Study online or at our Brisbane campus
Athletes aren’t the only stars in sports. Working behind the scenes are skilled professionals that make the game possible. If you’re passionate about sports this could be you. Our Diploma of Sport specialising in both Sport Coaching and Sport Development will give you the necessary skills to kickstart your sports career. Learn how to supervise athlete performance, manage the sports business and coach a team.
- Course: Diploma of Sport: Coaching / Sport Development
- Code: SIS50319
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Study methods: Online, on campus, or a combination
- Duration: 12 months
- Payment methods: VSL Funded Course
Our Flexible Study Formats
We offer personalised flexible study formats with:
- Interactive online resources
- Practical business-related assessments
- Ongoing, personalised support in completing your assignments and achieving your goals
Study how you want, and when you want.
True Professionals Never Stop Learning
The Diploma of Sport provides the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport. We have carefully selected the units in this course to specialise in sport coaching and sport development, to maximise your employment outcomes. This program is based on the nationally endorsed training package, and successful students will be awarded the qualification “Diploma of Sport” which is recognised anywhere in Australia.
Occupational outcomes for this qualification can vary from sports coaching, managing competitions, sports venues and facilities, and identifying and developing athletes. Sport coaches and sport development officers are “in demand”. Read more here.
Goals & Requirements
This program prepares participants for employment in the sports and fitness industry as a:
- Sports coach
- High performance coach
- Sport development manager
- Talent manager.
- Program developer
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Select and use relevant technologies to assess athletic performance
- Plan and implement coaching programs for athletes
- Coach athletes in competition
- Support and develop athletes and teams
- Manage integrity in sport
- Apply sports psychology principles
- Apply anti-doping policies
- Lead and manage people
- Interact and liaise with relevant stakeholders within sport
Gain entry into University. Our Diploma of Sport articulates with Griffith University Bachelor programs.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Your industry experience and learning credentials are valuable. Depending on your previous training and job experience, you may be eligible for exemption from certain units in the diploma course. For more information, please contact your career advisor at Fit Education. Courses@fiteducation.edu.au
1: INTEGRITY AND ETHICS IN SPORT
- SISSSCO011 Manage integrity in sport
- SISSSCO008 Apply anti-doping policies
- SISXIND008 Manage legal compliance in sport and recreation
2: SPORT COACHING – STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
- SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
- SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
- SISSSCO007 Apply sport psychology principles
- SISSSCO016 Coach participants in sport competition
3: SPORT DEVELOPMENT
- SISXFIN001 Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
- SISXMGT001 Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
- BSBRSK501 Manage risk
4: SPORT LEADERSHIP
- SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
- BSBADM502 Manage meetings
- HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- Students may need to source a First Aid Certificate from a local provider.
All our courses are nationally recognised and the Diploma of Sport is Austudy approved. Once you get certified, you can work anywhere in Australia. Want to work abroad? So far, our courses have helped people find work in England, Scotland, Portugal, and New Zealand.
Study for Your Diploma of Sport Online
Every year across the world the sports world provides endless hours of entertainment. It is very easy to lose sight of the fact that countless hours and years go into each athlete’s development before they are every even heard of on a state, national or international stage. Behind the scenes, there is no doubt that such famed stars depend heavily on the knowledge and expertise of their backroom staff.
A Diploma of Sport will equip you with the tools to make a difference in the lives of the world’s elite athletes.
At Fit Education, students from every part of Australia engage with our courses each year. We have earned a reputation for excellence and commitment to our students that is second to none. From our base in Brisbane, we seek to create an in-depth educational experience that equips our students with the knowledge and practical application that they need to take their interest in fitness, health and sports onto the next level.
Our graduates benefit from a team who have “been there, done that” all around the world. Our assessors continue to provide support and expertise to some of the most well-known sports brands in the world, which is why our students complete their studies with a greater degree of confidence and a sense that they are equipped to take on the world.
You Choose Where and How You Work
With a nationally accredited course from an educational provider that has a proven track record, you stand a far better chance of being considered for very exciting opportunities. However, whether you earn your Diploma of Sport or if you engage with the program here in Brisbane, the working world is vastly different now compared to even ten years ago.
Our students are equipped with more than just the theoretical and practical sports knowledge that they will use professionally. We believe that it is just as important to provide you with business understanding and marketing competencies that will empower you to harness the potential of the Internet and do something that you are passionate about.
The traditional gym still exists, but it is just one of many different ways that our students continue to deliver their outstanding services. With your qualification, you can work throughout Australia as well as abroad. What’s more, by engaging your creativity and thinking outside the box, you may discover an untapped niche in the market that you are ideal for, and know exactly how to exploit.
The beauty of securing a Diploma of Sport is that your skills will be applicable no matter where you choose to settle. Whether you want to specialise in sports coaching or sport development, or if you want to engage with sportspeople directly through strength and conditioning, there are countless opportunities to do so that will afford you the chance to pursue your career the way that you feel is best.
At Fit Education, we relish the opportunity to work with ambitious people. Our courses were designed for those who have a hunger for learning and a desire to lead their chosen field once they step out into the world. With the support of some of the best teachers and assessors in the business, your choice to undertake a Diploma of Sport is one that has the potential to open many doors and put you at the heart of the most exciting industries in the world.
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