Leading Sport Organisations

SPO30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended and Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23


SPO10001 Introduction to Sport Business Management
150 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit addresses the role of leaders and leadership, including governance and legal structures, in sport organisations. Leaders in sport organisations can be paid – such as CEOs and senior managers, or voluntary, such as boards of directors. This unit will cover issues of as board performance, governance principles and dual leadership. The unit also examines the unique legal structures in place for the regulation of sporting organisations and competitions.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the various governance structures involved in managing sports and associated organisations.
2. Comprehend and apply the Sport Australia governance principles of performance and strategy in sporting contexts
3. Comprehend and apply the Sport Australia governance principles of compliance and risk management in sporting contexts
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the unique legal environment as applied to sport and sport management
5. Analyse the different and complementary roles of dual leadership (Chair and CEO) in sport organisations.

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