Sports Development Officer

Sports Development Officer

Sports Development Officers are responsible for coordinating club and athlete participation in sports programs, as well as improving the performance of individuals and teams. The average salary of a Sports Development Officer is $57,437 per annum.

As a Sports Development Officer you may be required to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings, depending on training times and when sporting events are held.

Salary range
Average salary $57,437
salary range
$52,500
$57,437
$62,374
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Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Sports Development Officer are:
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Key skills required

The top skills for a Sports Development Officer are:
  • Good observation skills
  • Prepared to travel and work irregular hours
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Good understanding of a specific sport
  • Strong interest in sport and recreation
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
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Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Get started in the sports industry with a nationally recognised certificate. Learn to administer junior sports programs, train coaches and schedule competitions.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Gain the skills to establish and market a sporting club, event or facility with a Bachelor degree in the field of sport and leisure. You’ll get a background in business practice and principles while picking up marketing, management and communication techniques that are specific to the sports industry.