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SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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Overview

Sports Development Officers promote sports and skills development and oversee the participation of young people and other special groups in sport.

Snapshot

FUTURE GROWTH – STRONG
WEEKLY EARNINGS – N/A
FULL-TIME SHARE – 65%
FEMALE SHARE – 33%

Key Responsibilities

  • Coaches, trains and instructs sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities.
  • Plans and directs game strategies, develops play patterns and analyses game progress.
  • Motivates Sportspersons and supervises practice sessions.
  • Recruits players and other coaching staff.
  • Arranges entries into sporting competitions.
  • Promotes sports and skills development as well as overseeing the participation of young people in sport.
  • Officiates at sporting events to enforce rules and regulations, liaising with other officials when necessary.
  • Co-ordinates and directs swimming activities.

Education, Training and Skills Pathways

  • You usually need a formal qualification in sport development, sports science or sport and recreation.  University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.  
  • Qualifications include: Bachelor of Sport Development, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Diploma of Sport Development, Diploma of Sport, Certificate IV in Sport Development.

Jobs Boards

https://www.sportspeople.com.au/

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