Career Guides

Recreation Officers

Recreation Officers plan events and recreational activities for an organisation or community. They organise and curate events such as community functions, hobby classes, sporting competitions, art projects, and free fitness sessions.

Where you Might Work

Recreation officers can work out of a multitude of locations, including: 

Key Responsibilities

Recreation officers have responsibilities that give them the opportunity to make their community a more exciting place to live. These responsibilities could include: 

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

Good Recreation Officers have attributes and skills such as: 

Salary: ranges between $65,000 and $75,000

Market Insights

1,800 employed.

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53% full-time share

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62% female share

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Average age of 38

Market Insights

Retrieved from: Labour Market Insights

Salary: The average full-time salary for a recreation officer ranges between $65,000 and $75,000, according to


CoursePotential Career OutcomesFurther QualificationsCourse Duration or number and elements/units
Certificate III and/or 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.Bronze Medallion to work in and around controlled bodies of water (pools)

Cert III requires 15 units to be completed, including 6 core units and 9 electives.

Cert IV requires 17 units to be completed, including 8 core and 9 electives.


Additional Training

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