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To apply under NOC-0421 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Administrators – post-secondary education.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Administrators – post-secondary education perform some or all of the following duties:

Faculty administrators

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate academic and related activities of a college or university faculty
    • Recommend and approve faculty appointments
    • Recommend curriculum revisions and additions and approve scheduling of courses
    • Direct, through subordinate staff, activities such as research and curriculum development
    • Plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services and equipment
    • Advise president or rector of university or college
    • Participate in activities of various faculty and college committees.


    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the registration activities and academic records system of a college or university
    • Review registration statistics and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies
    • Direct activities of staff and others engaged in compiling information on courses, schedules and requirements for admission and graduation.

Administrators of vocational training schools

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a private college or institute specializing in trades, technology or business
    • Develop curriculum for training programs
    • Consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure conformance to provincial standards
    • Plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services and equipment
    • May recruit and hire teachers and other staff
    • May teach.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Administrators – post-secondary education. 

NOC 0421 – Administrators – post-secondary education: example titles.

  • administrator, education programs
  • administrator, vocational school
  • admissions director – post-secondary education
  • adult education dean
  • assistant dean – college or university
  • associate registrar
  • business college director
  • business school director
  • business school principal
  • centre assistant manager – hotel school
  • college director – post-secondary education
  • college registrar
  • community college dean
  • computer technology school director
  • co-ordinator, field teaching
  • dean – university or college
  • dean of adult education
  • dean of graduate studies
  • dean of science
  • dean of student activities
  • dean of technical and technological programs
  • dean, adult education
  • dean, community college
  • dean, faculty of arts
  • dean, faculty of science
  • dean, graduate studies
  • dean, school of nursing
  • dean, school of technology
  • dean, student activities
  • director of admissions – post-secondary education
  • director of research – university or college
  • director of student affairs
  • director of studies – college
  • director, business college
  • director, business school
  • director, computer technology school
  • director, private vocational school
  • director, school of nursing
  • director, school of technology
  • director, secretarial college
  • director, technical school
  • director, trade school
  • director, training institute
  • director, vocational school
  • education programs administrator
  • faculty administrator
  • faculty of arts dean
  • fashion school general manager
  • field teaching co-ordinator
  • flying school manager
  • graduate studies dean
  • manager, aviation school
  • manager, business school
  • manager, language school
  • manager, school of technology
  • manager, technical school
  • manager, trade school
  • pedagogical co-ordinator
  • principal, business school
  • private vocational school director
  • program co-ordinator – post-secondary education
  • provost – university
  • registrar – college or university
  • registrar, community college
  • research administrator – university or college
  • research director – university or college
  • school of nursing director
  • school of technology director
  • school of technology manager
  • science dean
  • secretarial college director
  • student activities dean
  • student affairs director
  • technical school director
  • technical school manager
  • tourism and hotel school manager
  • trade school director
  • training institute director
  • university registrar
  • vice-president – college or university
  • vocational school administrator
  • vocational school director
  • vocational school manager

Employment Requirements

  • Faculty administrators require a graduate degree in a field related to the academic faculty and Several years of experience as a university professor or college teacher.
  • Registrars require an undergraduate degree in business administration or a related field and Several years of experience in registration administration.
  • Administrators of vocational training schools usually require an undergraduate degree in business administration or Expertise and certification in a subject of instruction.

Additional Information

  • There is no mobility among the various types of administrators in this group.
  • Progression to some senior management positions in education is possible with experience.


  • Administrators of non-vocational training schools, such as driving schools (in 0651 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.)
  • College and other vocational instructors (4021)
  • College rectors (in 0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (0422)
  • University presidents (in 0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)
  • University professors and lecturers (4011)

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