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Community sports and recreation officer

What is it like to be a Community sports and recreation officer?

Community sports and recreation officers plan and deliver engaging sporting and recreation activities for the community to enjoy. Their job is to plan, create, promote and facilitate these activities for the community.

As a community sports and recreation officer, you’ll use your communication and organisational skills to craft recreation policies, prepare budgets, and coordinate events.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows median weekly cash earnings for the occupation, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.

Is it right for me? 

Community sports and recreation officers enjoy engaging with the community and have strong communication and organisational skills. As well as these skills, you’ll have:

  • negotiation and coordinating skills
  • an interest in sporting
  • decision making and critical thinking skills

To become a Community sports and recreation officer

To be able to become a Community sports and recreation officer, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Sport and Exercise Science) is currently pending.  

The Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) (Health and Social Wellbeing) is accredited with Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). Students who successfully complete 400 hours of professional placement will be eligible for ACWA accreditation. 




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