Undergraduate Certificate in Secondary Physical Education

VU course code: SUSP | Level of study: Undergraduate
0.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Undergraduate Certificate in Secondary Physical Education


Learn skills that complement your passion for sport and coaching, with the Undergraduate Certificate in Secondary Physical Education from Victoria University.

This course gives you a recognised qualification within six months – providing a fast track towards a new career.  

You’ll graduate with a strong understanding of physical activities and concepts needed to develop movement skills in others, particularly PE for secondary-school students. 

Learn how to deliver training or facilitate sport participation in:  

  • athletics  
  • swimming and water safety 
  • games  
  • sports 
  • rhythmic and expressive movement. 

The Undergraduate Certificate in Secondary Physical Education qualification is an ideal course if you've completed a bachelor qualification in Sport and Exercise Science and are looking to further develop your knowledge and skills in Physical Education. It contributes to prerequisites for entry into a Master of Teaching, depending on your previously completed units (talk to us to learn more).

If you decide to keep studying, you may progress to the Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science, or bachelor-level qualifications in education

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).




Graduates of this course can pursue careers in a number of related fields, including: 

  • swim and water-safety teacher 
  • health and fitness support 
  • games and sport coaching 
  • after school or holiday programs. 

To aim for a Physical Education teacher role, you can continue study towards your bachelor degree, and then a teaching masters. 

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