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ANZSCO 511111 - Registered Migration Australia


A contract administrator prepares, interprets, maintains, reviews and negotiates variations to contracts on behalf of an organisation. A contract administrator in Australia is classified as a Skill Level 2 occupation.



Contract Administrator Alternative Title


  • Contract Officer




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Group: 5111 Contract, Program and Project Administrators





Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a contract administrator in Australia is to plan and undertake administration of contracts, organisational programs, special projects and support services.




  • developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to contracts, programs, projects and services
  • responding to inquiries and resolving problems concerning contracts, programs, projects, services provided, and persons affected
  • managing paperwork associated with contracts, 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
  • reviewing and arranging new office accommodation



Skill Level

Most occupations in the contract administrator unit group (Group 5111) 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.



Occupations within the Contract Administrator Group




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



English Requirement for a Contract Administrator


  • 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.




Visa Caveat


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


    Caveat 1

    The position does not require a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.



Assessment Authority


  • Contract Administrator is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more information regarding assessment bodies



Average Income

The average salary for a Contract Administrator in Australia is $ 93,653 for male employees and $ 63,615 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 42.1 Females: 42.9 Persons: 42.6


Source: (Group 5111) Contract program and project administrators - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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