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Program or Project Administrators plan and undertake administration of organisational programs, special projects and support services.


  • advises senior management on matters requiring attention and implements their decisions
  • oversees work by contractors and reports on variations to work orders
  • prepares and reviews submissions and reports concerning the organisation's activities
  • collects and analyses data associated with projects undertaken, and reports on project outcomes
  • reviews and arranges new office accommodation.


  • stressful.

To become a Program and Project Administrator

  • You usually need relevant industry experience to work as a Program or Project Administrator. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as business and management, project management, engineering, ICT and accounting.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Project Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Planning

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Budgeting

  • Building Relationships

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