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 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. Take the opportunity to learn from, and speak with, industry professionals working with our industry partners.

National Code SIS50115
Study Areas Sport & Recreation
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $10,644.00
Full Tuition Fee $12,850.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $661.80
Retain Course Items*** $50.00

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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


Full time: 12 months

Box Hill

You must have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent.

Mature age students are welcome to apply.

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.

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

Completion of 20 units, including 13 core and 7 electives.





This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisations productivity and profitability plans.

Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisations operational plan.

This unit applies to individuals who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plan.


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage on-site operational activities for the staging of events. It requires the ability to finalise operational plans, oversee event set up, execution and break down and evaluate the operational success of events.



This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to explore and refine ideas for event concepts, and to progress those concepts to the point where they can be made operational.


Last updated: February 22, 2019 01:00pm