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SIS50612 Diploma

Diploma of Sport Development

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development 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 office for a national sporting body, a competition manager, talent identification manager or athlete development coach.


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

Strength and Conditioning 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 organisational 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

Athlete 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
Career Outcomes

Work as a:

• High Performance Manager
• Talent Scout/Athlete Development
• Strength and Conditioning Coach
• Sporting and/or Facility Manager
• Advanced Personal Trainer

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VFA ‘Pre Training Review’

Successful completion of Approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) as set by VFA.

To view student entry procedure of this course click here

Delivery Method
  • Face to Face
  • Classroom based with a large practical element
  • Practical experience
  • Online – Self Directed
Assessment Method
  • Observation
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies
  • Projects – Assignments
  • Written test
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
Intake Dates / Course Duration


12 months Full Time

First 6 months: 1 day per week classroom based training and assessment.

Final 6 months: 2 days of classroom based training and assessment and 1 day of online training and assessment.

Students can also expect self-directed studies and practical practice on the remaining days of the week to reinforce skills.

Intake for 2018:

August 2018


Payment Options

Payment Plan (Direct Debit)

VET Student Loan

Combination of Direct Debit Payment Plan and VET Student Loan

This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy TA VFA Learning RTO #22360. This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to eligible individuals. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Access to VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a Vet Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. Maximum Tuition Fee for this course for Non Subsidised Students is $13,000. Maximum amount covered under the Vet Student Loan  program for this course is $10,150.


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