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      Alternative Title:
        Chief Executive Officer

      Determines, formulates and reviews the general policy program and the overall direction of an organisation within the framework established by a board of directors or similar governing body.

      Skill Level: 1


        Executive Director
        Secretary (Government Department) (Aus)

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Chief Executive or Managing Director is $ 139,601 for male employees and $ 136,601 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 48.8 Females: 48.8 Persons: 48.8
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 1111 Chief executives and managing directors - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Chief Executive Officer (Chief Executive or Managing Director)

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    489 Visa
    457 Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
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    189 Visa
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    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
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    Chief Executive or Managing Director
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    For 457 or 186 DE visa:
    Excludes positions have a nominated base salary of less than AUD$180,001 UNLESS they involve an intra-corporate transfer to which an international trade obligation applies.

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    Chief Executive or Managing Director job description, duties and education requirements


      CHIEF EXECUTIVES AND MANAGING DIRECTORS determine, formulate and review the general policy programs and the overall direction of organisations within the framework established by boards of directors and similar governing bodies.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Tasks Include:
      • determining objectives, strategies, policies and programs for organisations
      • providing overall direction and management to organisations
      • authorising material, human and financial resources to implement organisational policies and programs
      • monitoring and evaluating performance of organisations against organisational objectives and strategies
      • consulting with senior subordinate staff and reviewing recommendations and reports
      • preparing, or arranging for the preparation of, reports, budgets and forecasts and presenting them to governing bodies
      • representing the organisation at official occasions, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums, and liaising between areas of responsibility
      • selecting, or approving the selection of senior staff
      • ensuring the organisation complies with company laws and other relevant legislation


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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