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Diploma of Sport Development

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What is a Diploma of Sport Development?

The Diploma of Sport Development provides a solid foundation in the theoretical and practical skills necessary to work in sport. It delivers key information on coaching, management, injuries, communications, marketing, health and wellness, and more. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to gain employment and secure career progression in the field of sports or move onto further qualifications and training required to achieve your goals in the industry.
This 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 foundation of human physiology, wellbeing and nutrition, complemented by marketing coaching and management skills.

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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
Online
Campus locations
Online
Student
Domestic
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
Fees

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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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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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.
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Subjects and units

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

Requirements

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

Fees

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

FEE-HELP

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

Scholarships

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

OR

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 you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • 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?
  • 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?

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