WAIS Employment Overview

The Western Australian Institute of Sport offers employment and experience opportunities across many disciplines.

Click here to view the current WAIS employment opportunities.


Employment opportunities may be published on the WAIS website, LinkedIn, Sportspeople or Seek.com. All other websites advertising WAIS positions have not been published with WAIS' consent and may contain incorrect information. To remain up to date with WAIS employment opportunities, please always visit the WAIS website in the first instance.

Employee and consultants working in the WAIS daily training environment will be required to possess specific qualifications and maintain the validity of these documents to commence and continue working with WAIS:

  • Working with Children's Check
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR certification
  • Coaching/Discipline Accreditation

Student Placement

To obtain a student placement at WAIS, you must be in your third year or higher of a relevant degree. A request for placement must come via your university, and you must provide the following documentation to be considered for placement;

  • Working with children check
  • Insurance documentation from your university
  • Letter of reference/support from your university
  • Provide evidence of current first aid

International students are subject to Visa requirements, and must also provide the above documentation in addition to the required documents for visa approval.

Service Provision

WAIS uses the services of sports physicians, massage therapists and physiotherapists. All providers must meet the below minimum requirements to be eligible as a WAIS preferred provider.


To provide services to WAIS as a Physiotherapist, the applicant must meet the minimum requirements of:

Essential Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy
  • A post graduate degree In Sports Physiotherapy
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in the applied sports environment
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Professional Recognition

  • Registration under the Physiotherapy Board of Australia


  • Experience in working with elite individual athletes and sporting teams within a high performance sporting environment.
  • Experience working across a number of sports.
  • Experience in working within a multidisciplinary performance team environment to achieve sports outcomes.


To provide services to WAIS as a Massage Therapist, the applicant must meet the minimum requirements of:

Essential Qualifications

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Medically oriented and/or sports related post-graduate soft tissue courses.
  • Certification in Myofascial Dry Needling (typically a minimum 6 day full time course)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check

Professional Recognition

  • Membership with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) or other industry association in remedial massage and myotherapy fields (i.e., IRMA)
  • Membership with Sports Medicine Australia as a Soft Tissue Therapist


  • A minimum of 3 years' experience with elite athletes from a variety of high performance sport such as athletics, cycling, swimming, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rowing and basketball.
  • Experience must include the assessment, treatment and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, and advanced knowledge of specialized soft tissue techniques
  • Although experience travelling with State level high performance sports teams to National level competitions is desirable, it is essential to have attended local competitions as Soft Tissue Support Staff.

WAIS reviews its Approved Provider List annually, in February of each year. To register your interest as a WAIS approved provider, please email a copy of your resume and the above relevant qualifications to recruitment@wais.org.au. All providers are subject to approval from the WAIS Chief Medical Officer.