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4524 Sportspersons

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

Sportspersons participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.

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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Some occupations may require high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • maintaining a high degree of expertise in a particular sport
  • attending regular practice sessions and undertaking private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
  • deciding on strategies in consultation with coaches
  • assessing other competitors and conditions at venues
  • competing in sporting events
  • adhering to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport
  • promoting water safety awareness and undertaking rescue of persons in difficulty in the water
  • undertaking sports promotional activities and television appearances

Occupations:

  • 452411 Footballer
  • 452412 Golfer
  • 452413 Jockey
  • 452414 Lifeguard
  • 452499 Sportspersons nec

452411 Footballer

Plays football professionally in competitions. This occupation requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Australian Rules Footballer
  • Rugby League Footballer
  • Rugby Union Footballer
  • Soccer Player

452412 Golfer

Plays golf professionally in tournaments or as a resident professional, and organises golf-related activities. This occupation requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

452413 Jockey

Rides horses in competitive races, race trials, and in exercise. This occupation requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Apprentice Jockey
  • Steeplechase Jockey

452414 Lifeguard

Looks after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety. This occupation requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 3

452499 Sportspersons nec

This occupation groups covers Sportspersons not elsewhere classified. This occupation group requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Athlete
  • Cricketer
  • Cyclist
  • Harness Racing Driver
  • Racing Driver
  • Surfer
  • Tennis Player