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Sportspersons participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.
Plays football professionally in competitions. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Australian Rules Footballer, Rugby League Footballer, Rugby Union Footballer, Soccer Player
Plays golf professionally in tournaments or as a resident professional, and organises golf-related activities. Registration or licensing is required.
Rides horses in competitive races, race trials, and in exercise. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Apprentice Jockey, Steeplechase Jockey
Looks after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety. Registration or licensing is required.
Includes Athlete, Cricketer, Cyclist, Racing Driver, Surfer, Tennis Player
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 medium sized occupation employing 13,600 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 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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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, is usually needed. Even with a qualification, further on-the-job training is needed. A high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment is important. Registration or licensing may be required.
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 Sportspersons who are motivated, have a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
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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.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Doing things that use of your arms and legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.