The aim of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to gain workplace experience in a professional or semi-professional sporting environment. Building upon the knowledge acquired in the previous two semesters, students will be encouraged to independently perform tasks under supervision, and to lead the operations in a professional and ethical manner.
The unit will also prepare students with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to enter the workforce as a professional in sport.

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SFS6001 - Current Issues and Trends in Football

SFS6002 - Sport Integrity and Ethics

SFS6005 - Monitoring Load and Recovery in Football

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critique the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the core units to design and implement evidence-based practices appropriate for the environment in which they are operating;  
  2. Critically reflect on their own role in the industry and the relationships with other professionals in the team;  
  3. Exhibit an ability to work ethically and safely in the industry;  
  4. Evaluate and debate the effectiveness of the practices implemented with other professionals; and  
  5. Conceptually map the necessary skills required to gain employment in the industry.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Complete logbook of hours and detail of tasks undertaken Pass/Fail
Report Satisfactory Supervisor report Pass/Fail
Assignment Reflective Journal Pass/Fail
Project Drafting a position description and response to criteria Pass/Fail

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