Sports are gathering much attention as a viable occupation and this also covers ancillary functions such as Sports Administrator. ASRI ‘Australian Skills Recognition Information’ has identified this as a professional obligation for a person who coordinates, plans, manages and controls sports activities at any institution, organization or government establishment. The objective with the services is to prepare a better breed of sports persons in Australia who have been reared under the most advanced and competitive training by a capable Sports Administrator. The profile is of a comprehensive nature that speaks not just of theory but also of practical application.
The globalisation of skills has prompted Australian employers to seek global services / knowledge on this form of occupation. ANZSCO ‘Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupation’ has therefore opened the occupation i.e. 139915 Sports Administrator for the skilled immigrant’s category. The skilled immigrants from different geographies across the world can place their application for the said occupation if:
- The immigrant has a Bachelor degree as the least on education or a Degree or Diploma on sports
- A relevant experience of 5 years (in case the education is missing)
- ANZSCO ‘Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupation’ ranks 139915 Sports Administrator under Skill Level 1 and demands a formal on-the-job training on certain levels.
For a general skilled category, the occupation is now open to applicants across different nations and geographies. The job features on the SOL ‘Skilled Occupation List’ at Australian economy. The intending applicants can utilize the different visa types in order to make an application for the said occupation:-
- Business Sponsorship (subclass 457)
- Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
For the position of a Sports Administrator the applicant should first place an EOI ‘Expression of Interest’ with Skillselect. The EOI should also mention a tick / selection of a job under the specified category i.e. Sports Administrator. The applicant needs to also provide a detailed encryption of facts relating to education, professional experience, skills, financial ability and adaptability. Skillselect goes on to give a point’s wise assessment to an application based on the said criteria. A minimum of 60 points is what an applicant must score in order to remain eligible for immigration. The applicant also needs to provide a positive assessment of his or her abilities on English language to make sure of a meaningful conversation at the work place. Also, the application should accompany an endorsement by any financial institution of Australian origin about the availability of funds. Skillselect also gives the immigrant a check on different criteria on adaptability. A prior education or stay in Australia, financial stability, superlative education or training is seen as an addition to adaptability of the immigrant on foreign soil.
Applications under skilled migration under the 139915 Sports Administrator category should make sure of all the relevant papers on education and professional expertise. The applicant should confirm whether his or her profile truly matches the requirements on the job.