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Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events.
Trains and instructs recreational or commercial open water divers in diving techniques, safety and the correct use of diving equipment. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Dive Master, Scuba Instructor, Snorkelling Instructor, Surface Supply Breathing Apparatus (SSBA) Instructor
Coaches gymnastics. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Callisthenics Instructor, Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach
Coaches horse riding. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Dressage Instructor, Polo Coach, Show Jumping Instructor
Coaches snow skiing, snowboarding or other snowsports. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Skiing Instructor, Snowboarding Instructor
Coaches swimming. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Diving Coach, Learn to Swim Instructor
Coaches tennis. Registration or licensing is required.
Coaches other sports. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Basketball Coach, Cricket Coach, Football Coach, Martial Arts Instructor, Sports Trainer, Windsurfing Instructor
Coordinates and directs horse or dog racing activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce racing rules and regulations. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Handicapper (Racing)
Promotes sports and skills development, and oversees the participation of young people and other special groups in sport. Registration or licensing is required.
Officiates at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Linesperson (Sport)
Coordinates and directs sporting activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce sporting rules and regulations. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Timekeeper (Sports)
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 45,300 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
Most occupations in this group require a Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Sports Development Officers usually need an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience. Around one in three workers have Year 12 as their highest education level. Registration or licensing is required for most of these occupations.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials who are reliable, caring, compassionate and empathetic, with the ability to provide good customer service.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Teaching and course design.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Doing things that use of your arms and legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping others to improve.
Identifying the educational needs of others, developing training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.