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Group Facilitator

A group facilitator might run a range of support groups for those that may need help. They act as a friendly face for community members to talk to. This role can help groups facilitate members' requests and allows for people to meet up and keep a positive mind.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

There are currently around 55,900 people who are employed in roles similar to Group Facilitators in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, in the next few years, this is set to increase to roughly 66,700 people within similar professions.

Employment by State

A large proportion of Group Facilitators are located in New South Wales, with around 33.2% being employed in this area. You will find the fewest Group Facilitators in ACT, with only 1.7%.

Gender Split

This is a female dominated industry with 70.6% of Group Facilitators being women and only 29.5% male.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people within this job is 34-44 years old, with 24.3%. However, a small percentage (0.5%) of people get into this career path younger, from 15-19 years old. Around 1.1% of people are still working in this job at 65 and over.

Hours Worked

Group Facilitators work an average of 38.7 hours a week which is 2.4 hours less than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Group Facilitators have a Certificate III/IV qualification (26.6%) or reached Bachelor level (22.3%). 81% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 19% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Group Facilitator Duties & Tasks

  • Facilitate group work
  • Encourage participation in groups for attendees
  • Run educational workshops that will help clients develop their skills
  • Monitor sessions to see where improvements can be made



*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.