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Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials


Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.


This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiating at sporting events to enforce rules
  • coordinating and directing sporting activities, and liaising with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport

Job Titles

  • Diving Instructor (Open Water)
  • Gymnastics Coach or Instructor
  • Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
  • Snowsport Instructor
  • Swimming Coach or Instructor
  • Tennis Coach
  • Other Sports Coach or Instructor
  • Dog or Horse Racing Official
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Umpire
  • Other Sports Official

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