Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport

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Australian College of Physical Education
  • Awarded by

    Australian College of Physical Education

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 months full time or you can choose to study part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Sports Administrator | Sports Manager | Sports Club Management | Sports Club Membership Consultant | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you are currently a sports management professional looking to upgrade your career options, you will find that this Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport (GCLIS) qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) offers students a unique opportunity to target employment in upper management roles within the sports industry.

    Developed through extensive consultation with industry and management experts, this course provides postgraduate education that aligns with current industry requirements and expectations. Instructors for this program bring together senior leadership experience in relevant fields and across many different sports codes, delivering an authentic student experience that ensures graduates are well-prepared for managerial positions in the sports sector.

    This course is suitable for:

    • Individuals already engaged in the sports industry seeking additional education and training to enhance their career prospects.
    • Professionals with experience in other industries aiming to transition into a career in sports.
    • Individuals with significant experience in sports organisations, including athletes or coaches, lacking formal qualifications required for management roles.
    • Directors or committee members in sports organisations seeking additional education and training to maximise value for their organisation.

    Designed to accommodate part-time study, the course offers flexibility for students to transition between full-time and part-time based on their other commitments.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To enrol in this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

    • Have at least two years' work experience in the industry; AND
    • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field; OR
    • Have completed a diploma or advanced diploma qualification, supported by additional relevant work experience; OR
    • Have substantial relevant work or educational experience, demonstrating a capacity to succeed. 
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing this Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport (GCLIS) qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), you will cover the following units:

    • SBG4002 - Managing People in Sport Organisations
    • SBG4005 - Leadership in Sport Organisations
    • SBG4051 - Ethics and Integrity
    • SBG4053 - Strategic and Operational Risk Management
  • Why Australian College of Physical Education?

    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.**

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

    All student testimonials for Australian College of Physical Education

    "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."

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport (GCLIS) qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). The course will have ensured that you have the skills and knowledge required to become an effective senior manager across any sports code.

  • 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

    Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.

    Affordable payment plans are also available.

    Please enquire for overall course costs.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    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). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To enrol in this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have at least two years' work experience in the industry; AND
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field; OR
  • Have completed a diploma or advanced diploma qualification, supported by additional relevant work experience; OR
  • Have substantial relevant work or educational experience, demonstrating a capacity to succeed. 

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