272612 Recreation Officer (Aus) / Recreation Coordinator (NZ)

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
272612
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Recreation Officer (Aus) / Recreation Coordinator (NZ)
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
Yes
494: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

272612 RECREATION OFFICER (AUS) / RECREATION COORDINATOR (NZ)

Alternative Title:
Recreation Adviser

Plans, organises and coordinates recreation facilities and programs through organisations such as local governments, schools, church bodies and youth organisations.
Skill Level: 1

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
1

2726 Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
2726
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

2726 WELFARE, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ARTS WORKERS

WELFARE, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ARTS WORKERS design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises
assisting to establish and administer neighbourhood houses, community groups, employment training programs and other services

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 243.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 208.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 214.30