QUEENSLAND INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
The Queensland fitness, sport, recreation and racing industries employ an estimated 47,600 persons and accounts for approximately 440,000 volunteers (not including outdoor recreation). This figure is believed to be conservative due to the national ANZSIC classification of sport and recreation activities across other industry sectors including Education and Training, Healthcare and Social Assistance, Accommodation and Food Services, Public Administration and Safety, and Tourism. In addition to the 22,600 persons counted under the sport and recreation activity category of ANZSIC, it is estimated an additional 20,000-25,000 people are employed in sport and recreation occupations in other industry categories in Queensland.
Key occupations in Queensland
Employment figures for the key occupations in the fitness, sport and recreation industry are based on the ANZSCO ABS occupation classifications. QFSR Skills Alliance considers the statistical figures below very conservative as the ambiguity of national reporting descriptors and classifications and how employers/employees might report /associate their occupation, impacts on these statistics. The statistics and information below are taken from the ABS Labour Force Survey – Employment by Occupation Time Series for Queensland for February Quarter 2017 and the Australian Government Job Outlook initiative.
Fitness Instructor (ANZSCO 4521)
Outdoor Adventure Guide (ANZSCO 4522)
Sport Coaches, Instructors and Officials (ANZSCO 4523)
One of QFSR Skills Alliance key roles is to undertake research to understand the most current workforce development issues and needs of the fitness, sport and recreation industry in Queensland.
HOW? We undertake research including:
WHAT? We focus on issues to do with:
WHY? The information is used to:
To do this effectively, we need to be able to collect relevant information from industry employers, organisations and their representative groups and associations. If you have information about the skilling and workforce development needs of your workers and volunteers to discuss your issues and ideas, please contact us on 07 3367 0833.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is education and training that focuses on providing skills for work. VET courses are offered in schools, colleges, community centres, TAFE institutes and private registered training organisations.
VET qualifications include Certificates I, II, III and IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and selected Degrees and are nationally recognised when completed with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
VET qualifications will help you to enter the workforce, but you can also continue building on your qualifications throughout your career. Completing one VET qualification will often give you credit for a more advanced qualification, either in the VET sector or even at university.
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
Training.qld.gov.au provides information about the Queensland VET system including the Annual Investment Plan.
Queensland Skills Gateway helps Queenslanders to make informed choices about training. The website provides information on vocational education and training available across Queensland including courses, training providers, government funding and career pathways. The site features a simple questionnaire to help individuals find out if they are eligible for government subsidised training.
myApprenticeship self-service website – allow apprentices and trainees to conveniently and securely view information and complete a range of tasks related to their apprenticeship or traineeship. This includes updating contact information, accessing training contract details and viewing their training results
Training.gov.au is the official National Register on VET in Australia and is the authoritative source of information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and Registered Training Organisations.
ASQA – the Australian Skills Quality Authority is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.
Skills IQ is the national industry skills councils for the fitness, sport and recreation industry funded by the Australian Government to support skills development.
There are currently no industry consultations.