Diploma of Sport Development

Course Summary

This course provides the skills and knowledge an individual requires if they intend to pursue a career in sport development. Occupational outcomes for this qualification can vary from managing competitions, sporting venues, facilities, and identifying and developing athletes.

Tuition Duration

Full time equivalent studies on-campus: 653 supervised hours over 40 tuition weeks.

Indicative Job Roles

  • Competition Manager
  • Program Developer
  • Talent Development Manager

University Pathways

  • Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration
  • Bachelor of Sports Business
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise, Sport & Exercise Science, Sport, Fitness)


  • Technology for Sport
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Compliance
  • Managing Sporting Projects
  • Risk and WHS
  • Managing Sporting Projects
  • Budgeting for Managers
  • Market Evaluation
  • Talent Identification
  • Injury Prevention

Units of Competency

  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Provide nutritional information to athletes
  • Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
  • Provide information on drugs in sport, promote compliance with laws and legal principles, develop volunteer management policies
  • Manage projects, manage meetings, design and implement strategies to increase participation
  • Manage organisational risks
  • Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • Implement a talent identification program, plan and deliver coaching programs, determine needs of client populations, develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
  • Advise on injury prevention and management, assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness.