Course essentials

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VU course code:
SIS50612
Location:
Delivery mode:
Blended
Face to Face
Online
Duration:
1 year full time

Develop the necessary skills and knowledge to kick-start your career in the sport and recreation industry. This course offers a pathway into sport science, human movement, sport coaching and sport management degrees at VU.

Your skill development includes: 

  • sport technology
  • sport nutrition
  • sport sponsorship
  • project management
  • sport psychology.  

Learning from current industry professionals at VU’s Footscray Park campus, you will have access to:

  • state-of-the-art sports facilities
  • sport science capabilities
  • industry and community networks
  • world-class sport and exercise science research.

Sport specific options

The Victoria University sport academies offer a one-year sport-specific option as part of the program, aimed at emerging high-performance athletes and coaches wanting to pursue elite sports development and expand their career options.

We offer the following sport specific options:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • basketball
  • cricket
  • golf
  • netball
  • soccer.

Throughout your studies you will have access to sport-specific conditioning, massage and osteopathy treatments, physical screening and testing, athlete research and sport nutrition advice.

Supplementary application information

Sport-specific applicants are expected to be involved in their chosen sport at a competitive level and must also submit a completed  A318 form.

Please note: the sport-specific option is not available to international students

Award-winning learning model

This course is delivered through Victoria Polytechnic’s award-winning Blended Learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities. 

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Sports Coaching courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

[Supp. Desc. Info] SIS50612 - Diploma of Sport Development


Sport Development students train in state-of-the-art facilities at the Footscray Park campus.

Careers

The sport, fitness and recreation industries play a crucial and significant role in the health and wellbeing of Australians. There are diverse and expanding career opportunities in this sector. 

Graduates of this practical qualification will be ready to work in a wide range of roles, from managing competitions, sports venues and facilities to identifying and developing athletes.

Example job titles include:

  • sport development manager
  • sport venues and facilities manager 
  • competition manager
  • program developer
  • talent development manager
  • sport coach
  • sport administrator
  • sporting club manager
  • sporting event manager.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degrees and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 12 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

Course objectives

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career in sport development. Occupational outcomes for this qualification can vary from managing competitions, sport venues and facilities and identifying and developing athletes.

Course structure

To be awarded SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development a student must successfully complete a total of twenty (20) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eleven (11) core units and; 

  • nine (9) elective units which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or from units which are first packaged at AQF level 4, or 5 within SIS10; up to 4 elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be units which are first packaged at AQF level 5.

CORE UNITS

Mainstream and Specialised Stream:

ELECTIVE UNITS

Mainstream Option:

Specialised Stream:

Units in Transition:

This unit will not be offered after 31 December 2017 to either current or prospective students.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

Calculate your course fees.

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Other: Applicants looking to enrol into this course with a sport specific option, will be required to attend game play and individual skill trials to determine eligibility and course suitability. Unsuccessful applicants at sport specific trials may be provided an alternate offer into the mainstream course instead.

    Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

    For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Police Record Check and Working With Children Check (WWC). Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator, means you will be unable to undertake practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course.

    The following are suggested sites you could visit to obtain these checks:
    • Police record check - http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274
    • WWC check - http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Sports Coaching courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

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