Sports, Leisure & Recreation placements in Australia
Use your skills and gain international experience on a Sports, Leisure & Recreation placement in Australia.
Known for it’s active lifestyle, Australia is a great destination if you want to get involved with Sports, Leisure & Recreation activities during your travels.
Your Sports, Leisure & Recreation placement in Australia
Australia is one of the world’s top sporting nations. Sports and leisure activities run through many aspects of Ozzie life so where better to kick start your career and gain related experience.
Sports, leisure and recreation placements in Australia are available with a variety of different types of organisation; from sports clubs focussing on one particular type of sport, to leisure centres offering a diverse range of sports activities for young and old, and even sports events companies.
Our colleagues in Australia will match you to the most suitable organisation according to your preferences, skills and previous experience.
Who can join our Australia Sports, Leisure & Recreation placements?
Sports, Leisure & Recreation placements in Australia are available to university students, recent graduates and those already working in the sports and leisure industry back home. Accepted degrees include:
- Sports Management
- Sport Development
- Coaching Sciences
- Sports psychology
If you have a different background then please email your CV to email@example.com so we can check your eligibility.
We ensure your training experience in Australia is professionally managed.
Australia is one of the best destinations in terms of training and supervision at the placement. You will Skype with your host company before arriving in Australia to check everyone’s expectations are realistic and they’ll ensure your training schedule is prepared and ready to go when you arrive. They will give you regular feedback on your work which should help to develop your career skills.
If you work hard and impress your colleagues you may be offered opportunities you never expected. Participants can also be offered further work opportunities at the end of their placement.
You can either choose to live with a local Australian family or in your own rented apartment.
Some interns like the home comforts and support of a host family, especially while they’re settling into life in Australia. Other people prefer the independence of living in their own apartment or sharing with other interns. We can give advice about both options.
Orientations & Staff support
You will receive an orientation on arrival and ongoing support from our in-country representatives in Sydney.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your sports, leisure & recreation placement in Australia. They will also keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk and give advice and support on Skype, Whatsapp or by email.
If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office or Employability Office when necessary.
Health and safety
Your safety is our first priority.
We complete comprehensive checks before you arrive and if you join as part of your degree, we will help ensure that your university health and safety documents are checked and signed by your Sports, Leisure & Recreation placement in Australia.
This means your university is able to verify the work placement meets their criteria. We work directly with universities on this.
We also work with a great insurance provider, who offer a comprehensive working holiday travel insurance policy. We will share this information with you to make you feel at ease during your trip.
Prices & what’s included
It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.
Please see our main Prices & what’s included page for full information.
We’ll give you advice about the flight prices, airlines and routes and we’ll assist with your visa application.
If you join as part of your degree, check if your university will provide insurance before buying your own – some have a university insurance policy covering international placements.
As many Australia placements are currently unpaid (or only paid a small stipend) we can arrange your placement for 4 or 3 days a week if you want to get a part-time job on the side. Having a part-time job 1 or 2 days a week normally provides enough money to cover your living costs.
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