Sports Administrators manage and promote sport and recreational activities, and develop related policies.

    Either extensive experience or a bachelor degree in sports management is needed to work as a Sports Administrator. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • Identifies and develops objectives, strategies and plans to achieve greater awareness of sport and maximise efficient use of an organisation's resources, including identifying potential improvements to systems, marketing and promotion.
    • Identifies formal standards and regulatory codes appropriate to a sports needs and assists with the completion of documentation.
    • Assists in the locating and hiring of coaches, umpires and other necessary officials.
    • Implements a record system to monitor the progress of new initiatives and activities.

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    • $2,259 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Sports Administrators

    • 2,400 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 37 years Average age
    • 41% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Sports Administrators (in their main job) grew moderately over 5 years:
    from 2,300 in 2011 to 2,400 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Sports Administrators work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Education and Training; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (77%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 41% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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 Services63.5
    Education and Training17.8
    Public Administration and Safety7.8
    Accommodation and Food Services3.4
    Other Industries7.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateSports AdministratorsAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.831.6
    VIC31.025.6
    QLD17.720.0
    SA6.77.0
    WA8.910.8
    TAS2.02.0
    NT1.41.0
    ACT3.61.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketSports AdministratorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.8-5.05.0
    20-249.6-9.39.3
    25-3430.2-22.922.9
    35-4423.1-22.022.0
    45-5419.0-21.621.6
    55-596.7-9.09.0
    60-645.0-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: 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 QualificationSports AdministratorsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate12.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree39.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV11.4-21.121.1
    Year 1217.6-18.118.1
    Year 112.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.4-12.512.5

    Either extensive experience or a bachelor degree in sports management is needed to work as a Sports Administrator. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

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    1. Customer and personal service

      70% Skill level

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

    2. Education and training

      56% Skill level

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

    3. Psychology

      54% Skill level

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

    4. Clerical

      54% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    5. English language

      51% Skill level

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

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-9032.00 - Recreation Workers.

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

    1. Face-to-face discussions

      98% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Telephone

      89% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Contact with people

      89% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    4. Teamwork

      88% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

      84% Important

      Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

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