1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2294-11 Management Consultant

Assists clients to achieve greater efficiency in a business or organisation and solve organisational problems in fields such as personnel, information systems, finance, research and general business strategy.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • assists and encourages the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and the efficient use of an organisation's resources
  • discusses business and organisational shortcomings with clients
  • analyses and evaluates current systems and structures
  • discusses current systems with staff and observes systems at all levels of organisation
  • directs clients towards more efficient organisation and develops solutions to organisational problems
  • plans the implementation of solutions
  • educates staff regarding changes and trains them to work with new systems
  • evaluates the change process and informs clients on progress in addressing project objectives
  • liaises with client on an ongoing basis, to maintain and develop the business relationship, ensure satisfaction with services provided, and identify opportunities for further consulting work
  • may assist with implementation of action endorsed by organisation's management, and periodically review impact of changes arising

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