Looks after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety. This occupation requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level: 3
SPORTSPERSONS participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Some occupations may require high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.
Registration or licensing may be required.
maintaining a high degree of expertise in a particular sport
attending regular practice sessions and undertaking private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
deciding on strategies in consultation with coaches
assessing other competitors and conditions at venues
competing in sporting events
adhering to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport
promoting water safety awareness and undertaking rescue of persons in difficulty in the water
undertaking sports promotional activities and television appearances