1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    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

      111211 Corporate General Manager
      111212 Defence Force Senior Officer


    Alternative Title:
      Chief Operating Officer

    Plans, organises, directs, controls and reviews the day-to-day operations and major functions of a commercial, industrial, governmental or other organisation through departmental managers and subordinate executives.

    Skill Level: 1


      Assistant Commissioner (Police)
      Hospital Administrator
      Kaiwhakahaere (NZ)
      Managing Editor
      Trade Union Secretary


    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)

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