Supported by DET and Skills Queensland
A sport, recreation or fitness traineeship (also known as an Australian Apprenticeship) offers real employment and formal training at the same time.
Some traineeships come about through advertised jobs. Others are created through a willing applicant approaching an organisation and asking to be employed as a trainee. Another option is to contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre, a Registered Training Organisation or a Group Training Organisation and ask how they can help.
Since 1995 there have been over 8500 trainees employed in sport, recreation and fitness organisations across Queensland.
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Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a great way to get into the sports, fitness and recreation industry if you prefer learning in a more practical environment.
You still need to learn the theory, but there may be more practical subjects on offer than at University. VET courses are available at different levels from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma. Certificate II and III courses can be undertaken as school-based traineeships. School leavers can enrol in Cert III to Diploma level depending on the particular training organisation and the student's studies and experience.
Courses available to young people are many and varied, including fitness instructors, sport administrators, community recreation officers, sports coaches, outdoor recreation leaders, and sport development officers.
Types of training available include:
For a list of registered training providers who offer VET courses in Sport and Recreation see our Find A Training Provider page.
Many students go directly from school to university. In considering this option it is important to fully examine the qualification, exploring course entry requirements and most importantly the job opportunities after graduation.
University courses explore the theoretical components as well as providing practical experience through industry placement subjects.
A few examples of available courses include Bachelor Of Business (Sports Management), Leisure Studies, Human Movement and Sports Marketing.
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