Event details

WA Leisure Facility Managers Course

26 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Various Perth metro Leisure Centres
Leisure Facility Management - Level 1
Target Audience
  • Leisure Facility Supervisors & Coordinators, Program Managers, Aquatic Supervisors, Recreation Managers.
  • Regional Pool Managers and those in rural areas wishing to pursue a career in Leisure Management
  • Leisure Facility Managers with no formal or tertiary management qualifications.
  • Leisure facility operators, programme co-ordinators, gym & health club managers, pool supervisors wishing to progress on to a management role.
This 5 day short course is aimed at current and emerging leisure facility managers who have no prior tertiary education in leisure and facility management. Specifically designed for leisure facility managers and delivered by experienced leisure managers, this Level 1 course will cover modules of competence providing access to industry guides, resources and case studies including; Business Planning, Legislation, Risk Management, Asset Management, Budgeting, Marketing, Leadership & Mentoring. The course also includes site technical tours, case studies and activities at various leisure centres throughout Perth. Supporting the skill development of internally promoted Leisure Facility Managers, addressing succession planning, providing valuable access to experienced leisure managers, as well as networking opportunities are integral to the programme. Limited to 15 participants.


Dave Goodwin, Recreation Facilities Co-ordinator, City of Busselton

Jarrad Mohr, Centre Manager Swan Active Beechboro, Ballajura & Midland Sports Complex, City of Swan

Adrian Fisher, Project and Business Development Officer, Canning Leisure Services, City of Canning

Dan Barber, Manager Recreation, City of Bayswater

Kellie Winterbourn, Leisure Facilities Operations Manager, Town of Victoria Park

Darren Monument, Director, ABV Consulting


Business Plan

  • Awareness of key components of a business plan.
  • Use of templates and standard business practices.
  • How this may be applied to your normal place of work.

Legislation, Risk and Asset Management

  • Facility and asset management principles: What does it involve, who is involved and why is it necessary.
  • Basic management principles and how they should be applied.
  • An introduction to organisational development tools.
  • An awareness of managing risk and how to develop a basic risk management assessment and review process.
  • Awareness of key legislative obligations which impact on the management of a facility and maintain the asset.

Managing Budgets

  • Understanding the key components of budgetary planning for a sport and recreation facility/centre.
  • Start-up Planning
  • Operating Budget
  • Cashflow
  • Stock control
  • Income Projections
  • How to develop a budget and financial projections by using standard templates and business analysis processes.

Marketing and Promotion:

  • Develop an understanding of the important role marketing can play in the success of a leisure centre/facility.
  • Develop an appreciation of the common characteristics of good and effective marketing and promotion.
  • Establishing the evidence base behind a marketing or promotional campaign.
  • How to develop a simple marketing plan through implementing various kinds of marketing and promotional activities.

Leadership Module:

  • Leadership attributes:
  • Identify what are the attributes which make a great leader.
  • Support delegates to understand their contribution to their peer network in order to develop as a team.
  • Develop a greater understanding of delegates own leadership style
  • Understand how you may impact on others and become more self-aware of how to overcome potential conflict.
  • Develop an ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Decision Making:
  • Understand how personal values and those of an organisation influence decision making.
  • Develop an understanding of the process for making values-based decisions.
  • Identify common challenges of the decision making process and how they may be overcome.
  • Identify how reflecting on delegates /organisational values allows you to make better decisions and act with integrity.


  • Identify and understand key characteristics of an effective mentor:
  • To teach
  • To Counsel
  • To Guide
  • To Challenge
  • The development of effective people skills and interactive listening.
  • Develop an approach to delivering constructive feedback
Price includes morning / afternoon tea and lunch each day. Learning materials. Courtesy transport for regional delegates (pick up from PLA preferred hotel - please see below). Delegate Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and Networking Sundowner on Day 4.
* excludes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals (except Welcome Dinner).

Peppers Kings Square Hotel
621 Wellington Street, PERTH, Ph. 08 9483 9600
Accommodation Monday 26th August to Friday 30th August $499.50 per room
For check in on Sunday 25th August, please add $125 per room
Breakfast special rate $15 per person

** To book accommodation, please email General Manager, Denny Keane on denny.keane@peppers.com.au with reference 'Parks & Leisure Australia (WA) Leisure Facility Managers Course'.

For bookings, please contact plawa@parksleisure.com.au or phone Leith Fradd on 0451 993 526
Non Member
PLA Member
All prices exclude GST and are represented in Australian Dollars.
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