Kickstart your career in sport with a Diploma of Sport Development by joining our Wodonga regional course offering. Combine physical training with practical theory as you develop skills and knowledge in athletic development, leadership, coaching and teamwork. Learn about nutrition and training techniques for high performance athletes, develop your business skills in areas such as project management, personal organisation and risk management, and build your people leadership and interpersonal skills.
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:
- Athlete Performance
- Strength and Conditioning Coaching
- Managing the Business and Coaching
- 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.
Another element of this delivery is a compulsory work placement of 140 hours that must be completed in a sports context over the term of this course. 50 hours of the 140 hours’ compulsory work placement must be undertaken in a coaching context. Ideally, students will coach a junior sports team at their local sporting club. Trainers and assessors will visit the students on placement to support their real-life learning and industry experience. Students are inducted into Aligned Leisure as staff/volunteer members and undertake supervised activities in developing Aligned Leisure’s community awareness program, special events and special programs.
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
- 28 January 2019
$12,350** full fee, see fees section for more details