Program and project administrator Vetassess Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of a Program and project administrator Vetassess Skills Assessment?


Occupation Description

Program or Project Administrators plan and undertake the administration of organisational programs, special projects and support services

Alternative Titles for Vetassess skills assessment

  • Project Co-ordinator

Occupations not considered

under this ANZSCO code:

  • Administrative positions which are only clerical/secretarial in nature
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Generalist management roles which are not concerned with the administration of a particular program or projects
  • Office Managers


This occupation requires

A qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

If the qualification is in a highly relevant field to the occupation, then at least one year of highly relevant post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level, complete in the last five years is required.

If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in the last five years is required. This is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF Certificate IV level in a highly relevant field.

If employment is pre-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment within the past five years.

A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment Outcome.

What’s the requirement for Qualification

AQF Diploma or higher

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Project Management

Qualifications in certain Business fields may be accepted on a case-by-case basis if the study contains sufficient subjects in Project Management.

Other fields of study may be considered on a case-by-case basis if they are highly relevant to the industry or sector in which the applicant has project management experience.

What’s the requirement for Employment

Highly relevant tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to programs, projects and services
  • responding to inquiries and resolving problems concerning programs, projects, services provided, and persons affected
  • managing paperwork associated with programs, projects and services provided
  • working with Project Managers, Architects, Engineering Professionals, owners and others to ensure that goals are met
  • advising senior management on matters requiring attention and implementing their decisions
  • overseeing work by contractors and reporting on variations to work orders
  • preparing and reviewing submissions and reports concerning the organisation’s activities
  • collecting and analysing data associated with projects undertaken, and reporting on project outcomes

Employment context

Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):

  • Consulting firm
  • Engineering or construction business
  • Education or training providers
  • Government authority
  • Corporate organisation
  • Non-for-profit organisation
  • Multiple sectors: Health, Education, IT, Environment, Community Development etc

Employment information

It is important to note that the Program or Project Administrator is usually the person responsible for managing programs and projects primarily from administrative and leadership perspectives, as opposed to supporting programs and projects from a technical point of view.

Again, the primary purpose of their role is to ensure programs and projects are delivered as per set scope, budget and timeframe, which is accomplished through coordinating and controlling the program and project schedules, budgets, resources, etc.


  • A project is a unique, temporary, multi-disciplinary and organised endeavour designed to deliver agreed outcomes and requirements, and within predefined constraints. Project management typically involves personnel from project management practitioners up to senior project managers and project directors.
  • A program is a temporary organisation of interrelated projects managed in a coordinated way to enable the implementation of complex change and the realisation of strategic benefits. Program management typically involves project directors or program managers

Supporting material for assessment

Applicants nominating this occupation are required to provide:

  • An Organisational Chart
  • A list of project examples

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