Diploma of Sport Development

Course Code SIS50612
Campus Wangaratta - Barr Reserve
Duration 910 hours

Course Overview

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development is the recognised qualification to work within the Sport and Recreation Industry. You have the flexibility to attain the SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development and SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness as a dual qualification.

Did you love PE or Health and Human Development at school? Make a career out of doing what you love with our Diploma of Sport Movement. With GOTAFE, you gain the skills to work in a sports club, without having to move away to study. Master the skills needed to coach athletes, or manage sport venues. You can progress to a Bachelor Sport and Outdoor Recreation.
Gain practical experience through:

  • Camps such as athlete training at AIS/Elite Athlete training camps
  • Excursions and observation
  • Work experience such as working with local PE teachers or sporting facilities
  • On-campus facilities to practice skills

This course will be delivered on campus. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Sport and Recreation industry.

Working in this industry may involve working weekends and/or shift work and may include managing competitions, sports venues and facilities and identifying and developing athletes. Work at this level would be undertaken with a high degree of autonomy and can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development you might wish to undertake further study at University level with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice).

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Barr Reserve 4 Days a Week – 9am to 5pm – Starts 18th Feb – Trimester 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Barr Reserve 4 Days a Week – 9am to 5pm – Starts 18th Feb – Trimester 3 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in camps and practical workshops

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Sharlene Wohlers
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 910 $11.00 $10,010.00 $2.00 $1,820.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 910 $11.27 $10,255.70 $7.00 $6,370.00
Full Fee 910 $14.35 $13,058.50 N/A N/A
Course Materials 910 $0.35 $318.50 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

It is preferred that applicants have completed year 12 with at least one of the following subjects: PE, Health, Human Development, or Sport and Recreation VET/VCE. Applicants are also asked to provide a portfolio of any sporting /fitness/outdoor recreation involvement in the community.

Units of Competency

SIS50612 – Core Units

SISXCCS403A – Determine needs of client populations
SISXCAI306A – Facilitate groups
SISXWHS402 – Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
BSBADM502B – Manage meetings
SISXRSK502A – Manage organisational risks
SISXIND406A – Manage projects
SISXIND404A – Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
SISSSCO306 – Provide drugs in sport information
SISSSCO307 – Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308 – Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
ICAICT308A – Use advanced features of computer applications

SIS50612 – Elective Units

SISSSCO411 – Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching
SISXRES001 – Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SISSSCO304 – Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISSSDE502 – Design and implement strategies to increase participation
SISSSCO101 – Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSTC402A – Develop strength and conditioning programs
BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
SISFFIT014 – Instruct exercise to older clients
SISSSTC301A – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
SISSSCO303 – Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO513 – Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
SISSAFL406A – Teach the intermediate skills of Australian Football
BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments/reports
  • Exams/tests
  • Case studies
  • Online forums
  • Role plays
  • Oral presentations
  • E-portfolio
  • Practical demonstrations
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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