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Diploma of Sport Development | International

SIS50612 - Diploma


Our SIS50612 Diploma of Sport provides an alternate pathway to higher education whilst also broadening your skill set into the fields of sports management and high performance. Once you have become qualified you could find yourself working as a sport development officer for a national sporting body, a competition manager or a talent identification manager.

Key Areas of Study

Throughout the program you will study a wide range of performance-enhancing training techniques including:

• Pilates • Pool sessions • Power lifting • Plyometrics • High performance gym training sessions.

You will learn skills to manage athletes and to optimise physical performance including:

• Nutrition • Psychology • Drugs in sport • Working with health professionals • Leadership

Units of Study

S & C Management

  • BSBADM502B Manage meetings
  • ICAICT308A     Use advanced features of computer applications
  • SISXICT001     Select and use technology for sport fitness and recreation
  • SISXRES403A Use resources efficiently

Risk Management

  • SISXRSK502A Manage organizational risk
  • SISXIND404A  Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
  • SISXWHS402  Implement and monitor work health and safety policies

Strength and Conditioning

  • SISSSCO513   Plan and implement high-performance training and recovery programs
  • SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance

Posture and Rehabilitation

  • SISSSCO512   Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
  • SISFFIT018  Promote functional movement capacity

Drugs in Sport

  • SISSSCO306   Provide drugs in sport information

Sports Psychology

  • SISSSCO308   Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology

Nutrition for Performance

  • SISSSCO307   Provide nutrition information to athletes

Talent Identification

  • SISXCAI306A  Facilitate groups
  • SISSSCO410   Implement a talent identification program
  • SISXIND406A  Manage projects
  • SISXCCS403A Determine needs of client populations

Coaching Practices

  • SISSSCO101   Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices

Credited from Certificate III AND Certificate IV in Fitness

  • SISFFIT018   Promote Functional Movement Capacity
  • SISXICT001   Select and Use Technology for Sport, Fitness and Recreation
Entry Requirements
  • Prior completion of Certificate III in Fitness or pre-requisite units and Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent
  • A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by course commencement
  • Current Student Visa
  • Must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Intake Dates / Course Duration


12 Months



Intake for 2018:

January and July 2018

Learning Pathways

VFA Learning has current pathway arrangements for domestic students, in place with Deakin University Australia and Federation University Australia. Upon successful registration of CRICOS, VFA will commence the pathway relationship process for this qualification with the Universities.

Delivery Method


Essendon Fields and Geelong

Delivery Mode


Delivery Method

  • Face to Face
  • Classroom Based with Large Practical Element
  • Workplace Experience
  • oral questioning
  • written questions
  • case studies
Assessment Method
  • Observation
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies
  • Projects – Assignments
  • Written test
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
Fees / Payment Options

Full payment required 30 days prior to course commencement.

Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Course Fee: $10,135

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