How to become a Management Consultant

Management consultants provide advisory services to organisations (public, private and not-for-profit) regarding management problems, challenges and opportunities.

Personal requirements of a Management Consultant

  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Able to think logically and objectively
  • Organisational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Tactful and discrete
  • Interested in people, processes and resource management

Education & Training for a Management Consultant

To become a management consultant you usually have to complete a degree in commerce, business or business administration with a major in management, entrepreneurship or human resource management. You could also consider a course with a major in economics. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit If you wish to work in the manufacturing industry, degrees in industrial, manufacturing and production engineering may also be relevant.

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Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.3%

NSW 34.5%

NT 1.5%

QLD 18.7%

SA 6.5%

TAS 1.1%

VIC 25.8%

WA 10.7%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 77.1%

Female 23%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 4.7%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 17.1%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 12.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 30.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 29.6%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 9.3%

Above 35 years: 90.5%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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