Amusement, fitness and sports centre managers plan and coordinate facilities and resources of amusement, fitness and sports centres. 

Where amusement, fitness and sports centre managers are employed

Sport in Australia has traditionally been administered by unpaid volunteers. Since sport has become more complex and businesslike, more clubs, associations and organisations are appointing trained professional administrators.

They are employed mostly by sporting clubs, associations and organising bodies. The smaller sports bodies usually employ an administrator on a part-time basis.


Full-time amusement, fitness and sports centre managers in South Australia generally earn between $1,000 and $1,249 per week.

Graph of pay scale for amusement, fitness and sports centre manager

Job prospects

In 2011 there were 359 people employed full-time as amusement, fitness and sports centre managers in South Australia compared with 302 in 2006.              

How to become one

To become a sports administrator you usually have to complete a degree in sports management at university. You could also consider degrees in commerce, business or management. English and mathematics at the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) level are normally required.

A strong background in sport (as a sports coach or sportsperson) may also be an advantage, especially if you study one of the degrees listed above.

For information on course admission requirements and how to apply to the universities and TAFE in South Australia visit the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).

Check South Australian Universities at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia.

For information about Australian universities visit Quality Indicators for Learning  and Teaching (QILT).

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