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Area Manager Courses

An Area Manager oversees operations in a particular geographic area of a business. You might lead a team across several stores or branches and ensure all operations are running effectively. Area Managers may look at profits and finances as well as deal with staffing and customer service issues. You might handle any major problems that arise within your designated area.

Area Managers should be organised and able to handle several tasks at once. It’s important that you have strong personal skills and excellent leadership abilities. Area Managers must be good problem solvers and be able to communicate with people from a range of backgrounds.

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Popular Area Manager Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Area Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Area Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Area Manager generally earns $1,550 per week ($80,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Area Manager?

There has been a decrease in the number of people working in this field over the last five years. There are currently 43,900 people employed in this sector in Australia and many of them specialise as an Area Manager. Area Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Area Manager?

A Certificate III in Business is an excellent qualification if you’re planning a career as an Area Manager. This course will develop your communication and teamwork skills and prepare you for a range of business roles. You’ll be able to specialise in an area of interest including business competence, customer service or teamwork and relationships. A Certificate IV in Business or a Certificate IV in Retail Management may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within retail operations. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.