Learn to manage the maintenance and design of recreation facilities and equipment, including swimming pools, sportsgrounds, and recreation buildings.

Develop and expand the skills and knowledge gained in Leisure Facility Management 1 to better manage all types of leisure facilities.

Manage Development and Maintenance of Leisure Facilities

  • Study leisure management at home
  • Learn to manage leisure facilities -self paced study, start any time
  • Professional tutors and course developers teaching leisure management for 3 decades


Part 1: This course relates to the management and maintenance of both indoor and outdoor facilities and equipment, including swimming pools, locker rooms, buildings, gymnasiums, and sports turf. Content includes monitoring the condition of equipment, routine maintenance programming and simple repair procedures.

Part 2: This course develops a manager's ability to participate effectively as part of a design team for major works, or to plan and direct contractors in the development of minor facilities. It covers:

  • Ergonomicconsiderations
  • Managing construction work
  • Design of sports grounds
  • Design of indoor facilities
  • Design of gymnasium equipment

There are thirteen lessons as follows

  1. Introduction to Facility Management
  2. Water Facilities
  3. Sports Turf Facilities
  4. Gymnasiums
  5. Public Buildings
  6. Toilets & Locker Rooms
  7. Introduction to Design
  8. Ergonomics
  9. Outdoor Facilities
  10. Indoor Facilities
  11. Interior Design
  12. Equipment Design
  13. Managing Construction

Duration: 100 hours


Scope of Leisure Facility Management

Administration of a facility involves exercising control over both its use and its state of repair.

Administrative tasks may vary according to the type of facility concerned, but they may include:

*Ordering materials required for routine maintenance tasks, such as:

  • Chemicals for cleaning toilets
  • Fertiliser for turf
  • Polish for polishing floors
  • Safety equipment
  • Cleaning products for equipment, etc.

*Ordering materials required for routine operation of facilities, such as:

  • Toilet paper or soap for change rooms
  • Coffee, tea, sugar, milk for kitchen
  • Water for a water cooler or drinks for a dispensing machine
  • Maintenance checks on equipment

*Directing staff in maintenance tasks, such as:

  • Mowing grass
  • Sweeping, vacuuming or polishing floors
  • Cleaning toilets/showers/change rooms
  • Pool maintenance (eg. checking filtration or chemical treatments)
  • Promoting facilities & bookings availability

*Staff Training

  • Planning and running staff training sessions
  • Induction of new staff
  • Authorising external training programs.

*Managing bookings for the use of facilities, including:

  • Allocating different rooms, outdoor areas, pools, etc. to different clubs or other groups at specific times.
  • Allocating times for maintenance work to be carried out on different facilities.
  • Maintaining a coordinated record of bookings

*Organising staff or contractors to carry out repairs such as:

  • fixing broken windows
  • plumbing work
  • carpentry work
  • replacing broken lights
  • repainting

*Managing office procedures

  • Answering phone, processing mail, processing accounts etc.
  • Writing maintenance procedures & checklists, cleaning lists etc.
  • Maintaining records of services (eg. servicing gym equipment)
  • Maintaining warranty records.

*Workplace health and safety for maintenance of facilities

  •  Supplying protective equipment