Contract, program and project administrators prepare submissions, oversee work undertaken by contractors, and submit reports on an organisation’s activities for programs, projects and contracts.

Where contract, program and project administrators are employed

Contract, program and project administrators work in public administration and safety, construction, professional, scientific and technical services.


Full-time contract, program and project administrators in South Australia generally earn more than $1,600 per week.

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Job prospects

In 2011 there were 4,784 people employed full-time as contract, program and project administrators in South Australia compared with 4,746 in 2006.

How to become one

To become a contract project or program administrator you usually have to complete a degree in commerce or business, or engineering or information technology with a major in project management. Degrees in social science, science and arts may also offer relevant specialisations.

To get into these courses you usually need to gain your South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). At school consider doing English and maths. Most universities in Australia offer degrees in these areas. 

For information on course admission requirements and how to apply to the universities and TAFE in South Australia visit the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Check South Australian universities at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia.

For information about Australian universities visit Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

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