About the course

About the course

If you have a passion for sport, you may find your dream career in sports management. Our sport and recreation management course is your first step towards working in this rapidly growing industry. Or alternatively, you could use this course as your stepping stone to a sports degree.

Melbourne is known as the sporting events capital of the world. It is home to the Boxing Day Test, Grand Prix, Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne Cup, AFL Grand Final, Ironman Triathlons, Australian Open Tennis and many other exciting events.

In this practical hands-on course, you will study across a range of areas in sport including client services, marketing, communication, risk management, event management and facility management. 

Leading industry professionals will introduce you to some of Melbourne’s major events and you will have the opportunity to work at many of these events. We have some strong partnerships with sports industry organisations including Melbourne Marathon, Melbourne Grand Prix, Great Ocean Road Running Festival, Belgravia Leisure, Tough Mudder, Tertiary Recreation Entertainment Victoria, Basketball Victoria, Proactivity, Performance Psychology, and more. Take the opportunity to learn from, and speak with, industry professionals working with our industry partners.

As part of the course you will complete 100 hours work placement, 50 hours in Semester 1 and 50 hours in Semester 2. The placement can be in any relevant workplace. In most cases we will place you in workplaces where we have relationships and will be able to readily receive feedback.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 12 months

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

This qualification will prepare you for work in a wide range of roles in the sports industry. You may wish to pursue employment opportunities in:

  • sports management
  • sports administration
  • sports coaching
  • officiating
  • event management
  • sport facility management

You may also opt to complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management concurrently or following this course to broaden employment opportunities.

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Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Mature age students are welcome to apply.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for degrees in a number of areas including sport management or management.

You may be eligible for credits for up to 12 months for studies.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$11,085$13,291
Service Fee$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$386$386
Retain Course Items$50$50
Total Course Estimate$11,761$13,967
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$11,761$13,967

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

Completion of 20 units

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