Sport Management Courses

The Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management allows graduates to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity.

This qualification compliments existing technical qualifications such as fitness or massage by developing management skills.

The course leads to job outcomes in a range of sport or health organisations that may include: Sports and Recreation Manager, Sports Official, Allied Health Manager, Event Manager, Facility Manager.

The College offers a choice of 2 streams for this course allowing students to specialise in their chosen industry area:

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DIPLOMA OF SPORT & RECREATION MANAGEMENT | General Program

National Course Code: SIS50115

Course Overview

The Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management – General Program is for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge to work in a management position in either a sport, health or recreation based organisations.

Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified in the General Stream are primarily employed as managers in a fitness or leisure facility or in their own business. Possible job titles include; Competition manager, Executive officer, Facility manager, Program manager, Centre manager, Assistant centre manager, Volunteer coordinator, Sports program officer, Operations officer.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.
  • A study pathway to the university qualifications in Sport and Recreation Management.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity. These individuals have a high degree of autonomy and manage the effective provision of services or programs in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres. They have knowledge of relevant local and national health networks, and the skills to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.

The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

The General Stream is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist clients to reach their exercise goals, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

The course is aimed at students over 18 years of age.

This program is timetabled for 800 hours over a course duration of 52 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced, distance) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (640 hours) and the remaining 20% (160 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1200 hours (800 structured hours and 400 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

Training and Assessment

Your class room learning will take place in theory classrooms.

In your classes you can expect to take the role of client and sport and recreation manager, engage in roleplays, create plans, processes and programs and simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace. You will learn and develop your knowledge to plan for your clients’ care or stakeholders’ needs.

In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.

Training locations

Your training will occur on campus and within a gym as appropriate.

Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

Student Support

The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

  • Support services
  • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
  • Legal services
  • Emergency and health services
  • Facilities and resources
  • Complaints and appeals processes
  • Deferments

Additional sources of student services information available includes:

  • Student Services Booklet
  • ALG Student Handbook
  • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
  • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
  • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.

Click here to download the Timetable for this course

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

SIS50115 – Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

DURATION

Full Time 12 months
(4 Terms x 10 Weeks)

JOB OUTCOMES

Competition Manager, Executive Officer, Facility Manager, Program Manager, Centre Manager, Assistant Centre Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Sports program Officer, Operations Officer

COURSE FEES

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DIPLOMA OF SPORT & RECREATION MANAGEMENT | Fitness Program

National Course Code: SIS50115​

Course Overview

The Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management – Fitness Program is for students who want to gain management skills whilst further enhancing their expertise in the fitness industry.

*These modules require a current Certificate IV in Fitness as a pre-requisite.

The Fitness Specialist modules are conducted as hands on practical classes which are typically held in a fitness centre or gym environment as the classroom.

Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at in the Fitness Stream are primarily employed as personal trainers in a fitness or leisure facility or in their own business. Possible job titles include; Advanced Personal Trainer, Fitness Services Coordinator, Personal Training Manager.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.

Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity. These individuals have a high degree of autonomy and manage the effective provision of services or programs in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.

Individuals who undertake the Fitness stream will also develop collaborative programs across various health and wellness sectors. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs. They have knowledge of relevant local and national health networks, and the skills to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.

The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

To enrol into the Fitness Stream, students must hold a Certificate IV in Fitness or equivalent.

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment for the Fitness Stream. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing a range of fitness activities and using a range of gym equipment. Manual handling is also required.

Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist clients to reach their exercise goals, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

The course is aimed at students 18 and over.

This program is timetabled for 800 hours over a course duration of 52 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced, distance) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (640 hours) and the remaining 20% (160 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1200 hours (800 structured hours and 400 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

Training and Assessment

Your class room learning will take place in theory classrooms. For Fitness Stream, the training will also take place in working gyms. This means your classroom will have similar equipment, educational and physical resources to those you will find in gym or fitness centre.

Where possible, students will be allocated to different gyms throughout their course, in order to experience different standards of facilities and resources. This will mean that students are able to modify their programming based on the resources that are available to them.

In your classes you can expect to take the role of client and personal trainer or sport and recreation manager, engage in roleplays, create programs and simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace. You will learn and develop your knowledge to plan for your clients’ care or stakeholders’ needs.
In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.

Practical classes

Fitness Stream students will undertake half of your timetabled study program in a working gym. In this practical you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to successfully complete a range of tasks including a log book and practical exam.

Training locations

Your training will occur on campus and within a gym as appropriate.
Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

Student Support

The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

  • Support services
  • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
  • Legal services
  • Emergency and health services
  • Facilities and resources
  • Complaints and appeals processes
  • Deferments

Additional sources of student services information available includes:

  • Student Services Booklet
  • ALG Student Handbook
  • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
  • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
  • All students attending practical classes at a gym must wear appropriate gym clothing and shoes and bring a towel to all practical classes.
  • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.

Click here to download the Timetable for this course

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

SIS50115 – Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management 

DURATION

Full Time 12 months
(4 Terms x 10 Weeks)

JOB OUTCOMES

Advanced Personal Trainer, Fitness Services Coordinator, Personal Training Manager

COURSE FEES

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