SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development



This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career in sport development. Occupational outcomes for this qualification can vary from managing competitions, sports venues and facilities and identifying and developing athletes. Work at this level would be undertaken with a high degree of autonomy. Work may be undertaken in locations such as Sports Clubs and Community Development Programs.

Job Prospects

  • Competition Manager
  • Program Developer
  • Talent Development Manager
  • Sport Development Manager

Entry Requirements

  • Recommended to be currently working in industry
  • Minimum of 16 years of age
  • Australian Sports Academy staff will assist clients to ensure that the qualification is appropriate to meet their needs prior to enrolment
  • Technology requirement is recommended to be able to access online resources plus if the learner chooses to submit their assessment work via electronic means


This course offers rolling starts to suit the availability of your learning schedule. Student orientation is held every Monday.

Course Fees

Please contact ASA for course fee information.

Course Mode of Delivery and Duration

Domestic students: The course is provided through face-to-face delivery or distance; however blended learning is an option with block delivery. The course will be delivered and assessed in 60 weeks.

International students: Training will be delivered 2.5 days per week for 20 hours over a period of 96 weeks.


Gold Coast
10 Scarborough St
Southport, Gold Coast
Queensland 4215
1300 656 693

Level 2, 39 Queen St
Auburn, Sydney
New South Wales 2144
1300 083 832


This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Course Outline (Units of Competency)

Total number of units = 20

  • 11 core units
  • 9 elective units

SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information
SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications
SISXRSK502A Manage organisational risks
SISXWHS402 Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
SISXCCS403A Determine needs of client populations
BSBADM502B Manage meetings
SISXIND406A Manage projects
SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups

Please select one of the following elective streams:

SISSSCO411 Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching
SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO305 Implement selection policies
SISSSCO410 Implement a talent identification program
SISSSCO303 Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO304 Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISSSCO512 Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
SISSSCO513 Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix
BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
SISSSCO409 Work collaboratively with support personnel
SISSSDE502 Design and implement strategies to increase participation
SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO411 Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching

How to Enrol

Applying to Australian Sports Academy (ASA) is easy. You can submit your enrolment application at any time. Also, you can call Gold Coast Campus on 1300 656 693 or Sydney Campus on 1300 083 832.

If your application is successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer including all the enrolment conditions. When you accept it and return a signed copy, we will secure your place in your chosen course. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer is offered at the time of enrolment. For additional information relating to RPL or Credit Transfer for this course, please contact us.

Delivery and Assessment Arrangements

To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide satisfactory
evidence to all the assessment requirements relating to their
knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment
methods may include:
• Written activities
• Case studies
• Projects
• Role plays / observations


Financing Option

Australian Sports Academy (ASA) on behalf of Australian Colleges of Further Education (ACFE) is partnering with Study Loans to offer you a new option for the payment of your course fees.

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