Sports Development Officer

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

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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.

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Sports Development Officer

    • You usually need a formal qualification in sport development, sports science or sport and recreation to work as a Sports Development Officer. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

      Take a Certificate IV in Sport Development

    Skills employers are looking for

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