Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
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    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 24 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Program Manager | Recreation Officer | Community Sport Manager | Sports Development Officer | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Do you have a passion for sport and recreation and a strong head for business? We've got the right fitness course for you! Providing you with an understanding of the daily operations of a fitness centre, this SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), readies you for a career in management that draws on your skills to plan and manage events, fitness programs and develop a fitness business. 

    Armed with this qualification and your new set of practical skills you'll be able to manage a successful and thriving fitness centre or facility. Learn how to coordinate client service activities, develop marketing strategies, obtain sponsorships, manage finances, recruit and lead staff, maintain WHS systems and more. AIPT is all about giving their students a competitive edge, which is why this course offers you electives that'll help build your knowledge of event planning, fitness equipment management and more. 

    Delivered online by AIPT, your coursework covers a wide range of competencies, equipping you with the knowledge needed to manage staff, develop marketing plans, secure sponsorship, coordinate client services, organise events, develop business relationships, manage stock, develop business plans, manage finances and oversee the daily operation of a fitness centre.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 31 December 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

    • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
    • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

    Minimum Age

    You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

    Residency Status

    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

    Computer Requirements

    In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

    • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
    • Internet: High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
    • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
    • Internet Browser – Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
    • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

    Candidates must have access to a Sport and Recreation Facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe and sign-off on practical assessments.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this sports management course, the units of competency you may study include:

    • BSBADM502B Manage meetings
    • BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
    • SITXMGT501 Establish and conduct business relationships
    • SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people
    • SITXGLC501 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
    • SITXEVT505 Manage on-site event operations
    • SISXRSK502A Manage organisational risks
    • SISXCCS004 Provide quality service
    • SISXIND406A Manage projects
    • SISXCCS402A Coordinate client service activities
    • SISXFAC404A Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance
    • SISXWHS503 Establish and maintain work health and safety systems
    • SISXFAC506A Manage stock supply and purchase
    • SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
    • SITXMPR501 Obtain and manage sponsorship
    • SITXEVT602 Develop event concepts
    • SITXEVT603 Determine event feasibility
    • SITXFIN601 Manage physical assets
    • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • BSBFIM601A Manage finances
    • BSBMGT617A Develop and implement a business plan
    • BSBMKG608A Develop organisational marketing objectives
    • BSBMKG609A Develop a marketing plan
    • BSBRKG502B Manage and monitor business or records systems
  • Why Australian Institute of Personal Trainers?

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    The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:

    Dedicated student support
    Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as smooth as possible.

    Largest network of locations
    We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.

    Flexible delivery options
    AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

    Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.


    All student testimonials for Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

    "The day that I got the email to say I had passed my course, Sean Weir Fitness was advertising for a new personal trainer. I applied for the job and had an interview the next day. I now instruct five boot camps and two box fit classes a week and I have many personal training clients. I am currently employed by Sean Weir Fitness and am looking to start my Diploma of Fitness with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. I am so happy to be doing a job that I love and look forward to going to work everyday."

    Brendan Mann , Certificate IV in Fitness Complete Personal Trainer

    “After quitting my job as a director of two preschools in Bondi, I started the fast track course with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Within 2 weeks I began managing the gym due to my previous experience and within in 12 months, I bought the gym from my mentor! The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers enabled me to get started in my business and now I’m a campus director for AIPT, and I love helping others achieve their dream.”

    Alison Gibson , Certificate IV in Fitness Complete Personal Trainer

    “I work with a registered training organisation while still delivering personal training sessions. My Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification has enabled me to increase my revenue, achieve fantastic business growth and combine my passion for fitness and education.”

    Louise Richards , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

    You will have gained the skills to work in a range of different fitness industry environments including aquatics centres, sporting complexes and community-based fitness programs

  • Career Outcomes

    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).

  • Let's talk price

    AIPT offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $86.04* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    *Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

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