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Duration: 
0.5 years part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face
Start date:
22 July 2019
Application due dates:
Direct applications are due on 14 July 2019 for our next intake which starts on 22 July 2019.

Overview

Develop sport management, administration and leadership capabilities with VU’s Graduate Certificate in Community Sport Management.

During your study, you will build skills in:

  • managing community partnerships with stakeholders
  • strategic planning and management for sport businesses
  • sport facility and event management
  • financial and money management (accounting, economics and finance functions) associated with sport entities.

You will graduate with the knowledge and skills to enter management roles in all levels of sport, ranging from community to elite – corporate to non-profit - and recreation to professional.

To enhance your skills further, and grow your career prospects, you may progress to our Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity, then our Master of Sport Business and Integrity.

The College of Sport and Exercise Science has over 200 partnerships and affiliations with peak sporting bodies, professional and community sporting clubs, and public-health and education groups.

Partner organisations offer valuable contacts within the industry. They include the following:

  • Australian Football league (AFL)
  • Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
  • Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Tennis Australia
  • Melbourne Victory
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Melbourne Rebels
  • Hockey Victoria
  • Cricket Victoria
  • Melbourne Vixens Netball team
  • Western Jets Football Club
  • Racing Victoria
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Real Madrid Graduate School.

 

Victoria University is one of Australia's most recognisable sport universities. We have an outstanding reputation in sport, exercise science, health and fitness.

VU’s facilities are the most comprehensive range of sport and exercise science facilities in the southern hemisphere. Our world-class sport and learning precinct at our Footscray Park Campus includes the Institute for Health & Sport (IHES).

We have the largest number of students enrolled in sport courses, and more sport industry partners than any other university. We also have the most graduates working in the sport industry.

As a postgraduate student you might want to take up one of many opportunities to further develop your academic language and study skills. VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Careers in Community Sport Management

Our Graduate Certificate in Community Sport Management will ensure you acquire the broad skillset necessary for a successful career in sport. There are tremendous business and personal growth opportunities as leaders, administrators and managers. You will be equipped to add to the public value of the sport industry through your work in community partnerships, planning and management, facilities and events, and other opportunities.

In complex organisations you will be prepared for a range of sport management and leadership roles in:

  • national, state and local government
  • the private sector
  • non-profit sport sector
  • international sport organisations.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Community Sport Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate conceptual understandings of the management of community sport with advanced specialist knowledge utilising cross disciplinary knowledge to analyse the various ways in which sport organisations may partner and collaborate with other organisations to achieve mutually beneficial financial, strategic, and event outcomes;  
  2. Evaluate sport partnership theories and stakeholder strategies as applied to sport partnership developments and formalised agreements;  
  3. Design and justify strategic initiatives involving structural, cultural, and operational change enabling sporting enterprises to adopt practices which focus on integrity and use it as a tool for creating additional public value;  
  4. Assess the design and management of sport facilities and events in consideration of the strategies used to deliver value-for-money experiences to the widest audiences; and,  
  5. Critically review the role accounting, finance, economics, and analytics play in the successful implementation of sport marketing strategies.  

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.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

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.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

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.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

Recreation Aquatic Management Program

Bon Education

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply direct to VU

Apply direct to VU using our admission centre submit applications for one or more courses, track and save your progress and upload additional information.

Direct applications are due on 14 July 2019 for our next intake which starts on 22 July 2019.

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