TAFE Queensland has partnered with Queensland Rugby League to deliver a unique sports development program. This specialised rugby-league training will give you the skills you need to work behind the scenes to bring the inter-state challenge to life.

About the Maroons Academy

The Maroons Academy will prepare you to meet the demands of working in a professional sports environment. At the same time, you'll get to spend quality time enhancing your rugby league skills. You will be embedded within the QRL environment, learning back office skills such as marketing and public relations as well as coaching and game development elements.

During your studies, you’ll have access to the state’s best coaches, trainers and industry educators. You'll graduate with the skills you need to succeed in the sports and fitness industry.


Learn how the program can benefit you

Rugby league has established itself as one of the premier sports in Australia. The success of the Queensland Maroons in the State of Origin series is fuelling continued growth in the sport throughout Queensland. According to nrl.com, rugby league participation grew more than 3.5 per cent in 2018. Women are joining the sport in increasing numbers with the number of female players more than doubling in the past three years.

The Maroons Academy program covers key sports development areas. You'll study how to develop coaching programs and increase your business acumen. This study is coupled with immersive training with coaches and staff.

You'll graduate with a diploma qualification as well as several industry-specific certifications. This course will prepare rugby league staff, officials and coaches to build their careers and lead the future of the sport.


Set yourself apart with extra qualifications

By completing the Maroons Academy program, you'll graduate with the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Sport (SIS50319) 
  • Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate
  • Child Safe Standards in Sport Certificate
  • Rugby League First Aid Certificate
  • Club Coaching Certificate
  • Referee Foundation 1 Certificate

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