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Sports Centre Manager

Sports Centre Managers organise, control, and promote the activities, facilities, and resources of a sports centre.

Where you Might Work

Being a Sports Centre Manager gives jobseekers a chance to work in their sport of choice. For example, those who love golf could become golf course managers, while others who may enjoy tennis could be tennis club managers. Other places of work could include: 

Key Responsibilities

Sports Centre Managers will undergo different tasks every day. Some recurring jobs may include:

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

Sports Centre Managers have a hands-on role that requires them to be a noticeable figurehead inside a facility while also getting work done behind the scenes in their offices. This requires them to have attributes such as: 

Salary: average $65,000,

Market Insights

18,700 employed.

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Full-time share of 63%.

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Female share of 44%.

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Average age of 36.

Market Insights

Retrieved from: Labour Market Insights

Salary: the average salary for a Sports Centre Manager in Australia is $65,000, according to


The course list is a good starting point if you are pursuing a career in Sports Centre Management. It is important to know that industry and management experience are normally the main deciding factors when employers are looking to fill a management position. As you continue your study, make sure to find opportunities through internships and placements. This experience will make you more employable for the future.


Potential Career Opportunities

Further Qualifications

Duration and Number of elements/units

Bachelor of Business Management

This bachelor’s degree can provide students with the skills and experience to thrive in any business setting.

Students can undergo an honours year for further training or go back to university in the future to complete a master’s course.

3 years full-time

6 years part-time

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

Specialisations can be made to the course so participants can train for occupations such as administration roles and service officer roles.


Contains 17 units recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (8 core units, 9 elective units)

Diploma of Sport, Aquatics, and Recreation Management (SIS50122)

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


Course Length: 1 year

Contains 17 core units recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (7 core units, 10 elective units)


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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