Australian College of Physical Education
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2 years full time or part-time equivalent
7 August 2023 or 4 March 2024
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The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) will make sure you're prepared for a diverse range of future career paths in the football industry, with the skills, understanding, and knowledge that is necessary.
Through this degree, you can study how the industry (e.g. rugby union, rugby league, soccer, AFL, futsal) develops the game, and how the players, coaches, volunteers, and leaders work together to make sure their sport excels at all levels. The Associate Degree of Football has been designed in collaboration with the football industry, meaning your education will be to the highest standard. The workload also revolves around real-life case studies of football clubs, organisations, and professionals.
Work-integrated learning placements are also an important part of this course, with a minimum of 110 hours of practical placement in football environments being undertaken.
Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) are not ATAR dependent.
Some options for entry are:
While a qualification can be accepted for admission into a diploma, associate degree or bachelor's degree study, a higher performance standard is required for bachelor's degree entry. Applicants who don't meet the required standard can pursue associate degree or diploma study. Upon successful completing the diploma or associate degree study, you can move into the bachelor's degree and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. There are also various alternative entry pathways.
For more information, please enquire.
While completing the Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), you will study subjects that include:
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.
ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.
A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.
ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.
**Want to get a feel for what it's like to study with ACPE? Head to their Open Day held at their Sydney campus on Saturday, 15th July. Enquire now for more event info.**
"ACPE has been great in understanding and being flexible to my needs as a student but also as a full-time athlete living mostly overseas. This is one of the main reasons i chose to study at ACPE because I had heard of the support given to elite athletes. The staff and unit co-ordinators within my faculty and course and have been overly helpful and always given me the best chance to complete all tasks wherever O am in the world. I would definitely recommend ACPE and my course in particular to anyone looking to study but to also have a good balance in life whether personal or sporting, and I am very grateful for having the support of ACPE."
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).
On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). You will be fully prepared to pursue a career in management, development or administration with a range of career options within your favourite football code.
Wondering where a career in sports management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Sporting Club Manager, Sponsorship Manager, Events Manager, General Manager (Sporting Association or League).
The College is accredited as an Institute of Higher Education by the Commonwealth Government, allowing eligible domestic ACPE students to access FEE-HELP.
There are also other financial assistance packages available to assist students. Enquire for more information.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).
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