Diploma of Sport Development

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What is a Diploma of Sport Development?

The Diploma of Sport Development delivers foundational knowledge on coaching, management, injuries, communications, marketing, health and more. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a wide range of careers in the sports industry.
This online diploma prepares you to forge a career in the sport and leisure sector. Taught by experienced industry professionals who are leaders in the field, this course provides a solid foundation of human physiology and wellbeing, complemented by essential business and leadership skills.


Learning outcomes

  • Explore the principles of physical activity and its role in maintaining health and preventing disease.
  • Understand a variety of health solutions in fitness and human nutrition.
  • Develop coaching skills to foster a love of sport in others, for healthier outcomes.
  • Analyse the role of psychological health within the broader sporting context.
Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Designed to fit in with you
With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs.

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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
When you study with us, you’ll get hands-on practical experience in world-class clinics making a difference to real patients.
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Career opportunities

The Diploma of Sport Development is designed to prepare you to confidently start a career in community sports. Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to begin an entry level role in the field or continue studies at the bachelor level.

Potential career paths

  • Sports Manager
    Average salary: $60,000 - $136,675
  • Sport Event Manager
    Average salary: $40,000 – $90,000
  • Sport Project Officer
    Average salary: $74,339 - $91,152
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I chose to study the Diploma of Sport Development as it offered the ideal blend of study I was looking for.
Govardhan Tyler Randell
Diploma of Sport Development

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.


These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Body Systems and Disease | HWEL2001
  • Sports Marketing | SPO102
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing | HWEL2006
  • Coaching Practices | CPT103
  • Foundations of Human Nutrition | FHN201
  • High Performance Training and Injury Management | HPT106
  • Introduction to Sports Management | SPO101
  • Developing Sports Participation | DSE108

Entry details


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.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


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

Admission criteria

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

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above


Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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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.

Learn more about study pathways

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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