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Corporate structure

ASC organisation overview

Our role

The Commission is focused on getting more Australians to participate and excel in sport. To achieve this, we:

  • deliver key programs in line with the Australian Government’s sport policy objectives
  • provide financial support and other assistance to national sporting organisations to deliver participation and high performance results and improve their capability, sustainability and effectiveness
  • build collaboration, alignment and effectiveness within the Australian sport sector.

Our structure

During 2011-12 the ASC realigned its organisational structure to enable it to best fulfil the role required of it by the Australian Government and by the Australian sport sector. The organisation is now structured into three divisions, as represented diagrammatically below.

Corporate Structure

The role of each of the divisions is outlined below.

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has primary responsibility for leading the strategic direction of high performance sport in Australia. The AIS has three key roles:

  • providing strategic leadership and direction of high performance sport (including capability building and the delivery of national programs)
  • delivery of world-class athlete preparation (including coaching, sports science and sports medicine, program management, vocational/pastoral care and competition opportunities) 
  • fostering a national approach to applied performance research.

The focus of the Participation and Sustainable Sports division is on providing specialist support to sports and the sector to build the capability and capacity of national sporting organisations (NSOs) and their delivery. The division also focuses on collaboration with NSO’s and other partners to develop and implement comprehensive participation plans; coordinate all funding arrangements and compliance with sport sector partners; community sport through the ‘Sporting Schools’ program; and International Sport for Development programs.

The role of Corporate Operations is to provide business capability and services to support all divisions of the ASC to enable it to deliver on its strategic plan. Key areas of focus include:

  • human resource capabilities
  • information technology capabilities
  • sound financial and asset management practices
  • managing the ASC’s responsibilities within the compliance framework
  • providing high quality facilities and services.

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Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.