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Sports Manager Courses

Sports Managers are business professionals who organise, manage, and administrate sporting facilities, sports events, professional athletes and sports teams. They ensure profitability, compliance, and safety as well as a consistent calendar of competitive events and promotional opportunities for their clients.

As a Sports Manager you could be organising a state hockey competition, managing a football stadium including associated ticketing and retail outlets, representing a professional runner and arranging competition entries, negotiating sponsorship opportunities for a women’s soccer team, or managing the operations of a large rugby league football club.

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There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Sports Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sports Managers earn?

Salaries for Sports Managers in Australia start at $80,000 per annum and increase alongside your skills, qualifications, and professional profile. Increase your earning capacity by gaining complementary qualifications in business administration, sports and exercise science, marketing, and psychology.

What are the job opportunities for Sports Managers?

There are no clear employment figures for Sports Managers working in Australia right now. They are employed by professional athletes and sporting teams, gymnasiums, sports centres, healthcare organisations, government agencies, universities and academic institutions. Some Sports Managers work as independent consultants.

How do I become a Sports Manager?

Sports Managers need to be passionate about sport and have a thorough understanding of sports law, marketing fundamentals, and business administration. Launch your career with the Bachelor of Business (Sports Management), Bachelor of Arts (Sports Studies), or Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management. As your career progresses, consider the Master of Business Administration (Sport Management).

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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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.