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Sports Facility Manager Courses

A Sports Facility Manager oversees the daily running of a sports centre. You might cater for a range of sports such as indoor cricket and indoor netball, or you might handle only certain activities such as swimming. A Sports Facility Manager, or Sports Centre Manager, might organise activities such as competitions or open days. You’ll ensure the facility meets all safety standards and make sure staff are properly trained.

Sports Facility Managers should be organised and able to handle several tasks at once. You’ll need to be able to manage your time and prioritise your tasks. Sports Facility Managers should be able to communicate with customers and staff and work with people from a range of backgrounds.

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Popular Sports Facility Manager Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Sports Facility Manager.

SIS50115
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Sports Facility Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Sports Facility Manager generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 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 Facility Manager?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 4,200 people employed as a Sports Facility Manager in Australia compared to 3,600 five years ago. Sports Facility Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Sports Facility Manager?

If a career as a Sports Facility Manager interests you, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management. You’ll cover topics including managing staff, risk management, organising on-site events, coordinating facility management and obtaining sponsorship.

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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.