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

    Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as an Amusement, Fitness or Sports Centre Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in business management, sport or fitness might be helpful.

    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

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    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 15,700 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 36 years Average age
    • 44% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
    from 15,700 in 2018 to 18,200 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 12,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,400 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Education and Training; and Accommodation and Food Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 44% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20088800
    20096100
    201010400
    201112900
    20126500
    201311400
    201410500
    201514200
    201613400
    201715000
    201815700
    202318200

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Arts and Recreation Services61.8
    Education and Training11.3
    Accommodation and Food Services6.6
    Other Services6.4
    Other Industries13.9

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, 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
    NSW29.231.6
    VIC28.125.6
    QLD20.120.0
    SA6.07.0
    WA12.310.8
    TAS1.42.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT2.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, 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
    15-193.2-5.05.0
    20-2411.6-9.39.3
    25-3430.8-22.922.9
    35-4423.5-22.022.0
    45-5418.4-21.621.6
    55-596.1-9.09.0
    60-643.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.9-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationAmusement, Fitness and Sports Centre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate5.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree23.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma17.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV22.8-21.121.1
    Year 1221.5-18.118.1
    Year 113.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below6.6-12.512.5

    Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as an Amusement, Fitness or Sports Centre Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in business management, sport or fitness might be helpful.

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    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.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and Training

      70% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      68% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Sales and Marketing

      62% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    4. Psychology

      61% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. English Language

      60% Skill level

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

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic Mail

      98% Important

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    2. Telephone

      97% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      95% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Contact With Others

      91% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      90% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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