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|
|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.
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).
The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.
Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.
Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.
Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.
Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.
|Likely Job Outcome:||- Coach at all levels
- Sports administrator at all levels
- Sport Development: officer, coordinator, manager
- Event Management and coordination.
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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
- 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.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
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. 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 Foundation Skills.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Complete 20 subjects
Core: Complete all 11
CIT Code: ADMN150 Cost: Standard $66.00 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
Determine needs of client populations
CIT Code: COMM360 Cost: Standard $43.00 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
Use advanced features of computer applications
CIT Code: INFT223 Cost: Standard $88.00 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
Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
CIT Code: LEGL204 Cost: Standard $33.00 Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legislation relevant to organisation operations. The unit focuses on analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation to inform the review of current organisation systems to determine compliance with legal obligations and promote the modification or development and implementation of systems to promote organisation compliance. Prerequisites: Nil
CIT Code: PROJ174 Cost: Standard $64.50 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
Manage organisational risks
CIT Code: SPRT567 Cost: Standard $86.00 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
CIT Code: SPRT814 Cost: Standard $55.00 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
Provide drugs in sport information
CIT Code: SPRT861 Cost: Standard $201.00 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
Provide nutrition information to athletes
CIT Code: SPRT862 Cost: Standard $55.00 Description: his 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
Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
CIT Code: SPRT863 Cost: Standard $245.00 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
Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
CIT Code: WPHS103 Cost: Standard $33.00 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
Electives: Complete all 9
Plan and deliver coaching programs
CIT Code: SPRT850 Cost: Standard $66.00 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: SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
CIT Code: SPRT853 Cost: Standard $66.00 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
Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
CIT Code: SPRT854 Cost: Standard $176.00 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
Implement a talent identification program
CIT Code: SPRT857 Cost: Standard $44.00 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
Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
CIT Code: SPRT859 Cost: Standard $88.00 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: SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information
SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
Plan and implement high performance training and recovery
CIT Code: SPRT860 Cost: Standard $165.00 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
Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness
CIT Code: SPRT420 Cost: Standard $301.00 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
Develop strength and conditioning programs
CIT Code: SPRT596 Cost: Standard $102.00 Description: Unit descriptorThis 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. Prerequisites: Nil
Instruct long-term exercise programs
CIT Code: SPRT880 Cost: Standard $121.00 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
|Certificate IV||Sport Development SIS40612|
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