The Undergraduate Certificate in Sport Leadership Development short course is designed to provide professional upskilling, employment and participation in lifelong learning to those that are either currently working in the business of sport or seeking employment within the industry. This Certificate would therefore allow the students to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge as a means to either attain the necessary skills to take on more responsibilities and/or move into leadership positions or to re-engage in the industry in positions requiring key leadership knowledge and skills.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Sports Administrator
- Athlete Talent Managers
- Sports Business Development Manager
- Athlete Agent
- Sports Consultant
- Sports Business Research and Development Manager
What You'll Learn
Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.
On completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sports Leadership Development, graduates will be able to;
- Describe and evaluates effective leadership theories and models used in sports organisations in the 21st century
- Identify and analyse the different leadership traits, behaviours and characteristics of sports business leaders and appraise their level of effectiveness
- Explain the role that governance, ethics, and integrity plays in effective sport business leadership.
Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to;
- Analyse information to complete a range of activities,
- Provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
- Transmit information and skills to others
- Demonstrate effective communication skills required in a range of sports leadership roles
- Demonstrate reflective practice in determining the appropriate leadership styles within sporting organisations
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills in responding to complex policy and regulatory issues within a sport business
Application of Knowledge and Skills:
- Graduates at the level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters
- Demonstrate appropriate application of relevant policies and rules that govern the business of sport
- Demonstrate application of professional judgement in dealing with a range of challenges faced by leaders in sport business environment
- Demonstrate the application of leadership knowledge and skills in designing leadership initiatives for sport organisations
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
Full-time (6 Months).
Taught over two teaching periods of 8 weeks covering two units per period.
This course is not intended for School Leavers but is aimed at individuals who have been working in the Sport Industry for at least 2 years. Applicants with at least 2 years’ working experience in the Sport Industry have to meet the following requirements:
1. At least 2 years’ experience working in the Sports Industry – students are required to provide a resume and a reference from their employer confirming their employment, together with a personal statement about their readiness for undertaking higher education studies; and
2. One of the following:
- a minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) OR
- a qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
- an Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification (Students wishing to enter through Certificate IV must have completed Year 11 or equivalent); OR
- one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian university; OR
- satisfaction of entry requirements specified under formal articulation arrangements as determined by the ACPE Academic Board; OR
- a recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
- demonstration to the Dean’s satisfaction of good selection prospects as a student (for example, relevant work experience and motivation to study), and ineligibility to compete for admission based on the academic achievement criteria (1) to (6).
3. Applicants have to meet the English Language proficiency requirements
4. This is course is NOT available to international students.
Direct Entry – You don’t need to be a school leaver (or wait for your results) to apply to enrol with ACPE. Our courses are direct entry, meaning you don’t need an ATAR to study with us – we consider more than your ATAR.
Student Support Services – Our students receive a high level of support across several departments. These support services are critical and play a key role in ensuring our students remain connected in the classroom, are enjoying their time on campus and are maximising their potential.
Industry Partnerships – ACPE has a wide range of Industry Partnerships that ensure our students receive experience with some of the best in the business. Our partners include: Sport NSW, GWS Giants, Sydney Thunder, AUS Dance and many more.
World-Class Facilities – Our students thrive by being located in the home of sport at Sydney’s Olympic Park. We have a new, purpose-built campus on Parkview Drive with state-of-the-art facilities that thrill both students and staff alike.
FEE-HELP Available – Eligible domestic students (Australian citizens or permanent humanitarian visa holders) have access to FEE-HELP, the Federal Government’s financial assistance scheme that lets you study without paying tuition fees upfront. FEE Help incurs a 20% loan fee.
Course Structure: 2 x 6 week teaching periods with 2 units per teaching period.
This unit critically explores the pathways and impediments to making responsible personal, professional and strategic decisions in ‘real-world’ sporting organisations. The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of leadership theories, competencies and skills and how they are applied in sports business. Students will use case studies from sporting leaders in Australia and abroad to analyse what makes an effective leader in sport and apply those skills and traits to the development of their own leadership style.
In this unit students will develop an understanding of the legal environment within the context of sport both national and internationally. This preparation will allow students to conduct affairs and professional dealings with due diligence in light of the legal obligations and requirements relevant to sporting activities and organisations.
This unit is essentially concerned with developing a research perspective in students and an awareness of research methodologies and practices within an area of their expertise. Students will research discipline and methodological literature bases in order to develop a research proposal and carry out a small-scale investigation into an area of academic interest relating to some aspect of health, a sport, games, dance or sports business. Students will generate contemporary and relevant data from within, but not limited to, their own sport, sports team, sports club, sporting association or organisation or sports business.
This unit aims to examine the international environment in which sport businesses operate and how management and leadership is similar and different across different jurisdictions. Using a series of case studies, the unit will discuss topics such as: international diplomacy, human rights and equality, sport as development aid, as well as the role of international organisations such as the International Olympic Committee, The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
For more than a century ACPE has been manifesting our students’ career aspirations into reality. ACPE empowers students by providing specialised education, first-rate qualifications and access to career-enhancing opportunities in addition to a great student life experience. Start your journey towards your career in physical education (PDHPE), dance education, sports business, health science, health and movement, coaching, applied fitness, and community health. ACPE courses are delivered at its purpose-built campus in Sydney Olympic Park, with a range of courses and individual subjects offered online.