Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes or aquatic centres or community recreation centres. Persons with this level of competency would manage the effective provision of services or programs and have a high degree of autonomy.

Job roles

competition manager

complex manager

executive officer

facility manager

program manager


24 units must be completed:

16 core units

8 elective units, consisting of:

all the units in either of the Groups A or B

the remaining 4 units to make up the required 8 elective units from Groups not already completed or from General electives; which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or from units which are first packaged at AQF level 4, or 5 within SIS10; up to 4 elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be units which are first packaged at AQF level 5.

In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core units

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Manage meetings

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Manage finances

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Recruit, select and induct staff

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Manage operational plan

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Develop and implement a business plan

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Develop organisational marketing objectives

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Develop a marketing plan

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Manage and monitor business or records systems

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Coordinate client service activities

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Promote compliance with laws and legal principles

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Manage projects

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Manage organisational risks


Establish and maintain work health and safety systems


Lead and manage people


Establish and conduct business relationships


Obtain and manage sponsorship

Electives (8)

Group A Event Management


Manage on-site event operations


Develop event concepts


Determine event feasibility


Research and comply with regulatory requirements

Group B Facility Management

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Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance


Plan and provide sport, fitness and recreation services

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Manage stock supply and purchase


Manage physical assets

General electives

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Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity

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Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

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Plan and implement a chemical use program

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Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

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Develop a sports turf maintenance program

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Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

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Provide information on issues and policies

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Plan and manage conferences

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Plan or review administrative systems

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Manage business document design and development

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Manage budgets and financial plans

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Manage payroll

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Implement Board member responsibilities

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Manage human resources services

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Manage human resources management information systems

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Manage performance management systems

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Manage remuneration and employee benefits

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Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

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Manage separation or termination

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Manage rehabilitation or return towork programs

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Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness

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Manage people performance

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Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

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Establish and adjust the marketing mix

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Implement and monitor marketing activities

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Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

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Manage personal work priorities and professional development

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Manage employee relations

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Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements

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Coordinate services for people with disabilities

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Support youth programs

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Manage service response to young people in crisis

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Prepare legally compliant tax returns for individuals

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Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

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Establish and maintain accounting information systems

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Implement and maintain internal control procedures


Provide advanced first aid

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Monitor and administer a database

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Use advanced features of computer applications

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Manage contracts

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Control inventory


Manage retail merchandise


Manage store presentation and pricing

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Coordinate work teams


Manage sales and service delivery

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Recruit and manage volunteers

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Work with key stakeholders

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Evaluate policy for an outdoor organisation


Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs


Develop volunteer management policies

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Coordinate team or group management

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Coordinate team or group administration

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Determine needs of client populations


Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation


Organise a sport, fitness or recreation event


Coordinate sport, fitness or recreation work teams or groups

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Manage education initiatives

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Use resources efficiently

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Undertake open space planning


Organise in-house events or functions


Roster staff


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway, however is not suitable for School Based Traineeships/Apprenticeships.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

No licensing, legislation, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification of the endorsement.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the sport industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicating with client populations and staff to determine their specific requirements; analysing documentation on sport and recreation facility maintenance; preparing accurate financial records; completing staff rosters; clarifying instructions to staff; negotiating acceptable solutions to client population or staff requests and complaints.


Providing leadership to a team of workers; monitoring staff performance and providing advice to improve performance; providing guidance to facility, sport and recreation personnel to achieve agreed goals; promoting compliance with legal obligations; recognising factors that may cause interpersonal relationship problems and assisting appropriately to avoid or overcome the identified problems.

Problem Solving

Managing organisational, administrative or facility risks; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with staff or facility users in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; planning, strategy and resource allocation to manage the ancillary functions to provide sport and recreation services and programs; research into client population needs.

Initiative and enterprise

Responding to change and demonstrating leadership in change management; identifying clear priorities for action; identifying and implementing a range of facility or administration enhancements to improve client satisfaction and organisation or facility profitability; facilitating the sharing of work-place knowledge; reflecting on own work practices for improvement; monitoring activities for emerging risks and trends.

Planning and organisation

Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient planning for sport and recreation organisations and facilities; managing multiple tasks and resources simultaneously to coordinate staff work activities to meet deadlines; leading processes which contribute to the establishment of key directions for the organisation; preparing facility plans; developing and monitoring work health and safety policies.


Understanding the organisation, own role and operating autonomously within limits of authority; critically reviewing own strengths and weaknesses; assessing feedback on own performance and determining strategies for improvement; building industry networks to regularly update knowledge and skills.


Identifying and accessing sources of research on the sport and recreation industry; contributing to a learning environment through openly sharing knowledge and experiences; accessing internal and external professional development opportunities; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in sport and recreation administration or facility management.


Understanding and utilising the operating capability of computer systems and software for sport and recreation administration or facility management; assessing new technologies for suitability for own situation; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.