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4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Note: some roles within this unit group are at a higher ANZSCO Skill Level.

The occupation Sports Development Officer in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Gymnastics Coach or Instructor, Swimming Coach or Instructor, Tennis Coach and Other Sports Coach or Instructor in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Note: some roles within this unit group are at a higher ANZSCO Skill Level.

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • motivating sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiating at sporting events to enforce rules
  • coordinating and directing sporting activities, and liaising with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport

Occupations:

  • 452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water)
  • 452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor
  • 452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
  • 452314 Snowsport Instructor
  • 452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor
  • 452316 Tennis Coach
  • 452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor
  • 452318 Dog and Horse Racing Official
  • 452321 Sports Development Officer
  • 452322 Sports Umpire
  • 452323 Other Sports Official

452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water)

Trains and instructs recreational or commercial open water divers in diving techniques, safety and the correct use of diving equipment. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3 Note: some roles within this occupation are at ANZSCO Skill Level 2.

Specialisations:

  • Dive Master
  • Scuba Instructor
  • Snorkelling Instructor
  • Surface Supply Breathing Apparatus (SSBA) Instructor

452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor

Coaches, trains and instructs participants in gymnastics by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4 Note: some roles within this occupation are at a higher ANZSCO Skill Level.

Specialisations:

  • Callisthenics Instructor
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach

452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor

Coaches, trains and instructs participants in horse riding by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Dressage Instructor
  • Polo Coach
  • Show Jumping Instructor

452314 Snowsport Instructor

Coaches, trains and instructs participants in snow skiing, snowboarding or other snowsports by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Skiing Instructor
  • Snowboarding Instructor

452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor

Coaches, trains and instructs participants in swimming by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4 Note: some roles within this occupation are at a higher ANZSCO Skill Level.

Specialisations:

  • Diving Coach
  • Learn to Swim Instructor

452316 Tennis Coach

Coaches, trains and instructs participants in tennis by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 4 Note: some roles within this occupation are at a higher ANZSCO Skill Level.

452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor

Coaches, trains and instructs participants in other sports by analysing their performances and developing their abilities. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 4 Note: some roles within this occupation are at a higher ANZSCO Skill Level.

Specialisations:

  • Basketball Coach
  • Cricket Coach
  • Football Coach
  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • Sports Trainer
  • Windsurfing Instructor

452318 Dog and Horse Racing Official

Alternative Title:

  • Race Steward

Coordinates and directs horse or dog racing activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce racing rules and regulations. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Handicapper (Racing)

452321 Sports Development Officer

Promotes sports and skills development, and oversees the participation of young people and other special groups in sport. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 2

452322 Sports Umpire

Alternative Title:

  • Referee

Officiates at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Linesperson (Sport)

452323 Other Sports Official

Coordinates and directs sporting activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce sporting rules and regulations. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Timekeeper (Sports)