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Diploma of Sport Development

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 coach or sports manager.

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

SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your career in the sports and fitness industry with this higher-level qualification. Coaches and instructors are in high demand in Australia with up to 50,000 job openings expected in the next five years. This course will give you the skills to become a qualified sports development manager or coach.

You will have the opportunity to study different specialisations: sports coaching, fitness, and outdoor recreation. Depending on your specialisation you may learn how to plan and deliver coaching programs, assist athletes to prevent injury or illness, plan and conduct strength and conditioning sessions, lead and manage people, and roster officials. You will also cover topics including management principles, sports psychology, sports nutrition, or group training. Our highly experienced team of industry experts will give you the one-on-one guidance and mentoring to succeed in the sports industry.

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.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBADM502B
Manage meetings
ICAICT308A
Use advanced features of computer applications
SISSSCO306
Provide drugs in sport information
SISSSCO307
Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308
Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
SISXCAI306A
Facilitate groups
SISXCCS403A
Determine needs of client populations
SISXIND404A
Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
SISXIND406A
Manage projects
SISXRSK502A
Manage organisational risks
SISXWHS402
Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
Brisbane Roar Football Program - Electives
VPC60
Vocational placement
Focus on Coaching - Electives
VPC60
Vocational placement
Focus on Surfing, Soccer or Fitness - Electives
VPC060
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SISSSCO101
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO303
Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO409
Work collaboratively with support personnel
SISSSCO512
Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
SISSSCO513
Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
SISSSDE502
Design and implement strategies to increase participation
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXIND006
Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
SITXEBS002
Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
Brisbane Roar Football Program - Electives
SISSSOC301A
Perform advanced level soccer skills
SISFFIT012
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISSSCO101
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO303
Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO304
Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISSSDE502
Design and implement strategies to increase participation
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXIND006
Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
Focus on Coaching - Electives
SISFFIT012
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
SISSSCO101
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO303
Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO304
Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISSSCO411
Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching
SISSSDE502
Design and implement strategies to increase participation
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXIND409
Organise a sport, fitness or recreation event
SITXCOM401
Manage conflict
Focus on Fitness - Electives
SISFFIT027
Conduct health promotion activities
BSBSMB403
Market the small business
BSBSMB404
Undertake small business planning
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT013
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT017
Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT018
Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT019
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT021
Instruct personal training programs
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
Focus on Surfing, Soccer or Fitness - Electives
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISSSCO101
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO303
Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO304
Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISSSCO409
Work collaboratively with support personnel
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A
Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005
Conduct individualised long-term training programs

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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • 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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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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 - For a list of all English Language test 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.

Vocational 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. You are required to complete 60 - 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

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.

Need to know

Brisbane Roar Football Program

If you study the Brisbane Roar Football Program with TAFE Queensland you will also receive the following Statements of Completion:

  • Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Certificate
  • Australian Strength and  Conditioning Association  Level 1 Strength and  Conditioning Coach
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Football Community Coaching Certificate
  • Football Level 4 Officiating Certificate

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