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Start date:
25 February 2019
Duration: 
0.5 years part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
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Overview

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.

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.

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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Already a VU student?

To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

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.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Sport Integrity, 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 strategic management with advanced specialist knowledge utilising cross disciplinary knowledge to analyse the scale and scope of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in the field of sport integrity and ethics;  
  2. Assess the nature of illegal, corrupt, and anti-social conduct in sport by exemplifying independent judgement when interrogating the causes and consequences of these practices and how it threatens the credibility and integrity of sport;  
  3. Exhibit the application of legal and ethical principles to decision making processes when dealing with integrity issues in sport;  
  4. 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; and,  
  5. Communicate complex knowledge about sport integrity issues in general and responsible social behaviour in particular, in coherent and accessible ways to a range of specialist 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.

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.

Stepping In Women Leaders in Sport Program

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

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 17 February 2019 for our next intake which starts on 25 February 2019.

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After you apply

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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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