Sport & Recreation

Turn your active lifestyle into a career

Career facts

  • There are 22,800 fitness instructors, 11,500 fitness and sport centre management, 9,500 sportspersons and 27,500 coaches, sporting instructors and officials working in Australia
  • Job prospects are average for these occupations with moderate growth forecasted, with exception for fitness instructors where strong growth is expected over the next five years
  • Average weekly earnings range from $700 for sportspersons to $350 for fitness instructors and $175 for sports coaches, instructors and officials. Fitness and sport centre managers earn on average $900 per week

Why study with us?

  • Learn to coach, supervise and manage individuals and teams as well as conduct sports and recreation activities and programs
  • Train with the latest equipment in courses closely developed with industry: and enjoy on-site training gyms and sporting facilities
  • Study under industry experts and gain practical work experience in simulated learning environments
  • Depending on your course, you could experience a range of outdoor activities including abseiling, climbing, kayaking and mountain biking

Your skills and interests

  • Enjoy keeping fit and healthy and want to make a career out of it?
  • Are you a hands-on person who prefers being active to sitting at a desk?
  • Do you enjoy the great outdoors?
  • Do you like to help people reach their goals?
  • Do you enjoy organising and supervising groups?
  • Like a career with flexible hours and the opportunity to work for yourself?

Your career options

  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Outdoor adventure leader
  • Activity guide
  • Eco-interpretive guide
  • Recreation officer
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Fitness trainer specialising in group or personal training
  • Supervisors of sporting organisations / facilities
  • Sport and recreation planners
  • Sports marketing managers
  • Trainee in sport and recreation
  • Assistant managers of sporting organisations / facilities