The skills developed in this program are transferable and can be applied to a wide range of careers. On graduating, students will be able to use their skills and knowledge to enhance their employment opportunities as a high performance coach, director of coaching or sports development manager in their chosen sport both nationally and internationally. Other graduates may choose to become coach educators within their governing body.So if you are interested in becoming a Sport coach, whether it is at an elite level or for a local amateur Sport team, be prepared to work hard to get to the top. Typically, Sport coaches will have to start out by volunteering their services, or possibly working as an assistant coach. Most state or national coaches have had extensive experience playing or competing at an elite level.
Coaches can be employed in various industries in both private and government sectors. However, full-time positions for professional Sport coaches are very few. Coaches can run a sports training facility where they offer their coaching services.
Most sporting bodies have coaching development officers who are responsible for coordinating the many part-time and voluntary coaches who contribute to the sport.
Employment opportunities depend on the number of people playing various sports, corporate sponsorship and media coverage of sporting events, the performance of Australian sporting teams and individuals and the level of community interest and involvement in various sports. The growing acceptance of sport as part of a healthy lifestyle can potentially contribute to the growth of this occupation. Sports promotion and the professionalism in many sports may also possibly contribute to job opportunities.