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Project manager

What is it like to be a Project manager?

Project managers have a complex and challenging role. They’re planners, problem solvers, strategic thinkers and born leaders. Project managers oversee projects through from start to finish, and can work in many different fields including construction, IT, engineering or business.

As a project manager, you’ll be responsible for the success of your projects and will lead your team to deliver project requirements, keep on schedule and overcome complexities. 

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows median weekly cash earnings for a construction manager, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.

Is it right for me? 

As a Project manager you’ll be a natural leader with other attributes including:

  • develop innovative solutions to complex problems
  • attention to detail
  • highly organised
  • ability to manage a team and delegate tasks

To be able to become a Project manager, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

Professional Accreditation

USQ is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) as a National Course Provider for project management education.

Master of Project Management - USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). A study of project management at USQ earns professional development units towards certification with PMI including towards the Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional (PMP) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


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