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Diploma of Sport Development SIS50612

Overview

The Diploma of Sport Development gives you the skills, knowledge and practical experience to move into a Sport Development career. Career opportunities can vary from coaching at all levels of the community, to sport development: officer, coordinator, manager and various administration roles. Work at this level would be undertaken with a high degree of autonomy.

Qualification: Diploma of Sport Development SIS50612
Program No: DP-HS04
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: Flexible Online Learning with a week of compulsory practical assessment sessions – 1 semester full-time (approximately 25 hours per week or part-time equivalent) – available every semester with the intensive week located in Canberra at the end of semester in Jun and Dec. You will need to pay for and arrange your own travel to and accommodation in Canberra for the week.

OR

Face-to-face at CIT with industry placement - 1 semester full-time (approximately 25 hours per week or part-time equivalent) – this is only available in second semester each year (July to Dec).
Likely Job Outcome: - Coach at all levels
- Sports administrator at all levels
- Sport Development: officer, coordinator, manager
- Event Management and coordination.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

The Diploma of Sport Development is delivered in conjunction with sports industry professionals.
If you elect to study through flexible online learning with the compulsory practical assessment sessions, you will need to pay for and arrange your own travel to and accommodation in Canberra for the week (held Jun for semester 1 and Dec for semester 2).

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- have a Certificate IV in Sport Development OR an Australian Year 12 OR industry experience OR complete a literacy assessment with CIT to demonstrate a literacy of at least ACSF Level 3 in writing and maths

- AND attend an interview where you will discuss your aptitude for the qualification and gain additional information so that you make an informed decision about which delivery mode suit you best. Canberra based students can attend the interview in person at CIT Bruce campus and interstate students will have the interview over the phone or via Skype.

Before undertaking any practical work experience involving children you will be required to undertake a "working with vulnerable people" background check.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 20 subjects

  • BSBADM502   Manage meetings
    • CIT Code: ADMN150
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace, including conducting or managing administrative tasks in providing agendas and meeting material. They may work as senior administrative staff or may be individuals with responsibility for conducting and chairing meetings in the workplace.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT308   Use advanced features of computer applications
    • CIT Code: INFT223
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use computer applications employing advanced features. It involves manipulating data and accessing support resources to solve routine problems.
      It applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as advanced information and communications technology (ICT) users, and support information technology activities in software applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO306   Provide drugs in sport information
    • CIT Code: SPRT861
      Cost: $195.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide information about performance enhancing and prohibited drugs to athletes and implement strategies to assist athletes to effectively address those issues according to legislative and sport-specific regulations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO307   Provide nutrition information to athletes
    • CIT Code: SPRT862
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to provide information to support their athletes to apply the principles and practices of nutrition to achieve peak performance in the relevant sporting activity.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO308   Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
    • CIT Code: SPRT863
      Cost: $235.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to support their athletes to apply the principles of sports psychology to their specific sporting activity. It focuses on assisting athletes to implement and evaluate psychological approaches to optimise their sporting performance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCAI006   Facilitate groups
    • CIT Code: SPRT814
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and facilitate the effective functioning of a group of people participating in an activity.
      This unit applies to individuals who work autonomously in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes program staff working in after-school or holiday-care programs, those assisting with coaching activities, or undertaking a support role in fitness activities, indoor and outdoor recreation activities such as camps and other guided activities.
      These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCCS403A   Determine needs of client populations
    • CIT Code: COMM360
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather, analyse and interpret data to plan and evaluate client service relationships and develop methods of improvement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND404A   Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
    • CIT Code: LEGL204
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legislation relevant to organisational operations . The unit focuses on analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation to inform the review of current organisational systems to determine compliance with legal obligations and promote the modification or development and implementation of systems to promote business compliance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND406A   Manage projects
    • CIT Code: PROJ174
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to scope, implement, monitor and evaluate project-management plans and outcomes in specific activity areas, ensuring all resources are available to achieve project goals and that  the project complies with legislative and organisational requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXRSK502A   Manage organisational risks
    • CIT Code: SPRT567
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a risk-management program for an organisation. It incorporates an assessment of potential risks facing the organisation and the development of strategies and procedures to mitigate risk situations according to the current Australian and New Zealand standard.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXWHS402   Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
    • CIT Code: WPHS103
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies, procedures and programs within the context of an established organisational work health and safety system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAWHS501   Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
    • CIT Code: SPRT854
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of an advanced exercise program aimed at maintaining peak fitness for performances that require a high level of stamina, strength and endurance.
      Individuals who apply these skills are expected to display a high level of initiative, judgement and responsibility as they develop fitness programs that incorporate well-developed understanding of anatomy and physiology, the principles of biomechanics, and the way they inform the development of advanced exercise programs. At this level, access to a fully equipped fitness studio or gym is required.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO101   Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
    • CIT Code: SPRT853
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update information on coaching, including the legal and ethical issues that must be considered by coaches.
      The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend general principles of coaching as well as National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements and covers the initial and ongoing development of a person's required knowledge base. It does not cover the technical requirements related to coaching in particular sport, these skills are covered in other units.
      This information underpins effective performance as a coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO303   Plan and deliver coaching programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT850
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and deliver sports coaching programs. The unit focuses on the application of planning and organisational skills to determine developmental activities and delivery methods according to sports participants needs.
      Prerequisites: SPRT853 SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
  • SISSSCO410   Implement a talent identification program
    • CIT Code: SPRT857
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to implement and evaluate a talent identification system for athletes. It focuses on identifying and developing potential athletes to perform at elite competition level in the relevant sport.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO512   Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
    • CIT Code: SPRT859
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required enable coaches to assist their athletes with injury prevention and provide strategies to deal with illness and injury.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO513   Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT860
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply sport-specific knowledge to implement a high-performance training program designed to refine the skills and performance of individuals participating at a high level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT019   Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
    • CIT Code: SPRT420
      Cost: $235.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.
      This unit applies to the use of physiological and mechanical principles in training to improve the health- and skill-related components of fitness of clients who have recently completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC402A   Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT596
      Cost: $95.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.
      This unit applies to coaches working with individuals or teams. It also applies to fitness instructors who provide a range of fitness programs and services to individuals or groups. The unit is applicable to those working with sporting groups, in fitness centres, gyms or autonomously in the fitness industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT017   Instruct long-term exercise programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT880
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients. It requires the ability to apply the principles of training and program design to achieve goals in relation to health and skill-related components of fitness. It applies to the use of a variety of training techniques and cardiovascular, free weights and contemporary training equipment, in client programs.
      This unit does not cover exercise prescription or instruction of uncontrolled movements. The personal trainer must only implement instruction and monitoring of power exercises that are controlled and only in situations where the client is prepared. This unit does not apply to the use of Olympic lifts.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Sport Development SIS40612

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au