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SPORTSPERSON

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Overview

Sportspersons participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.

Job titles include: Footballer, Golfer, Jockey, Lifeguard, Sportsperson, Athlete, Cricketer, Cyclist, Racing Driver, Surfer, Tennis Player, Australian Rules Footballer, Rugby League Footballer, Rugby Union Footballer, Soccer Player, Jockey

Snapshot

FUTURE GROWTH – STRONG
WEEKLY EARNINGS – $1,548
FULL-TIME SHARE – 39%
FEMALE SHARE – 25%

Key Responsibilities

  • maintaining a high degree of expertise in a particular sport
  • attending regular practice sessions and undertaking private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
  • deciding on strategies in consultation with coaches
  • assessing other competitors and conditions at venues
  • competing in sporting events
  • adhering to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport
  • promoting water safety awareness and undertaking rescue of persons in difficulty in the water
  • undertaking sports promotional activities and television appearances.

Education, Training and Skills Pathways

  • Advanced skill in your chosen sporting field is needed to work as a Sportsperson.
  • Qualifications include: Certificate II and III in Sport – Developing Athlete and Certificate III in Sport – Athlete

Other requirements

  • Licensing or registration required

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Fitness Instructors direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in the pursuit of physical fitness and wellbeing.

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Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events.

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

Assistance and Support for Organisations and Clubs


We aim to make it easier to run local fitness, sport and recreation organisations and clubs. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance provides free one-on-one advice on how to apply for and win grants, free access to club management templates and tools, fact sheets, videos, legal information, advice on staffing and volunteer matters and subsidised Strategic and Business Planning audits and workshops.

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