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Sport Management

Careers in sport management

Depending on the type of organisation, you will be the sole manager or member of a management team providing leadership for the achievement of policy objectives, increased profit, or market dominance.

As a Manager in the sports sector, you will provide generic management services such as:

  • assessing the performance of the organisation and its activities
  • providing overall direction and management of the organisation's utilisation of resources, including personnel, technology and physical assets such as buildings
  • representing the organisation in negotiations, and at meetings, conventions and seminars
  • liaising with other organisations
  • selecting or approving the selection of staff
  • managing the organisation's budget and authorising funds to implement policies and programs

You may also manage and coordinate:

  • the delivery of sport and recreation programs, services and initiatives to address equity, social justice and community issues,
  • assist in the administration of grant programs and the gathering of information to increase the understanding of community sport and recreational issues,
  • manage the finances of approved programs and projects,
  • give out information and materials from sporting bodies, schedule competitions, arrange and allocate venues, and/or oversee the maintenance of sports grounds, courts and venues.
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in sport management:

  • Planning and organisational
  • Problem-solving and negotiation
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Change Management
  • Observational skills, including attention to detail and accuracy

Related roles include:

  • Sports administrator
  • Management consultant
  • Records manager
  • Professional association official
  • Company secretary
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for sport management at Graduate Careers Australia.

You can look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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