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Shaping Queensland's Sporting Professionals

TAFE Queensland Sports Academy is training the next generation of sports development professionals. Develop industry-relevant skills and launch your career working in the sport you love.

Our courses have been developed in partnership with leading Queensland sporting organisations. The academy will prepare you for a career in sports development while you further develop your sporting skills.

Our flexible study options give you the best of both worlds. Combining face-to-face, on-campus study with an immersive on-the-job experience with our industry partners. You'll get unique industry insights working within the partner’s organisation, their sporting clubs and alongside coaches.


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Maroons Academy

This specialised rugby-league training will prepare you for the inter-state challenge. TAFE Queensland has partnered with Queensland Rugby League (QRL) to deliver this unique program. 

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Football Program

TAFE Queensland has partnered with the Football Queensland to offer this custom-made program. Get the specialised skills you need to join the next generation of Australia's football professionals.

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Queensland Cricket Academy

This partnership with Queensland Cricket offers a custom-made program. Get the specialised skills to join the next generation of professionals who work behind the scenes across Queensland Cricket.

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How it works

Graduates of the TAFE Queensland Sports Academy will receive a Diploma of Sport (SIS50319) qualification. You'll also graduate with in-demand and job-ready industry certifications specific to your chosen sport.

All theory for this qualification is delivered at our South Bank campus, where you will develop essential industry skills including managing risk, leading and managing people, and maintaining workplace health and safety. Possible specialisations include coaching, officiating, project management, or event management. Build key business skills such as budgeting, customer service, sponsorship and marketing, and learn how to manage stakeholder relationships.

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


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