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Academy of Sport

TAFE Queensland’s Academy of Sport promotes excellence by equipping up and coming Queensland athletes and sports industry professionals with the right tools to pursue success in and outside the sporting arena.

The Academy of Sport has a range of TAFE at School or post-school student athlete and sports industry pathway programs across Queensland.

TAFE Queensland facilitates Academy of Sport programs in partnership with peak sporting organisations and clubs across different parts of Queensland. Currently, the Academy is offering programs in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Tully.

TAFE at School Programs


If you’re a year 10, 11 or 12 student you may be able to complete an Academy of Sport TAFE at School Program while you're still at school. TAFE Queensland facilitates the program with peak sporting bodies and clubs around Queensland, with more partnerships to come.

The program focuses on practical learning in a sporting context and you can expect to learn in an active and engaging environment. Student athletes will undertake the Certificate II in Sport Coaching SIS20319^ qualification with a focus on their specific sport. You will also undertake regular strength and conditioning, sports specific training and athlete development workshops as part of the program. Sessions are broken into a combination of theory and hands-on delivery to advance the learning experience. You can expect to undertake most of their learning at a sporting facility, rather than a traditional campus setting.

Our TAFE at School program fits in with your existing high school studies and will generally replace one of your senior schooling subjects. Gaining a Certificate II in Sports Coaching will contribute to your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Graduate programs

The TAFE Queensland Academy of Sport Graduate Program is a post-secondary school student athlete development pathway that promotes excellence by equipping young athletes with the right tools to pursue success on and off the field. TAFE Queensland facilitates the Academy program in partnership with peak sporting organisations across different parts of Queensland.

Student athletes will be combining their passion for sport with a formal qualification designed to provide a full picture of the sport coaching and sport development industry. From the athlete-coach on the field to community recreation this program allows you to experience it all.  Student athletes will develop coaching drills, conditioning for sport, sports trainer skills as well as customer service, managing schedules and events.  The delivery is centred on applying your skills in the sporting industry with plenty of hands on opportunities to master your trade.

Outside of the academic learning environment student athletes will continue to develop their professional sporting habits and skills through a holistic, performance-based sporting program developed specifically for student athletes. Student athletes will attend regular sports specific training sessions as well as educational workshops on nutrition, recovery, sports science and psychology while also hearing from expert guest speakers and engaging with professional athletes.

The TAFE Queensland North Academy of Sport Program has been designed to provide an educational and physical training environment that is assists the student athlete in advancing their physical and mental threshold leading to improved performance and output, both on and off the field.

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