Graduate Certificate of Sport Management
(Partnership with Real Madrid Graduate School)

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Sport Management?

A Graduate Certificate of Sport Management will build your knowledge and skills in the field of sport management. Torrens University co-delivers this degree with Real Madrid Graduate School. Develop leadership and team-building skills necessary to manage dynamic, modern organisations.
This practical, interdisciplinary course has key themes of context-based teamwork, sound and ethical decision-making, and strategic planning. During this course, you will learn to apply a body of specialised knowledge to the changing sports environments in which you work or aspire to work as a team leader or manager. You will also acquire foundational research skills that will prepare you to interpret and evaluate theoretical propositions and business-related data, so you can continue to build on your knowledge throughout your career. This course provides you with flexible study options to advance your career prospects as you work, and successful completion of this course will act as a pathway into the Master of Business Administration (Sport Management).


Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of reflexive and ethical leadership in sport management.
  • Analyse financial and other data to support effective decision making.
  • Develop an understanding of how social, economic and political factors impact the need for organisational change within sports.
  • Understand and apply research methodologies in a variety of sport management contexts.
  • Creatively solve complex problems unique to sport management, including developing strategies to assist in sporting success.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
International (offshore)
Course duration
0.5 years full-time, 1.5 years part-time
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

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High-level partnerships
We have partnered with Real Madrid Graduate School, featuring guest speakers from the football club and top sports industry experts.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Business Administration (Sport Management).

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Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the competitive sport management industry. You’ll learn to critically analyse core functions of sports organisations, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams, preparing you for a management role in the sporting industry.

Potential career paths

  • Venue Coordinator
    Average salary: $67,818 - $94,345
  • Club Manager
    Average salary: $67,965 - $95,000
  • Membership Manager
    Average salary: $88,750 - $121,529
  • Event Manager
    Average salary: $78,000 - $119,798
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I chose Torrens University for the flexibility they offered with online studying. The support staff were brilliant and helped assist and guide me along the way.
Govi Tyler
Master of Business Administration (Sport Management)

Subjects and units

Delivered online, this course comprises 4 core subjects, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
Complete the 4 core subjects listed below.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Strategic Sport Marketing | BSPOHD601
  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Managing Sport Facilities | BSPOHD602

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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    • Bachelor of Business Sports Management

      CRICOS 090265G

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  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

      CRICOS 095349G

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    • Graduate Certificate of Sport Management
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  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095352A

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, part-time options available
  • Master courses ( 4 options )
    • Master of Business Administration MBA

      CRICOS 095353M

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    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

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    • Master of Business Administration Sports Management
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    • Master of Business Administration Sports Management Advanced

      CRICOS 0101388

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Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International offshore


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

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If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

An Australian bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution


Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have at least five (5) years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international offshore student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

An Australian bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution;
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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