Turn your love of sport into a rewarding career, with a graduate qualification from our leading sport education program.
The Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity will teach you to fulfil the dual responsibilities of managers in professional and community sport.
You will learn to run leagues and associations, manage facilities, deliver events, and administer clubs at the highest professional level.
You will also acquire skills and knowledge related to building communities, eliminating barriers to participation, and reducing social disadvantage through sport participation.
Throughout, you will focus on the integrity of sport, helping to sustain and improve its public value.
On graduation, you will have the professional competencies needed for organising resources to meet the needs of diverse communities.
This diploma is the second stage of three postgraduate courses, and leads into our Master of Sport Business and Integrity.
Our College of Sport and Exercise Science is one of Australia’s leading sport education providers. 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.
Our sport research received the highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment.
We have over 200 partnerships and affiliations with peak sporting bodies, professional and community sporting clubs, and public-health and education groups.
Partner organisations offer work placements and contacts within the industry. They include the following:
- Australian Football League (AFL)
- Austalian 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. Our Graduate Certificate in Sport Business and Integrity earns you credits towards this diploma.
Once you have successfully completed this diploma, you will gain entry to the Master of Sport Business and Integrity – and already be more than half way to completing the full masters degree.
This course is delivered at 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 sport management
On graduation, you will be ready for sport-management positions, including the following:
- sport integrity manager
- community relations manager
- corporate and community partnership manager
- sport development manager
- sport planning manager.
Sport managers 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 Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity, students will be required to complete 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) consisting of:
- 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) core units
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On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Synthesise knowledge gained from the Graduate Certificate in Sport Integrity with advanced specialist understandings of strategic management.|
|2.||Exhibit independent judgement when balancing strategies that focus on integrity issues, social development issues, resource-use issues, and, growth and sustainability issues.|
|3.||Critically apply legal and ethical principles to decision making processes when dealing with integrity, resource use, and social development.|
|4.||Design, justify, and implement integrity-based strategic initiatives; involving structural, cultural and operational change that enables sporting enterprises to build and broaden sport participation at both the competitive and informal levels.|
|5.||Advise the organisation in the delivery of quality sport experiences through dynamic 21st Century work-teams that operate within ethical frames highlighting personal accountability, social responsibility, social value, and participant satisfaction.|
|6.||Articulate and report complex knowledge about sport integrity, strategy, and sport development issues 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: 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 any discipline
Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum three (3) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
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