality notes
  • Prepare educational materials for programs
  • Provide support and information to people taking part in programs



*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.