Sport & recreation

Is sport and recreation the career choice for you?

Jobs in this sector include:

  • The fitness industry (including fitness appraisals and testing, weight control advice and exercise and fitness classes)
  • Outdoor recreation services (bushwalking, camping, horse riding etc.)
  • Community recreation services (such as leisure centres, aquatic centres, amusement parks, adventure and theme parks)
  • Sport and sports services (including sports professionals, sports clubs, trainers, umpires and officials)
  • Gambling and racing industries

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Ecotourism Association of Australia
Clubs Victoria
Sports Medicine Australia

Career profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the sport and recreation industries

Paul, 27

Belinda, 23

Sean, 22

Dan, 26

Working for a local council as a duty manager, receptionist, lifeguard and swimming instructor certainly kept Lauren busy!
Chris is a ranger at the Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park. Find out how he got there.
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Jim, late 30s

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As a fitness instructor you will always be fit and get paid for it. A fitness instructor must be committed, dedicated and be able to set goals. Find out more!
Find out more about being a travel agent.

Louise, 41

Louise works in an aged care program as a podiatrist in a public hospital.

Eileen, early 30s

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