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Sports Management

The Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management allows graduates to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity.

This qualification compliments existing technical qualifications such as fitness or massage by developing management skills.

The course leads to job outcomes in a range of sport or health organisations that may include: Sports and Recreation Manager, Sports Official, Allied Health Manager, Event Manager, Facility Manager.

The College offers a choice of 2 streams for this course allowing students to specialise in their chosen industry area.

Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

General Program

National Course Code | SIS50115
CRICOS Course Code | 090570J

Course Overview

The Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management – General Program is for students who want to gain the skills and knowledge to work in a management position in either a sport, health or recreation based organisations.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

SIS50115 – Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

CRICOS Course Code

090570J

DURATION

Full Time 12 months
(4 Terms x 10 Weeks)

MODE

Classroom

JOB OUTCOMES

Competition Manager, Executive Officer, Facility Manager, Program Manager, Centre Manager, Assistant Centre Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Sports program Officer, Operations Officer

COURSE FEES

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Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified in the General Stream are primarily employed as managers in a fitness or leisure facility or in their own business. Possible job titles include; Competition manager, Executive officer, Facility manager, Program manager, Centre manager, Assistant centre manager, Volunteer coordinator, Sports program officer, Operations officer.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.
  • A study pathway to the university qualifications in Sport and Recreation Management.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Modules

Marketing the Sport and Recreation Organisation
Facility Management
Client Services in Sport and Recreation
Accounting and Financial Management
Sports Sponsorship Management
Human Resources Management
Legislation and Compliance
Business Planning and Operations

Units of Competency within the Course

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Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

There are no mandatory entry requirements.

International students must be 18 years of age or above and provide evidence of the following published entry requirements as stated below:

Recommended entry requirements
Entrants must:

  • have sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, student guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans;
  • have good verbal communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds;
  • Empathy and a desire to provide person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent and above, and

English Language Entry Requirements:

    • IELTS score 6.0 minimum (no lower than 5.5 in each band); or
    • Cambridge First Certificate of English – score 169; or
    • TOEFL Internet based (iBT) score 60; or
    • Occupational English Test (OET) level B; or
    • PTE Academic score 50

A prospective student does not need to provide evidence of an English test score with his/her application if one of the following applies:

  • Prospective student is a citizen and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
  • Prospective student has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
  • In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, the prospective student completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while the prospective student held a student visa.

All prospective students are required to participate in an interview with one of the Student Advisors. The outcome of this interview together with the outcome of the LLN Robot test report with the completed interview will be forwarded to the Director of Studies and Compliance Manager to assess their suitability & capacity to undertake the course. The interview may be in person or via skype.

Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations
  • The course is delivered over 8 terms for a total duration of 24 months. (an average of 80 weeks of attendance, 14-22 weeks of breaks. Additional 8 weeks if it is over 2 Christmas period)

This full-time training program of 1,600 hours is delivered  as follows:

  • 80 weeks delivery (8 x 10-week terms) comprising:
    • 20 contact hours – 15 hours face to face classes and 5 hours distance learning per week for 60 weeks (6 terms)
    • 20 contact hours of Work placement per week for 20 weeks (2 terms)
    • 10 hours self-directed learning activities per week during term time
  • 14 -22 weeks in term breaks.

Student Support

ALG provides a variety of support services to students:

  • LLN Support
    Based on the results of the LLN Robot test, ALG will:
    • enrol the student in an appropriate course based on the student’s language literacy and numeracy levels;
    • offer appropriate support in their selected course including completing recommended strategies from LLN Robot and attending additional learning support classes during term;
    • provide customised learning activities to increase the relevant LLN areas through use of a range of strategies e.g. use tasks with embedded LLN skills, creating extension tasks and scaffolding interaction;
    • schedule professional development of trainers and assessors on implementing support strategies and the design of learning activities that will facilitate the ongoing development of students’ LLN levels;
    • ensure that students LLN capabilities are monitored during the program duration. Trainers and assessors and the learning support tutor will review each student’s LLN ability and their progress with the training and assessment tasks.
  • LLN Support Classes
    • ALG will offer LLN classes to assist students with their literacy and communication skills. These classes will run for 1.5 hours a week for 9 weeks each term.
  • Learning Support Classes
    • Learning Support classes will be scheduled on week 5 and week 9 of each term (prior to assessments due dates) to support students experiencing difficulties with their studies or assessment tasks. Additional classes may be offered subject to feedback/requests from trainers or students.
  • Counselling Support
    • ALG provides a free counselling service on campus. Students can drop in or make an appointment to see a professional counsellor for support with their studies or personal issues. Students book online via alg.edu.au/counsellingservice;
    • Students can also book a counselling session via the Student Counselling clinic (through ALG online portal  http://4lifecollege.edu.au/clinic/), which is provided by students within the Diploma of Counselling program.
  • Student Advisors/Head Trainers/Trainers
    • Other support comes from Student Advisors, Head Trainers and the allocated trainer/assessor.
    • Student Advisors offer support throughout a student’s studies and can help with the following information:
    • Support services
    • LLN services
    • Legal services;
    • Emergency and health services;
    • Facilities and resources;
    • Complaints and appeals processes;
    • Deferments
Student Requirements
  • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.
  • All students will need to provide a clear and current national police check prior to the start of any work placement. Students need to apply at least 6 weeks prior to undertaking a work placement. The costs for a national police check is the responsibility of the student and not included in course fees.
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC): WWCC may be required depending on the work placement venue. More information about how to obtain a WWC will be provided on Induction Day. The student is required to cover the cost of obtaining the WWCC if any.
  • Uniform: 4Life College provides learners on work placement with 2 polo shirts. Whilst on work placement students are required to provide at their cost, and wear, navy or black slacks/ trousers/skirt and enclosed flat soled shoes (not sports runners).
  • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.
Timetable

