Developed in collaboration with Richmond Football Club and Swinburne University of Technology, you will have access to state-of-the-art training, teaching and learning facilities. You will also have the chance to gain valuable industry experience with an industry placement. On completion of this course, you will be ready to pathway into an approved bachelor course or seek employment in roles such as talent development manager, leisure facility coordinator, competition manager or similar.
Students learn the skills and concepts to progress their sports and athletic career development pathway. The course is designed to challenge the participants in their understanding of sports and athletic development, coaching and teamwork. This course is designed to provide a solid base for future employment in the sports business sector.
The program will include training in a blended mode of self-paced learning, project-based learning and application, and face-to-face training. The delivery of units will be staggered over one year of full-time study with individual support sessions scheduled each month.
The learning will be grouped into four thematic areas:
- Personal and Athlete Performance
- Strength and Conditioning and Team Coaching
- Managing the Business
- Sports Industry Leadership
The individual support sessions will be approximately three to four hours in length and will include a combination of training, support and assessment. In addition to the individual support sessions, students will be required to attend two days of classes per week. These classes will provide intensive, face-to-face learning designed to provide support for students around the complex nature of diploma-level studies. Students will also participate in high-performance practical sessions over the course of their learning.