Careers at Council

Parks &
Sports Facilities

Local Government is proud to provide our communities with parks and sporting facilities to enjoy.

The community highly values our work in this area. Managing and maintaining our parks and sports facilities means you’ll be helping to encourage and enable community involvement and wellbeing.

Types of maintenance roles:

Parks Operations Manager

Parks and Open Space Coordinator

Horticulturalist/Gardener

Arborist

Groundsman/Greenkeeper

Mowing Coordinator/Operator

Types of facility and program management roles:

Recreation Centre Manager

Fitness Programs Coordinator

Gym/Fitness Instructor

Leisure Attendants

Lifeguard/Pool Attendant

What we do:

Manage and maintain:

  • Parks and reserves
  • Sporting fields and stadiums
  • Golf courses, tennis courts, netball courts
  • Swimming pools
  • Sport centres, including gyms
  • Camping grounds and caravan parks

Read here how Casey started her career at council and why she loves her role looking after councils open spaces.

Qualification requirements:

Educational requirements vary according to the role but degree qualifications appropriate for senior roles in the maintenance of parks and sports facilities include Applied Science (Parks Recreation and Heritage). For the management of facilities, degrees may be sought in business or sports management.

Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications are usually required for most of the roles listed above. Some are available as apprenticeships and traineeships. 

Relevant VET qualifications for maintenance roles include:

  • Certificate II, III, IV in Parks and Gardens
  • Certificate II, III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
  • Certificate III, Diploma of Arboriculture
  • Certificate II, III, Diploma of Sports Turf Management

Relevant VET qualifications for administering, delivering or managing sports programs include:

  • Certificate III, IV, Diploma of Fitness
  • Certificate II, III, IV in Sport Coaching
  • Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

The Universities Admission Centre

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Some current Parks & Sports Facilities vacancies

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