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Diploma of Sport

Course Code SIS50321

with Diploma of Event Management SIT50322

  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • On Campus
  • Moorabbin

This course is not available for International Students


The Diploma of Sport is delivered with the Diploma of Event Management (CRICOS 112242F) as a concurrent qualification. These qualifications are delivered in conjunction with the St Kilda Football Club to prepare you for a career in the sports industry. You will learn how to plan and implement high-performance training, coaching and recovery programs, and how to support athletes to adopt the principles of sports psychology.

Career Opportunities

  • high-performance sports coach
  • sport development manager
  • sport program manager
  • sport project manager
  • sports administration
  • event managers

Pathway to further studies

  • BSPB16 Bachelor of Sport Business.

Studying the Diploma of Sport at Holmesglen

Practical placement is a key component of this qualification. This is a structured program designed to give all students ‘hands-on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment. <p>This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to enrolment. You will be required to provide a Working with Children Check.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible students must be at least 17 years of age.<p>Students should have the physical capacity to work in a variety of Australian sports industries, while making sure they comply with all manual handling work health and safety legislation.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


Students engage with Holmesglen four days per week, for six hours per day with the classes being both practical and theoretical in nature. The classes are combined face to face on campus and virtual off campus 'clustered' classes.<p>To receive the SIS50321 Diploma of Sport qualification, you must complete 14 units, which comprise of 3 core units and 11 elective units.(The SIT50322 Diploma of Event Management qualification has an additional 20 units). <p>Elective units have been chosen to support the vocational outcome of the students to become High-Performance Sports coach, Sport Development manager, Sport program or Sport Projects manager within a variety of Australian sport industries. These units are chosen for the students to provide a range of Sport, Coaching, Management or Admin services within the industry upon graduation of this qualification. Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Unit code Unit name
SITXMGT006 Manage projects
SITXWHS006 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
SITXFIN009 Manage finances within a budget
SITXMPR016 Prepare and present proposals
SITEEVT020 Source and use information on the events industry
SITXMPR012 Coordinate marketing activities
SITXCCS015 Enhance customer service experiences
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
SITXMPR011 Plan and implement sales activities
SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
SITXHRM010 Recruit, select and induct staff
SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITEEVT026 Manage event production components
SITEEVT028 Manage on-site event operations
Unit code Unit name
SISXFIN001 Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
SISXMGT001 Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
CHCVOL004 Manage volunteer workforce development
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
SISSPAR009 Participate in conditioning for sport
SISXIND008 Manage legal compliance in sport and recreation
SISSSCO007 Apply sport psychology principles
SITEEVT023 Plan in-house events
SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
SITEEVT025 Select event venues and sites
SITEEVT021 Administer event registrations
SITEEVT027 Organise event infrastructure
SISXCAI011 Develop and deliver long-term training programs
SISXCAI008 Plan, conduct and review training and recovery programs


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.

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Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will receive the SIS50321 Diploma of Sport and SIT50322 Diploma of Event Management

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
SIS50321 Diploma of Sport
Full Fee $12,489
Government subsidised $9,774
SIT50322 Diploma of Event Management
Full Fee $7,339
Government subsidised $4,088
Mandatory materials Cost
SIS50321 Diploma of Sport
Activities fee $1,845

Additional Course Cost

Learners will be required to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and provide required documentation when undertaking practical activities. Students are required to supply: <br> <br>* Closed toe, non slip sports shoes <br>* Appropriate sports attire ( t-shirts, shorts, track pants, wet weather clothing) <br>* National Police Records Check (only if required by a host organisation) <br> <br>The approximate cost $300 <br> <br>If additional safety equipment is required, it will be supplied by the Institute.

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. <a href="">Read more about VET Student Loans</a>.

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