Organises, controls and promotes the activities, facilities and resources of a fitness centre. May coach, instruct and train clients.
Skill Level 2
Occupations and specialisations not considered by VETASSESS under this ANZSCO code:
Sports Centre Manager
Caveats Caveat 10
Group: 1491 Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational
level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher, in a field
highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
If the qualification is in a field highly relevant to the occupation, then at least one year
of highly relevant post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level is
required, completed in the last five years.
If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant
employment at an appropriate skill level is required, completed in the last five years;
this is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at AQF Certificate IV
level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is pre-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment
within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
AQF Diploma or higher
Highly relevant fields of study are Fitness Studies or Business Management.
Subjects may include:
*Business Management *Sports Management *Recreation Management *Business
Management *Event Management *Sport and Recreation *HR Management *Sport
Pre-qualification employment can be considered for this occupation.
Fitness Centre Managers generally work in centres or clubs that contain a fitness
suite or gym and some or all of the following:
sports halls or courts
spa, sauna or therapy area
catering and other recreational facilities.
Responsibilities usually cover the broad areas of marketing the facility and any
special events, managing staff and dealing with the technical aspects of fitness
provision and health and safety. The manager is also accountable for the overall
profitability of the centre.
Large centres may have a team of several managers who specialise in certain
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
planning and organising the range and mix of fitness programs to be
offered by the centre
organising publicity to promote facilities and attract clients
scheduling games and competitions
selecting, training and supervising staff
ensuring facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards
may undertake coaching, fitness instruction and training of clients
may plan and organise catering facilities
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
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.