How to become a Transport Administrator

Transport administrators plan, organise and control the operational activities of road, rail, air and water transport.

Personal requirements of a Transport Administrator

  • Good managerial and organisational skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills

Education & Training for a Transport Administrator

To become a transport administrator you usually have to complete a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. You can also become a transport administrator through a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have a business or commerce degree with a major in logistics, supply chain management or a related field. 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

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0.9%

NSW 22.4%

NT 1.1%

QLD 32.2%

SA 6.8%

TAS 3.5%

VIC 26.8%

WA 6.2%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 84.1%

Female 16%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 11.1%

Not completed Year 12: 23%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 32.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 17%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 8.1%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 8.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 18.9%

Above 35 years: 82.8%

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

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