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Sports Administrator

Sports Administrators manage all kinds of different organisations. Their role consists of promoting their organisation’s sporting or recreational activities, seeking corporate sponsorship, and establishing rules and policies.

Where You Might Work

Due to the varying work Sports Admins do, they can end up in many different locations, including:

Key Responsibilities

The role of a Sports Admin will look different in every organisation. The most common responsibilities include: 

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

Most Sport Administration roles will require attributes such as: 

Salary: approx $58,500

Market Insights

2,400 employed.

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Full-time share of 77%.

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Female share of 41%.

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Average age of 37.

Market Insights

Retrieved from: Labour Market Insights

Salary: the average salary for a Sports Administrator in Australia is $58,500, according to


The course list provided includes options that involve both VET courses and tertiary education. It is important to consider which pathway would be the best option for you. 

CoursePotential Career OpportunitiesFurther QualificationsDuration and Number of elements/units
Bachelor of Business Management majoring in Sports Studies OR Bachelor of Sports Management

Opportunities within our industry include: 

  • Sales and marketing at sports clubs
  • Event management
  • Sport tourism

3 years full-time

6 years part-time

Certificate II, III, and IV in Sport, Aquatics, and Recreation (SIS40122)


(Not currently delivered by RTOs in Queensland)

  • Provides a pathway to any type of sport, aquatic or recreation organisation including commercial, not-for-profit, community and government organisations.

Certificate IV contains 17 units recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (8 core units, 9 elective units. 

Both the cert II and III will be covered in the content of the cert IV, so we recommend studying the cert IV to give yourself all 3 qualifications.


Additional Qualifications

Already qualified? Head to the Sportspeople jobs board for the best selection of positions currently available in the industry.

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