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Occupation description

Web administrators maintain and keep functioning properly internal and external websites and weblogs. They are also responsible for managing web servers. Web administrators interact with web developers, web designers, network and server technicians, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and company management.

Knowledge, skills and attributes

Successful web administrators are detail-oriented and work well with a variety of people. They must ensure that the content of websites and blogs under their supervision is legal, non-offensive and informative and provides good marketing value. Web administrators have excellent written communication and sound editing skills. They must know how to present information online for targeted groups of visitors.

Working conditions

As a web administrator, you will normally work between 35 and 40 hours a week. Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include evenings and weekends.

Entrance requirements and ongoing training and development

Generally, this role will require a bachelor degree. In some instances, relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The value of a career in the rail industry

For even more details on what you might earn, the diversity of companies you could work for and the career opportunities available, visit the following careers and training websites. Careers in Rail by the Australasian Railway Association; About the Rail Industry by Rail Skills Australasia and Rail Training by the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC).

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Career Path Flowchart

Typical career path for a web administrator