Office Manager 

As an office manager, you keep an office running. You organise resources, administrative systems and office staff. You may be involved in hiring staff, managing performance, and organising payroll, training and supervision.

You may also assign work and manage the lease or building maintenance. 



  • Office Work
  • Working with others 
  • Variety 

A typical day may involve:

  • planning office services and setting priorities
  • allocating staff, space and equipment
  • assigning work
  • managing records and accounts
  • liaising with professionals
  • managing physical facilities and maintaining equipment
  • complying with occupational health and safety regulations
  • complying with relevant government legislation, policies and procedures

It helps to be good at:

  • being organised 
  • communicating clearly 
  • using technology 
  • solving problems 
  • working calmly under pressure

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Diploma in Business Administration


You may be able to work in:

  • Construction
  • Administration 
  •  Government 
  • Professional Services 

Related Roles

  • Secretary 

  • Accounts Clerk 

  • Bookkeeper 


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