Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers organise, control and promote the activities, facilities and resources of amusement, fitness and sports centres.

A skill level equal to an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed.

Tasks

  • planning and organising the range and mix of entertainment, attractions, amusement machines and fitness programs to be offered by the centre
  • organising publicity to promote facilities and attract clients
  • scheduling games and competitions
  • selecting, training and supervising staff
  • ensuring facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards
  • may undertake coaching, fitness instruction and training of clients
  • may plan and organise catering facilities

Job Titles

  • Amusement or Entertainment Centre Manager
  • Fitness Centre Manager
  • Sports Centre Manager
  • Amusement or Entertainment Centre Manager

    Manages an amusement centre, showground or theme park.

    Specialisations: Bridge Club Manager, Fairground Operator, Video Arcade Manager

  • Fitness Centre Manager

    Manages a fitness centre. May coach, instruct and train clients.

  • Sports Centre Manager

    Manages a sports centre.

    Specialisations: Aquatic Centre Manager, Golf Course Manager, Indoor Sports Centre Manager, Squash Centre Manager, Stadium Manager, Ten Pin Bowling Centre Manager, Tennis Centre Manager

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    $1,000 Before Tax
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Associate Degree or Diploma
  • Employment Size

    15100
  • Unemployment

    below average
  • Male Share

    55.7%
  • Female Share

    44.3%
  • Full-Time Share

    80.4%

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This is a medium sized occupation employing 15,100 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 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • While there are jobs in many parts of Australia, Victoria has a large share of Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers.
  • They mainly work in: Arts and Recreation Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Education and Training.
  • Full-time work is common. Full-time workers, on average, work 44.4 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • Average earnings for full-time workers are around $1,000 per week (below the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • The average age is 37 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Around 6 in 10 workers are male.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was below average.

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.
YearNumber of Workers
20059000
20067600
20078300
20087400
20098300
201012200
20118200
20129200
201310700
201411900
201515100
202018200

Weekly Earnings

Full-time Earnings

All Jobs Average

Weekly Earnings (before tax)

Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
EarningsAmusement, Fitness and Sports Centre ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings10001230

Hours

Weekly Hours Worked

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Hours actually worked by people who usually work full-time, and share of employment by full-time and part-time status, for this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryAmusement, Fitness and Sports Centre ManagersAll Jobs Average
Full-time80.468.4
Part-time19.631.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)44.440

Main Industries

Top Industries

Main Employing Industries (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Arts and Recreation Services72.8
Accommodation and Food Services9.6
Education and Training6
Other Services4.8
Other Industries6.8

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateAmusement, Fitness and Sports Centre ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW29.531.8
VIC37.225.5
QLD17.919.8
SA3.96.8
WA7.311.2
TAS22
NT0.61.1
ACT1.71.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketAmusement, Fitness and Sports Centre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.9-5.45.4
20-2413.8-9.99.9
25-3426.9-23.423.4
35-4429.6-21.721.7
45-5414.3-21.121.1
55-597.3-8.78.7
60-643.9-5.95.9
65 and Over3.3-3.83.8

Gender

Male Share

Female Share

Gender (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Male and female share of employment in this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryAmusement, Fitness and Sports Centre ManagersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males55.7Males53.6
Females44.3Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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A skill level equal to an Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed.

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 Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers who can provide good customer service, have strong people skills, and are well organised and presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

Knowledge

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    86% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. English Language

    78% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Administration and Management

    78% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  4. Education and Training

    76% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  5. Psychology

    72% Important

    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.

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Activities

The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Building Good Relationships

    92% Important

    Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

  2. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    88% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  3. Coaching and Developing Others

    82% Important

    Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping others to improve.

  4. Getting Information

    82% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Training and Teaching Others

    82% Important

    Identifying the educational needs of others, developing training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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