Recreation Officer

Also known as Recreation Adviser.
Plans, organises and coordinates recreation facilities and programs through organisations such as local governments, schools, church bodies and youth organisations.
Training time 10 - 18 months
Average pay $42,531
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 400

What does a Recreation Officer do?

  • researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
  • developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
  • evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
  • identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
  • organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
  • providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
  • assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
Diploma of Leisure and Health
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