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Overview

Facilities Managers organise, control and coordinate the strategic and operational management of buildings and facilities in public and private organisations. They ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects of a facility, and create and sustain safe and productive environments for occupants.

Day-to-day

  • plans, organises, co-ordinates and oversees (generally through subordinate managers or supervisors) administrative and operational activities of a facility
  • co-ordinates the implementation of repairs, maintenance and renovations, as well as compiling reports on operating expenses and income
  • may hire other support staff.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

To become a Facilities Manager

  • You need relevant work experience to work as a Facilities Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate III in Business Administration

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Budgeting

  • Facility Management

  • Building Relationships

  • Planning

  • Project Management

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