About the course

About the course

Our sports programs at Box Hill Institute are delivered as a dual qualification (Diploma of Sport – Development & Coaching / Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management). The sports industry is constantly evolving, and by completing a dual qualification allows you to experience the best of both worlds and develop a diverse range of skills that will create excellent pathways to further education and industry. You'll have the opportunity to experience all parts of the industry to help clarify your career objectives. If you want to be part of this industry, this is a practical hands on course that will help you achieve your goals.

Working in the sports industry is about following your passion, its an exciting and fast paced environment with so many different opportunities for graduates. Box Hill Institute has a track record of preparing students for the next stage.  We have a range of industry partners that allow you to gain the hands on learning required to succeed. Developing a strong network within the industry is really important, our sports programs have been running for over a decade and our Alumni network is really strong. Its great to be able to have our ambassadors come back and provide their insights, to mentor and support students on their journey.

At Box Hill Institute the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management provides you with an opportunity to complete a broad range of units and study areas. The includes; coaching, sports leadership, sports integrity, event and project management, sports governance and sports psychology. Each of the subject areas are applicable to the different roles you will be employed in and they also provide the fundamental learning and are part of the pathway to university. Many of our graduates acknowledge that the Diploma is a great transition to University and that it prepares them for what’s expected at a Bachelor level.

Industry placement is an integral part of the course and is delivered as part of our professional development program. We will support you in finding worthwhile placements with our partner organisations. This program will support you in developing a strong personal brand and a professional development plan for the year. The course will also provide an opportunity to complete a number of other courses that include a range of coaching certificates, first aid and mental health first aid training. The industry placement and professional development program really sets you up for employment in the industry.  Our focus is to ensure you are “job ready” before you finish the course and to give you the competitive edge.


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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 1 year

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
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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.

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 with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$10,011$12,126
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$686$686
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$10,946$13,061
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$10,946$13,061

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 2022 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

You will complete a dual Diploma (along with the Diploma of Sport (Coaching and Sport Development)) which consists of 30 units.  

You'll cover:

  • Diploma of Sport (Coaching and Sport Development) (14 units)
  • Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management (16 units) 
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