WHAT IS A TEAM LEADER?

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What do I need to study to become a Team Leader?

Monarch Institute

Accelerate your career as a manager with this online Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015).

College Australia

Start a new career in the exciting and varied business world by studying this Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) course. 

College Australia

Start an exciting, hands-on career in health leadership with this online Certificate IV in Health Administration (HLT47315) course. 

College Australia

Grow your career prospects with this nationally recognised online Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) course.

The National Finance Institute

Develop leadership skills and carve out your own career path with this comprehensive online Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) from NFI.

Patrick Careers Academy

Build in-demand skills to turn your knack for solving problems into a rewarding career in business with this Diploma of Business (BSB50215) course from Patrick Careers Academy.

College Australia

Build practical new skills for a senior management role with this nationally recognised online Diploma of Business (BSB50215) course.

College Australia

Build in-demand skills and start your career in hospitality leadership with this online Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416) course. 

MCI Institute

The Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB51915) is an ideal course for those wishing to take their career to the next level and become leaders in the business world.

Monarch Institute

Work towards your career goals and develop broad-based professional skills with this online Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915).

Patrick Careers Academy

You're a problem-solver with big ideas. Turn it into an exciting career in leadership with this practical online Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) course from Patrick Careers Academy. 

College Australia

Turn your leadership skills into a rewarding new career with this online Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) course. 

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What is a Team Leader?

There are Team Leaders in almost every industry, from sales and marketing to design and production and, as such, the specific roles and duties differ slightly from company to company but the key aspects remain the same across the board.

Team Leaders provide instruction, guidance and direction to a specific subset of a company’s employees - their team - for the purpose of achieving a target or particular outcome. They monitor and manage progress and results as well as learning every team member’s strengths and motivations in order to best utilise each individual under their supervision.

Usually reporting to a manager, the Team Leader serves as the conduit between management and their team while often also working within the team as a member. They are also responsible for conflict resolution, motivation and establishing collective unity or team spirit within the group.

What do Team Leaders do?

  • Developing strategies and processes to enable a team to meet goals and targets
  • Providing training, support and guidance to team members
  • Communicating progress and results to management as well as clear instructions to team members
  • Resolving conflict within a team as well as managing members’ motivation.
  • Monitoring team performance and managing day-to-day operations.
  • Consulting with team members and management regarding methods of operation, targets and equipment requirements.

Career snapshot for Team Leader

  • The average age of working Team Leaders is 42.
  • 69.90% of Team Leaders are male.
  • 41.9 of Team Leaders work full-time and on average they work around 41.9 hours per week.
  • With A Certificate III or IV, Team Leaders get paid $1,375 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are average.
  • In 2015 records showed 46,100 employed Team Leaders.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be strong with employment numbers around 55,400 by 2020.
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