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ANZSCO 149913 - Registered Migration Australia


A facilities manager organises, controls and coordinates the strategic and operational management of buildings and facilities in a public and private organisations to ensure the proper and efficient operation of all physical aspects of a facility, to create and sustain safe and productive environments for occupants. In Australia a facilities manager is a Skill Level 2 occupation.



Facilities Manager Alternative Title


  • Building Manager




  • Shopping Centre Manager



Facilities Manager Occupation Lists
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Group: 1499 Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers





Facilities Manager job description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a facilities manager in Australia is to organise, control, coordinate and maintain risk procedures across all assets, manage operational budget preparation, forecast and delivery of technical and maintenance advice, support the building facilities in teams and clients and stakeholders.


This unit group covers Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers not elsewhere classified. 
It includes Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operators, Cinema or Theatre Managers, Facilities Managers, Financial Institution Branch Managers and Equipment Hire Managers.


Skill Level

Most occupations in the facilities manager unit group (Group) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register 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. 


Registration or licensing in Australia may be required as a facilities manager.


Occupations within the Facilities Manager Group




Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same facilities manager group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.



English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.


Information regarding the International English Testing System (IELTS)



Assessment Authority


  • Facilities Manager is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services ), more info regarding assessment bodies


Visa Caveat


  • The following caveat applies to the Subclass 457 visa and ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream application:


    Caveat 14:

    The position:

    (a) is not located in a commercial building or shopping centre environment; or

    (b) predominantly involves managing the provision of only one particular service to a facility or managing one particular relationship.

    Example: Managing the cleaning contract for a facility but not other contracts relevant to the facility.


Average Income

The average salary for a Facilities Manager in Australia is $ 91,780 for male employees and $ 114,670 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 47.2 Females: 43.6 Persons: 46.1

Source: (Group 1499) Other hospitality retail and service managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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