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  • SIS50319
  • 102515B

Diploma of Sport

At a glance

At a glance

Take your career in sports development to the next level with this advanced qualification. This course will give you the skills to become a high-performance coach or sports manager.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Sport Development Manager
  • High Performance Coach
  • Talent Manager
COURSE OUTCOME

SIS50319 Diploma of Sport

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your career in the sports and fitness industry with this higher-level qualification. This course will give you the skills to become a qualified sports development manager or coach. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook Service, there is very strong future growth predicted for people working as sports coaches, instructors and officials. They predict there will be around 28,000 job openings in this large occupation over the next five years.

In this course you'll cover coaching fundamentals including how to plan and deliver coaching programs for high-performing athletes. You'll also be introduced to the area of sports development and discover how to design, deliver and manage a range of community sport and recreation activities for the general public. You'll also develop essential industry skills including managing risk, leading and managing people, and maintaining workplace health and safety. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a coach or sports development manager across a diverse range of settings.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

Sports Academy Programs - Electives
You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

Focus on Coaching - Electives
You will also be required to undertake 60 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

Focus on Fitness - Electives
You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBRSK501
Manage risk
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
SITXHRM003
Lead and manage people

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Sports Academy Program - Electives
SISSSCO003
Meet participant coaching needs
SISSSCO004
Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
SISSSCO016
Coach participants in sport competition
SITXEBS002
Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
BSBLDR511
Develop and use emotional intelligence
SISXIND006
Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
SISXMGT001
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
SISSSCO011
Manage integrity in sport
SISXFIN001
Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
SITXMGT003
Manage projects
AHCCCF404
Contribute to association governance
Focus on Coaching - Electives
SISSSCO008
Apply anti-doping policies
SISSSCO003
Meet participant coaching needs
SISSSCO004
Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
SISSSCO016
Coach participants in sport competition
SISXCAI008
Plan, conduct and review training and recovery programs
SISXIND006
Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
SITXMGT003
Manage projects
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISSSCO011
Manage integrity in sport
SISSSCO007
Apply sport psychology principles
SISSSCO010
Implement sport talent identification programs
Focus on Fitness - Electives
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISXIND006
Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
SITXMGT003
Manage projects
BSBLDR511
Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBCUS501
Manage quality customer service
SISSSCO004
Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
SISXICT001
Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
SISXMGT001
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
SISXCAI005
Conduct individualised long-term training programs
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
BSBSLS408
Present, secure and support sales solutions

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

Money IconUpfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,528 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Money IconPayment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Money IconInternational Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students, however if you'd like to complete the Brisbane Roar Football Program you'll need to download and complete the application form. If selected, TAFE Queensland may contact you for an interview, after the interview, you will receive an official enrolment offer. 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies, or currently employed in the industry. If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. Depending on your specialisation you are required to complete up to 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase resources, uniform items, including TAFE Queensland branded items. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs.

Need to know

You must be eligible for a blue card to be able to complete this course.

If you study in one of the Sports Academy programs with TAFE Queensland, you'll also graduate with several industry certifications specific to your chosen sport. Find out more about Sports Academy.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland