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Sport and Recreation Officer Courses

A Sport and Recreation Officer coordinates activities, events and programs within the community. You might organise events for the general public or target a particular group such as older residents or children. Sport and Recreation Officers might attempt to improve physical activity in the community or promote a particular sport or activity. You might advertise events, coordinate activities on the day and help visitors to participate safely.

Sport and Recreation Officers should be passionate about their activities and enjoy interacting with people from a range of backgrounds. Communication skills are essential and you’ll need to be able to work as part of a team. Sport and Recreation Officers should have excellent time management skills and be highly organised.

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Popular Sport and Recreation Officer Courses

There are 8 courses available for people who want to become a Sport and Recreation Officer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Sport and Recreation Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Sport and Recreation Officer generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Sport and Recreation Officer?

This industry has seen stable employment figures in recent years. There are currently 1,800 people working as a Sport and Recreation Officer in Australia and this number has remained the same over the last five years. Sport and Recreation Officers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Sport and Recreation Officer?

If a career as a Sport and Recreation Officer interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. This course will give you the skills to plan and deliver sport and recreation sessions in a range of settings. You’ll be able to choose electives to suit your career plans such as administration, coaching or events. A Certificate III in Sport and Recreation or a Certificate IV in Sports Coaching may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within community recreation. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.