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Sports Development Officer

Promotes sports and skills development, and oversees the participation of young people and other special groups in sport. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiating at sporting events to enforce rules
Job prospects for Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials in Victoria

Occupations in the Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials group include Diving Instructor (Open Water), Dog or Horse Racing Official, Gymnastics Coach or Instructor, Horse Riding Coach or Instructor, Other Sports Coach or Instructor, Other Sports Official, Snowsport Instructor, Sports Development Officer, Sports Umpire, Swimming Coach or Instructor and Tennis Coach.

Employment prospects
There are currently 12,200 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,621.40

Hourly earnings
$43.20

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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