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DIPLOMA OF SPORT - SIS50321 - VSL Approved

The Diploma of Sport provides the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport coaching and sport development. Work in sport: coaching athletes; managing competitions, sports venues and facilities; and identifying / developing athletes.

Study modules in: ethics in sport, coaching, sport development and sport leadership.

Employment for Sports Coaches is rated as “very strong growth”. Check out the latest employment statistics here.

In this comprehensive course, the Fit Education team have brought together years of industry insights from working at the pinnacle of sports performance, including English Premier League club Fulham FC, the Brisbane Broncos and the Wallabies. These insights have informed a series of evidence-based modules that touch upon every facet of elite athletic development in the 21st century.

Whether you’re looking to enter the world of professional sports, or you’re simply looking to expand upon your existing business model, this program will be an asset in your career moving forward.

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Course: Diploma of Sport 

Code: SIS50321

Outcome: Nationally Recognised Training


Sports Coach, Sport Development Officer, High Performance Sport.

Study methods: Online/Blended

Payment methods: Vet Students Loans – Upfront – Payment plans 

Maximun Tuition Fee: $15,000

Career pathways with Fit Education

Are you looking to pursue further study? The Diploma of Sport can create a pathway towards further study at the Degree level in Business and Sport Development.

With our articulation arrangements with Griffith University and with University of Sunshine Coast, Diploma of Sport graduates receive credit towards bachelor studies.

At Griffith University, Fit Education Diploma of Sport graduates will receive 240CP:

  • 50CP credit transfer for the Bachelor of Business
  • 40CP credit transfer for the Bachelor of Sport Development


Full details of these arrangements are listed in the University’s Credit Precedent and Articulation Database located at via a search of Fit Education. Students will be required to meet the standard Griffith University program academic admission criteria.

At University of the Sunshine Coast, Fit Education Diploma of Sport graduates will receive credit for up to 4 courses towards the degree of:

  • Bachelor of Sport Studies

Total credit transfer: Up to 4 courses

Total courses to be completed at UniSC: Minimum of 20 courses

Unless otherwise indicated, 1 course = 12 units.

Course credits:

  • SPX102 Introduction to Coaching Science
  • Up to 3 x Introductory General Electives depending on choice of Major 

University of the Sunshine Coast. CRICOS Provider Number: 01595D

This credit linkage is subject to periodic review including when this qualification is superseded or if UniSC programs undergo a change.

Get Financial Assistance for your Sports Diploma

Vet Student Loan (VSL) funding is available for the Diploma of Sport. Fit Education is an approved provider of  the VSL funded Diploma of Sport . This means you can get a head-start on your career in health and fitness. There has never been a better time to enrol.

Please not the that:

  • VET Student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements.
  • A VET Student loan give rise to continuous HELP debt until it is repaid to the Commonwealth.

Flexible Study for your Diploma of Sport

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 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.

Diploma of Sport equips you with the skills to make a difference in the the world of sport.

At Fit Education, students from all around Australia engage with our courses each year. We have earned a reputation for excellence and commitment to our students. From our base in Brisbane, we create an in-depth educational experience that equips our students with the knowledge and practical application needed to turn their interest in fitness, health and sports into a career.

Our graduates benefit from a team who have “been there, done that” all around the world. Our trainers and assessors continue to provide support and expertise to some of the most well-known sports people in the world, which benefits our students.

Choose Where and How you Work with a Diploma of Sport

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 a career.

At Fit Education, we relish the opportunity to work with ambitious people. Our courses are 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.

Invest In Your Future Today

Our graduates are working around the world with some of the greatest sporting institutions. Others have established their own thriving health and fitness businesses. You could join in the success by studying a Diploma of Sport and forging a career for yourself. Take a look at our student testimonials, as well as the job listings on our website, to see some of the opportunities that await you.

Sports Academies

Train the next generation of sports coaching / 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 coaching 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 on-the-job experience. You’ll get unique industry insights working with experts.

Fit Education provides personal training coursesstrength and conditioning courses, and fitness instructor courses. View our Certificate III and IV in Fitness courses, or our  Diploma of Sport.


Download Your FREE Fit Education Course Guide

Fast-track your career with the Diploma of SportENROL NOW or download our course guide for more information.  VET Student Loan (VSL) funding is available for this course.

Download you Free Course Guide HERE


As a leader in this field, Fit Education is one of the few dedicated fitness education registered training organisations to be approved for the government’s Vocational Educational Training Student Loan (VSL) program. This government loan scheme allows our students to gain all of the benefits of our diploma program with financial assistance so they can stop dreaming and start studying immediately. At Fit Education, we’re dedicated to making a career in sports and fitness a reality.  What are you waiting for? Enrol Today.


The Diploma of Sport  is geared towards experienced fitness professionals, who are looking to take the next step in their career. At Fit Education we’ll connect you to many of Australia’s top sports performance experts. Together these professionals offer a unique mix of cutting-edge training techniques, and exciting networking opportunities that can help you access, and secure a career in the field.

If you’re struggling to translate your motivation and background into real income, the insider knowledge in this program will provide the competitive advantage you’ve been looking for. From ethics and integrity in sport, to advanced strength and conditioning programs based on the very latest in scientific research, our Diploma of Sport gives you the tools you need to become a true leader in the field of sport coaching.

Whether you’re looking to enter the world of professional sports, or simply looking to expand upon your existing business model, this program will assist in your career moving forward.



“The Fit Education course was a great opportunity for me to gain experience and learn new things about the fitness industry.
The teaching team have a
great theoretical basis, as well as years of experience.”
Veronika Larisova
“Perhaps the best attribute of the course was its flexibility. Often I had the choice of ‘at home’ or ‘in the classroom’ studies. In particular the first-rate, hands-on knowledge proved invaluable to my learning experience. I would recommend the course to anyone seeking a career in the fitness industry.”
Gary Belcher
“The learning exceeded my expectations. In particular the real life examples examples, the facilities, and the full gym on offer. I have now secured a full-time personal trainer position at Jetts Fitness, Taringa, as well as creating my own personal training business, Equipt Personal Training.”
Braden Hibberd
Are you interested in A Diploma of Sport?

Then take your career to the next level with the help of Fit Education. We have trained some of the best sports and fitness professionals working in the industry. Our courses are delivered by experts that also work in the industry. Our students gain access to the very best training principles and techniques, as well as exciting networking opportunities to help access and secure jobs. Advance your career, by enrolling in a Fit Education Diploma of Sport. Study in your own time, around your own schedule, and earn your qualification your own way.

Take your Career to a Higher Level with a Diploma of Sport

This program prepares participants for employment in the sports and fitness industry as:

  • 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