111212 Defence Force Senior Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Defence Force Senior Officer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
LMT Protected Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


Alternative Titles:
Air Force Senior Officer
Army Senior Officer
Navy Senior Officer

Plans, organises, directs, controls and reviews the day-to-day operations and major functions of organisational units of the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces through subordinate officers.
Skill Level: 1
Air Chief Marshal (Air Force)
Air Commodore (Air Force)
Air Marshal (Air Force)
Air Vice Marshal (Air Force)
Group Captain (Air Force)
Wing Commander (Air Force)
Brigadier (Army)
Colonel (Army)
General (Army)
Lieutenant Colonel (Army)
Lieutenant General (Army)
Major General (Army)
Admiral (Navy)
Captain (Navy)
Commander (Navy)
Commodore (Navy)
Rear Admiral (Navy)
Vice Admiral (Navy)

ANZSCO Skill Level: 

1112 General Managers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
General Managers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


GENERAL MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and review the day-to-day operations and major functions of commercial, industrial, government and defence organisations through departmental managers and subordinate executives.
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:

planning policy, and setting standards and objectives for organisations
providing day-to-day direction and management of organisations, and directing and endorsing policy to fulfil objectives, achieve specific goals, and maximise profit and efficiency
assessing changing situations and responding accordingly by issuing commands and directives to subordinate staff
consulting with immediate subordinates and departmental heads on matters such as methods of operation, equipment requirements, finance, sales and human resources
authorising the funding of major policy implementation programs
representing the organisation at official occasions, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums, and liaising between areas of responsibility
preparing, or arranging for the preparation of, reports, budgets and forecasts, and presenting them to governing bodies
selecting and managing the performance of senior staff
may undertake responsibility for some or all of accounting, sales, marketing, human resources and other specialist operations

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
2 583.10
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 567.40
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
2 384.10