Aim for a rewarding career maintaining the positive role of professional and community sport, with a Graduate Certificate in Sport Integrity from VU.
This certificate is the first of three courses that make up our Master of Sport Business and Integrity.
During your study, you will come to understand the scope of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in sport. You will develop an ethical framework for questioning the causes and consequences for individuals and communities.
You will graduate with knowledge and skills for building positive sporting cultures, and managing negative influences with credibility and integrity.
This qualification opens career opportunities in community development, athlete relationship management, and sport organisation integrity commissions.
Our College of Sport and Exercise Science is a leading sport education provider. When you study sport-related topics with us, you will be part of a fantastic community of sport study and achievement.
The College offers a huge range of sport-related courses, dozens of connections with sporting organisations, and cutting-edge facilities.
You will benefit from expert lecturers and mentors.
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.
If you are aiming for a leadership or high-level management role, our Master of Sport Business and Integrity will give you the qualifications and skills to achieve your goals.
Our courses are designed to lead into one another. This certificate earns you credits and leads into the Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity.
Once you have successfully completed the diploma, you will gain entry to the Master of Sport Business and Integrity – and you will already be more than half way to completing the full masters degree.
Our campus is in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, directly opposite Flinders Street Station.
Many of our postgraduate students are working professionals, so we keep our study flexible and convenient. Our campus is the perfect location if you are juggling work and study. It is conveniently positioned, surrounded by the business community, and close to many important sports facilities.
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Careers in sporting organisations
Students who complete the course will be ready for sport-administrator positions, including the following:
- community development officer
- integrity officer
- player relations officer
- player welfare officer
- player agent
- stakeholder relations officer.
Sport administrators earn, on average, A$74,800 (JobOutlook).
To aim high in the sport business management world, continue your study with our Master of Sport Business and Integrity.
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Sport Integrity, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:
- 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) of core units.
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On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Integrate conceptual understandings of strategic management with advanced specialist knowledge in the field of sport integrity and ethics;|
|2.||Utilise cross disciplinary knowledge to analyse the scale and scope of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in sport;|
|3.||Evaluate the nature of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in sport, and how it threatens the credibility and integrity of sport;|
|4.||Exemplify independent judgement when interrogating the causes and consequences of these practices;|
|5.||Exhibit the application of legal and ethical principles to decision making processes when dealing with integrity issues in sport;|
|6.||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;|
|7.||Contribute to the organisation and delivery of quality sport experiences through dynamic 21st Century work-teams that operate within ethical frames that highlight personal accountability, social responsibility, participant satisfaction, and public value.|
|8.||Communicate complex knowledge about sport integrity issues in general and responsible social behaviour in particular, in coherent and accessible ways to a range of specialis and non-specialist audiences.|
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.
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:
- Commonwealth Supported Place, your fees are partly subsidised by the Australian Government.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll need to pay the full amount for all units you study.
To calculate the total cost of your course:
- Select which units you’d like to study.
- Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
- 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.
- Bachelor/Honours degree: Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum five (5) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.
Australian Sports Commission
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, consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:
You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).
Direct applications are due on 15 July 2018 for our next intake which starts on 23 July 2018.Apply direct to VU
Use our Admissions centre to
- Save incomplete applications to finish later
- Submit applications for one or more courses
- Track the progress of your applications
- Upload any additional information we request
After you apply
- It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered