The Sport and Recreation industry is made up of of four sectors:
In 2011 the SA Sport and Recreation industry was representative of 411* businesses and by 2012 the workforce was made up of approximately 6,000** people.
The sector is dominated by approximately 2/3 of micro businesses that have 4 employees or less and there is a high level of casual and part-time employment. Volunteers are estimated to out number employees in this sector on a 4-to-1 basis. This industry has the highest population participation rate of any sector as it is the favoured use of free time.
Training Package Coverage
There is one training package for this industry which includes all sectors:
Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package (SIS)
Skills IQ is the new Skills Service Organisation (SSO) responsible to ensure the training packages remain industry relevant.
Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to develop the training packages that industry needs and ensure they meet the needs of employers and stay current.
Our role at Service Skills SA is to work closely with our networks and the relevant Skills Service Organisation (SSO) to ensure that the South Australian Sport and Recreation industries have an opportunity to contribute and stay informed about crucial activity.
Approved training packages can be viewed at www.training.gov.au which is the national database on Vocational Education and Training in Australia. Here you will find information on training packages, qualifications, courses, units of competency and registered training organisations (RTOs).
Careers & Training
Need to find out about the amazing careers that exist in the Sport and Recreation sector? Visit our career section!
Government, Business & Training Links
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
Consumer and Business Service (OCBA)
Department of State Development
Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services
Training.gov.au- national database of training packages & registered training organisations
Training and Skills Commission
Victorian Purchasing Guides - training package nominal hours
*Data Source - 2011 ABS Business Count
**Data Source - South Australian Workforce Wizard Industry Report (DFEEST)