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Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

Fitness Program

National Course Code | SIS50115
CRICOS Course Code | 090570J

Course Overview

The Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management – Fitness Program is for students who want to gain management skills whilst further enhancing their expertise in the fitness industry.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

SIS50115 – Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management 

CRICOS Course Code

090570J

DURATION

Full Time 12 months
(4 Terms x 10 Weeks)

MODE

Classroom

JOB OUTCOMES

Advanced Personal Trainer, Fitness Services Coordinator, Personal Training Manager, Fitness Director, Gym Manager, Facility Manager, Centre Fitness Manager & Sports Coordinator.

COURSE FEES

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Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at in the Fitness Stream are primarily employed as personal trainers in a fitness or leisure facility or in their own business. Possible job titles include; Advanced Personal Trainer, Fitness Services Coordinator, Personal Training Manager, Fitness Director, Gym Manager, Facility Manager, Centre Fitness Manager & Sports Coordinator.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.

    Modules

    Marketing the Sport and Recreation Organisation
    Business Planning and Operations
    Legislation and Compliance
    Human Resources Management
    Accounting and Financial Management
    Advanced Personal Training Techniques*
    Health Promotion*
    Injury Prevention Management*

    *These modules require the student having completed study load equivalent to Certificate IV in Fitness before commencing Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management – Fitness Program. This is to ensure that the student has the essential foundation to study and complete the course program.

    The Fitness Specialist modules are conducted as hands on practical classes which are typically held in a fitness centre or gym environment as the classroom.

    Units of Competency within the Course
    Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.
    Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity. These individuals have a high degree of autonomy and manage the effective provision of services or programs in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.

    Individuals who undertake the Fitness stream will also develop collaborative programs across various health and wellness sectors. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs. They have knowledge of relevant local and national health networks, and the skills to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.

    The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

    To enrol into the Fitness Stream, students must hold a Certificate IV in Fitness or equivalent.

    Entrants must have:

    • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
    • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

    Academic Entry Requirements

    • Year 10 or equivalent and above.

    The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment for the Fitness Stream. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing a range of fitness activities and using a range of gym equipment. Manual handling is also required.

    Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist clients to reach their exercise goals, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

    The course is aimed at students 18 and over.

    Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations

    This program is timetabled for 800 hours over a course duration of 52 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced, distance) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

    The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (640 hours) and the remaining 20% (160 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

    The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1200 hours (800 structured hours and 400 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

    Training and Assessment

    Your classroom learning will take place in theory classrooms. For Fitness Stream, the training will also take place in working gyms. This means your classroom will have similar equipment, educational and physical resources to those you will find in gym or fitness centre.

    Where possible, students will be allocated to different gyms throughout their course, in order to experience different standards of facilities and resources. This will mean that students are able to modify their programming based on the resources that are available to them.

    In your classes you can expect to take the role of client and personal trainer or sport and recreation manager, engage in roleplays, create programs and simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace. You will learn and develop your knowledge to plan for your clients’ care or stakeholders’ needs.

    In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.

    Practical classes

    Fitness Stream students will undertake half of your timetabled study program in a working gym. In this practical you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to successfully complete a range of tasks including a log book and practical exam.

    Training locations

    Your training will occur on campus and within a gym as appropriate.

    Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

    Student Support

    The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

    Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

    • Support services
    • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
    • Legal services
    • Emergency and health services
    • Facilities and resources
    • Complaints and appeals processes
    • Deferments

    Additional sources of student services information available includes:

    • Student Services Booklet
    • ALG Student Handbook
    • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
    • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
    Student Requirements
    • All students attending practical classes at a gym must wear appropriate gym clothing and shoes and bring a towel to all practical classes. Some practical classes may be conducted outdoors so students should also carry appropriate sun protection and clothing to all classes in event class is conducted outdoors. A water bottle is also highly recommended for students to carry every class.
    • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.
    • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.
    Timetable
    Click here to download the Timetable for this course.