Unit Group

5122 Practice Managers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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5122 Practice Managers

Practice Managers organise and control the functions and resources of professional practices such as administrative systems and practice personnel.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advance Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • contributing to the planning and review of office services, and setting priorities and office service standards
  • allocating human resources, space and equipment
  • assigning work to and monitoring work performance of staff
  • managing records and accounts of the practice
  • liaising with Professionals to coordinate practice business and to facilitate resolution of problems
  • ensuring office equipment and supplies are maintained
  • ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • ensuring work complies with relevant government legislation, policies and procedures
  • coordinating personnel activities such as hiring, promotions, performance management, payroll, training and supervision


  • 512211 Health Practice Manager
  • 512299 Practice Managers nec

512211 Health Practice Manager

Organises and controls the functions and resources of a health practice such as administrative systems and practice personnel.

Skill Level: 2


  • Chiropractic Practice Manager
  • Dental Practice Manager
  • Medical Practice Manager
  • Physiotherapy Practice Manager

512299 Practice Managers nec

This occupation group covers Practice Managers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Accounting Practice Manager
  • Architectural Practice Manager
  • Legal Practice Manager
  • Veterinary Practice Manager
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