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Diploma of Sport Development


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Diploma of Sport Development – SIS50612

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Course Overview

The Diploma of Sport Development prepares you to work in a senior role in the Sport and Recreation industry. Make a career out of doing what you love, and gain the skills to work in a variety of roles.

You'll gain practical experience through:

  • Camps, such as Athlete Training at AIS/Elite Athlete training camps
  • Excursions and observation
  • Work experience with local PE teachers or sporting facilities
  • Skill development at our on-campus facilities

You can also earn a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in Fitness.

This course is delivered on campus.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Sport and Recreation industry. You may find work in the following contexts:

  • Coaching athletes
  • Managing sport venues
  • Operating a sporting club

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study at the university level with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice).

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Barr Reserve

4 Days a Week - 9am to 5pm - Starts 18th Feb - Trimester 3 / 2019

SIS50612 - Trimester 1/2020

SIS50612 - Trimester 2/2020

SIS50612 - Trimester 3/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry 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.
Core Units
Manage meetings
Use advanced features of computer applications
Provide drugs in sport information
Provide nutrition information to athletes
Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
Facilitate groups
Determine needs of client populations
Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
Manage projects
Manage organisational risks
Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
Elective Units
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Market the small business
Undertake small business planning
Monitor and manage small business operations
Provide first aid
Instruct exercise to older clients
Teach the intermediate skills of Australian Football
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
Plan and deliver coaching programs
Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching
Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
Design and implement strategies to increase participation
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
Develop strength and conditioning programs
Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Assessment methods may include:

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

A materials fee includes text books, uniform, camps and excursions. An example of a camp could include; athlete training at the AIS/elite athlete performance centres and a snow camp at Falls Creek.

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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.

The course has a practical engagement focus providing opportunities for students to work with a variety of user groups across a broad range of Sport & Recreation pursuits.

Practical placement component introduces students to working with client groups in schools, community facilities and sport specific facilities. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 placement hours throughout the duration of the course.

Students are enrolled in full time study over a 12 month period, attending classes 4 days per week.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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