You don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to join the space industry. It takes all sorts of people to run a space organisation. Read more about business and management roles in the space industry.

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The Rundown

What do business and management roles do?

Support staff are the glue that holds a company together, and the space industry is no different. However, it has the added excitement of working with some of the latest scientific and technological advances.

Human resources professionals find and hire the best people for the team. Reception staff welcome visitors and direct phone calls to the right person.

Office managers organise the flow of mail and deliveries and maintain office supplies. Administration and research staff file and manage paperwork, write reports and do research. Accountants and bookkeepers keep an eye on income and expenses and provide financial reports.

IT staff keep the computer systems running and troubleshoot problems. Executive assistants help senior managers organise their days and stay on track with meetings and other tasks.

What you’ll need to know and do

There are plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in working in the space industry. The only limit is your imagination!

Your study pathway

TAFE courses or degrees in the following study areas may be relevant to a business support role:

  • accounting
  • business
  • commerce
  • human resources management
  • information technology.

Almost all universities in Australia offer degrees in these areas. Visit individual university websites for more information.

Key resources

Our key space career job roles and study pathways information is packaged up into downloadable PDFs that students, teachers or parents can easily browse through and keep as a handy reference.

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Careers in space booklet

Our space career booklet covers all the space careers we talk about online, and can be downloaded by students, teachers or parents to read, share or use in the classroom.


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