Aim for a rewarding career maintaining the positive role of professional and community sport, with a Graduate Certificate in Sport Integrity from VU.
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 like to progress to our Master of Sport Business.
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.
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.
Victoria University has been ranked number 9 in the world for sport science.
Our ground-breaking research, world-class facilities and partnerships with some of the world’s top sporting clubs have rocketed us to this position.
Studying with us means you benefit from all of the opportunities that come with our elite status – learning from academics who are connected with top organisations, researching with national sporting bodies and accessing our cutting-edge sport-science equipment.
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.
Find out what sport administrators earn, and the job prospects in the field, on the Australian government job-data site JobOutlook.
To aim high in the sport business management world, continue your study with our Master of Sport Business.
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.
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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 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.
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 for this course: Full-fee
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Commonwealth supported place pay tuition fees that are partly subsidised by the Australian government
- full fee-paying place need to pay the full amount for all enrolled units before census each study period.
In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).
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.
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 course. 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 chair 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.
Find out more about applying for our courses.
Apply direct to VU
Direct applications are due on 13 February 2022 for our next intake which starts on 21 February 2022.
Already a VU student?
If you are already a VU student, apply direct to VU using our Admissions centre to transfer into this course. Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.
After you apply
- It’s important to check for emails from us (which may go to your spam/junk folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered