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  • Skilled Occupation MANAGERS Specialist Managers > Miscellaneous Specialist Managers Commissioned Officers (Management) Commissioned Defence Force Officer


      Provides high level management to support the running of an organisational unit within the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.

      This occupation includes the following ranks:
      Air Force: Flight Lieutenant, Flying Officer, Pilot Officer, Squadron Leader
      Army: Captain, Lieutenant, Major, Second Lieutenant
      Navy: Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant

      This occupation excludes Commissioned Defence Force Officers performing duties for which there is a civilian equivalent. These officers are included with the civilian occupation, for example, Nursing Officers are included in Unit Group 2544 Registered Nurses, in Occupation 254499 Registered Nurses nec.

      Skill Level: 1


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    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Commissioned Defence Force Officer is $ 150,193 per year.
    Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 50.5
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 1391 Commissioned officers (management) - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Commissioned Defence Force Officer job description, duties and education requirements


      COMMISSIONED OFFICERS (MANAGEMENT) provide high level management to support the running of organisational, geographical and operational units and sections within the defence forces and fire and police services.

      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:
      • establishing administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment
      • making policy decisions and accepting responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures
      • establishing lines of control and delegating responsibilities to subordinate staff
      • representing the organisation in dealings with other organisations and the public
      • controlling the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
      • controlling the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organisation
      • preparing budgets and other management plans
      • preparing reports, authorising the release of information, and handling public relations activities


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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