The sports industry is diverse and spans both local and international employment opportunities.
These job areas can include sport development, sport events, coaching, and even sports media and sport business. The SIS50321 Diploma of Sport with Diploma of Event Management SIT50322 prepares students to work in various coaching, events and administrative roles.
Property Assistant – St Kilda Football Club
Gemma used the sport/event management course’s practical learning opportunities to secure employment with St Kilda Football Club.
A Saints fan, Gemma is immersed in her dream role and pivotal to the team’s day-to-day work.
Her main roles and responsibilities include preparing the equipment on training days and packing the players’ uniforms on game days.
During the AFL season, Gemma helped the team during interstate trips to Sydney and Perth.
“Being there on game day, particularly after a win, and seeing the team sing the song, makes everything worth it. All your hard work has helped.”
In the future, she would love to continue to work with the Saints and move into the operational and logistical side of sport.
Game Development Officer – AFL Victoria
Through the course’s connections, Maddison moved into a Game Development Officer role after completing her course.
In her current job, Maddison delivers Auskick and football programs to schools and also assists with weekend Auskick programs.
“Being able to get kids to feel included and comfortable is rewarding.”
Maddison credits study experiences, such as a trip to the award-winning Holmesglen at Eildon, for giving her the skills to run sporting events and coaching sessions.
“The sport industry world opened up for me. There were so many different avenues and even things I didn’t know existed before doing the course.
“I want to empower women and grow grassroot sport, and also support the mental health side of sport.”