Business development managers identify, plan, and coordinate research and development activities to enhance the business' goods and services. They actively seek opportunities to improve and promote these offerings to both commercial and Defence clients.

Other Occupation Titles

Sales manager
Commercial manager
Partnership manager

Skilling opportunities

This skill set provides focused and specific training to develop your skills, knowledge and expertise in a particular area. It may contribute to the completion of a VET qualification in a related field.

VET pathways

These qualifications provide pathways to higher education and achieving your desired occupation.

  • BSB40320 – Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business
  • BSB50120 – Diploma of Business
  • BSB50820 – Diploma of Project Management

Find these on the course list. 

Tertiary pathways

To become a business development manager, you usually need to study a Bachelor or higher in:

  • Business
  • Commerce

Indicative salary range

Low end – $160,000
High end – $220,000

Source: Kinexus Defence Industry Insights Tenth Edition.

Low end salary is based on positions with 1–3 years of experience, and High End salary is based on 15 - 20 years of experience.

Total Salary Package = Full-time annual equivalent of base salary or rate plus statutory superannuation and any other remuneration applicable to the role (before tax).

Salaries may vary based on scope and level of responsibility. Certain occupations may experience higher total salaries than listed due to receiving bonus or commission payments.

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