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SIS50321 Diploma of Sport (Coaching & Sport Development)

Love your Sport? Why not work in it!!!!!
This course provides the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport coaching and sport development. Work in sport: coaching athletes; managing competitions, sports venues and facilities; and identifying / developing athletes.
Study modules in: ethics in sport, coaching, sport development and sport leadership.
Employment for Sports Coaches is rated as “very strong growth”.
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events. Job tasks include:
• coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
• planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
• motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
• recruiting players and other coaching staff
• arranging entries into sporting competitions
• promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
• officiating at sporting events to enforce rules
• coordinating and directing sporting activities, and liaising with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport
The number of people working as Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 39,700 in 2018 to 47,800 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 28,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 5,600 a year).

Source: *Job Outlook Government website.  ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.

Our Gold Coast Campus has monthly intakes into this program. Apply NOW!!!

The units in this Diploma are broken into 4 modules:

Ethics in Sport

• SISSSCO011 Manage integrity in sport
• SISSSCO008 Apply anti-doping policies
• SISXIND008 Manage legal compliance in sport and recreation

Sport Coaching

• SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
• SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
• SISSSCO007 Apply sport psychology principles
• SISSSCO016 Coach participants in sport competition

Sport Development

• SISXFIN001 Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
• SISXMGT001 Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
• BSBOPS504 Manage Business Risk

Sport Leadership

• SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
• BSBTWK503 Manage Meetings
• HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
• HLTAID011 Provide first aid*

*Additional fees apply

Entry Requirements:

• Year 10 high school certificate or equivalent OR
• Certificate IV in a relevant qualification OR
• Mature aged student with relevant workplace experience
• English level: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
• Basic computer skills and access to a desktop or laptop with sufficient internet speed to undertake online studies

Course Duration:

Domestic: 18 months
Blended (On-campus/High School): 12 to 18 months

Course Fees:

Please see Price Lists in the bottom footer under ‘Quick Links’.
This course is also available for domestic high school based student delivery – enquire for more information on exclusive school prices to [email protected]

Start Dates:

Intakes commence the second Monday of each month.

GeSS Education in affiliation with our key RTO partner:

This qualification will be delivered by GeSS Education on behalf of our partner RTO, Fit Education (RTO provider code 32155, CRICOS Code 03804F), under a third-party arrangement. Fit Education will issue your qualification upon successful completion of your course. Please see Terms & Conditions within Student Handbook for further details.

Australian University partner includes:

Career pathway

Are you looking to pursue further study? The Diploma of Sport can create a pathway towards further study at the Degree level in Business and Sport Development.
With our articulation arrangement with Griffith University, Diploma of Sport graduates receive credit towards the 240CP degrees below:
50CP credit transfer for the Bachelor of Business
40CP credit transfer for the Bachelor of Sport Development
Full details of these arrangements are listed in the University’s Credit Precedent and Articulation Database located at www.griffith.edu.au/credit via a search of Fit Education. Students will be required to meet the standard Griffith University program academic admission criteria.

Get Financial Assistance for your Sports Diploma

Vet Student Loan (VSL) funding is available for the Diploma of Sport. Fit Education is an approved provider of the VSL funded Diploma of Sport. Enquire now if you require VSL funding.


To enquire please fill in the form and we will send you further information from Fit Education regarding their VSL funding.

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