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1 year full time or longer for part time
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The Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity addresses the dual responsibilities sport managers now have.

The responsibilities are to not only run leagues and associations, manage facilities, deliver events, and administer clubs at the highest professional level, but also grow the game, meet its social obligations, build communities, and using sport’s kudos and good standing to eliminate barriers to participation and reduce social disadvantage.

The course aims to provide a diverse program that delivers a sound base of professional capabilities that will enable graduates to not only assemble and strategically organise resources to meet the growing needs of diverse communities, but also do it in such a way that sport’s integrity is sustained, and its public value is optimised.

This graduate diploma is the second stage of a nested suite of three courses that make up the Master of Sport Business and Integrity. Successful completion of this course will lead you to admission into our Master of Sport Business and Integrity.


Students who complete the course will be able to apply for positions such as:

  • sport integrity managers
  • community relations managers
  • corporate and community partnership managers
  • sport development managers
  • sport planning managers.

Course structure

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

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

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

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  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

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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.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in either Sport – which includes sport studies and/or managerial and leadership units; or,
    Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Business.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, a minimum of 10 year's experience as a sport professional / manager.

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 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

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