Common beliefs about the Sport & Recreation industry

Posted: 8th Apr

  1. Most people aspire to be participants at an elite level
  2. Clients are young, fit & healthy
  3. Most people work in fitness

 

What is the Sport & Recreation industry really like?

  • Participation has grown but future growth will be from older Australians 
  • 68% of workers are casuals, most aged 22- 39
  • Many opportunities are unpaid
  • Increase in the use of technology, both with  regard to client management and promotion of the business
  • Greater integration of allied services – e.g. massage, acupuncture
  • Increasing emphasis on wellbeing
  • There are no identified skill shortage occupations specific to this industry
  • Emerging shortages are likely in aquatics skills & outdoor recreation particularly in regional locations.
  • Business, management and customer service skills are increasingly required in addition to technical skills
  • 50% of workers have a post school qualification
  • Minimum qualification - Diploma level

 

SPORT & RECREATION INDUSTRY PATHWAYS - THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOUR TOMORROW 

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