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Sports Development Officer Courses

A Sports Development Officer promotes participation in a particular sport or activity. You might conduct sessions for the community to attend or work with sporting clubs to improve member numbers and retention. Sports Development Officers may focus on skills development, general participation or higher level player abilities. You might provide specialised coaching for experienced participants.

Sports Development Officers should have strong technical skills in their chosen activity and be passionate about promoting it in the community. You’ll need to be a good communicator and have excellent interpersonal skills. Sports Development Officers should be physically fit and able to demonstrate a range of techniques.

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Popular Sports Development Officer Courses

There are 11 courses available for people who want to become a Sports Development Officer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Sports Development Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Sports Development Officer generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 Sports Development Officer?

The number of people working in this field has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 1,100 people employed as a Sports Development Officer in Australia and this number has remained the same over the last five years. Sports Development Officers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Sports Development Officer?

If a career as a Sports Development Officer interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Sport Development. You’ll learn to deliver sport and recreation programs and cover topics such as risk management and volunteer recruitment. A Diploma of Sport Development or a Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management may also be suitable.

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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.