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1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Health and Welfare Services Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services. Nurse Managers are excluded from this unit group.

Nurse Managers are included in Unit Group 2543 Nurse Managers.

    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 and at least five years of relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organisation or centre
    • developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
    • coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
    • monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training and other community facilities and centres
    • controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
    • liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination
    • advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
    • representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
    • controlling selection, training and supervision of staff

    Occupations:

    • 134211 Medical Administrator / Medical Superintendent
    • 134212 Nursing Clinical Director
    • 134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager
    • 134214 Welfare Centre Manager
    • 134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers nec

    134211 Medical Administrator / Medical Superintendent

    Alternative Title:

    • Medical Manager

    Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates medical programs and clinical services in a hospital or other health service facility, maintains standards of medical care, provides leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled medical workforce, and contributes to health service planning.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

    • Director of Clinical Services
    • Director of Medical Services

    134212 Nursing Clinical Director

    Alternative Titles:

    • Director of Nursing
    • Senior Nurse Manager

    Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates nursing programs and clinical services in a hospital, aged care or other health service facility, maintains standards of nursing care, provides leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled nursing and midwifery workforce, and contributes to health service planning. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

    • Assistant Director of Nursing
    • Deputy Director of Nursing
    • Executive Director of Nursing

    134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager

    Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates a primary health organisation that provides a broad range of out-of-hospital health services.

    Skill Level: 1

    134214 Welfare Centre Manager

    Alternative Title:

    • Welfare Project Manager

    Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates a centre, program or project concerned with social welfare support.

    Skill Level: 1

    134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers nec

    This occupation group covers Health and Welfare Services Managers not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

    • Director of Pharmacy
    • Director of Physiotherapy Services
    • Director of Speech Pathology
    • Disability Services Program Manager
    • Manager of Allied Health Services