Career Pathways Program

The program is an initiative assisting people studying within areas of the sport and recreation industry and those currently employed in the sector, to further develop knowledge and skills.

The program comprises the Emerging Professionals program targeting people currently employed in the sector and the Student Futures program targeting students studying within areas of the industry.

Emerging Professionals 

Emerging professionals application coverEmerging Professionals are people who are currently employed in the sport and recreation sector and have been in the field for no more than five years. Exceptions may apply depending on your current role and areas of experience. Applicants must have the desire to develop their skills, capacity and networks within their workplace and industry.

The program will provide 10 selected participants with the following:

  • Two Australian Sports Commission professional development workshops.
  • Three professional development workshops specifically tailored to your current level.
  • The opportunity to attend the Department's Club Business and Sports Business workshops.
  • A mentor from the sport and recreation industry for the duration of the program.
  • Be a mentor to a Career Pathways Program Student Futures participant for the duration of the program.
  • A certificate of attainment.

The following will be required of participants throughout the program’s duration:

  • Attendance at all organised events and workshops.
  • Mentor a Student Futures participant.
  • Undertake an individual volunteer project at a club.
  • Complete a short report and presentation.

The program will run from March 2017 to July 2017.

For more information download the Emerging Professionals information pack.

To apply download the Emerging Professionals application form.

Applications  have now closed. 

 

Student Futures 

Student Futures coverStudent Futures are students in Western Australia who are enrolled in a sport and recreation related course of at least a Certificate III or first-year tertiary level and are interested in gaining employment in the sport and recreation industry.

The program will provide 10 selected participants with the following:

  • Two optional Australian Sports Commission professional development workshops.
  • Three professional development workshops specifically tailored to your current level.
  • The opportunity to attend the Department's Club Business workshops.
  • A mentor from the sport and recreation industry for the duration of the program.
  • A certificate of attainment.

The following will be required of participants throughout the program’s duration:

  • Attendance at all organised events and workshops.
  • Attendance at all mentoring appointments. 
  • Complete a short questionnaire on your experiences during the program.

The program will run from March 2017 to July 2017.

For more information download the Student Futures information pack.

To apply download the Student Futures application form.

Applications now closed.  


Careers

There are many different careers in the sport and recreation industry including:

  • Sport coaching
  • Sports media
  • Sport development
  • Sport management and marketing
  • Recreation and tourism
  • Sport and health sciences
  • Health promotion
  • Teaching
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Corporate and community health
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Sport administration
  • Health and fitness
  • Local government, physical activity

Within these careers there are a variety of job opportunities and various ways in which you gain qualifications to gain employment in the ever growing and diverse sport and recreation industry. 

More information

Sarah Puglisi
Graduate Project Officer Industry Development
Telephone: 08 9492 9747
Email Sarah Puglisi