ANZSCO Code: 452322

Officiates at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level


  • Linesperson (Sport)


ANZSCO Code: 4523

SPORTS COACHES, INSTRUCTORS AND OFFICIALS coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events.

Indicative Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. In Australia

In Australia

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)

Tasks Include
  • coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • officiating at sporting events to enforce rules
  • coordinating and directing sporting activities, and liaising with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport