How to become a sportsperson
Pathways to this career
- Build, develop and refine your skills with the guidance of a coach.
- Consider studying related areas like sports development, coaching, refereeing/umpiring or sports administration. Or complete an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in sports-related fields like human movement, sports science, physiotherapy, sport psychology, physical education or sports journalism.
- Applying for scholarships or programs awarded to elite sportspeople. This opens doors to new training and career opportunities around Australia, as well as overseas.
What does a sportsperson do?Sportspersons are professional athletes who are paid to work as individuals or on a team for the purpose of entertaining fans. They usually specialise in one sport. Depending on the sport, the position may be part-time or full-time.
Duties and tasks
- Actively engages in practices and training's.
- Complies with the given rules and regulations.
- Demonstrates expertise in a given sport or athletic event.
- Participates in sporting competitions.
- Represents the organisation and/or team in a positive manner.
- Department of Sport and Recreation (NSW)
- Department of Sport and Recreation (WA)
- Northern Territory Institute of Sport
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Tasmanian Institute of Sport
- Victorian Institute of Sport
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