About the course

About the course

Kickstart your career in the sport and fitness industry with our sport development course. Growing at a rapid pace, the sport and fitness industry needs more qualified people. If you’re keen to be part of the industry, this is a practical, hands on course that will help you achieve your goal.

Work with and learn from industry professionals about different aspects of sport including client services, marketing, communications, coaching, compliance, event management, facility management, health and fitness. 

You will work with industry professionals at real sporting events throughout this course learning hands-on practical skills that will be used in your future career. We have some strong partnerships with sports industry organisations including Melbourne Marathon, Melbourne Grand Prix, Box Hill United Soccer Club, Great Ocean Road Running Festival, Belgravia Leisure, Tough Mudder, Tertiary Recreation Entertainment Victoria, Basketball Victoria, Proactivity, Performance Psychology and more.


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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 12 months

At the completion of this course you'll have the option to undertake units in Certificate III in Fitness so that you gain important knowledge in anatomy and physiology, that you may require in further studies or that you can use in the fitness industry. Study this fitness component in our on-campus classroom gym facility.

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the Diploma of Sport Development.

This qualification will prepare you to work in a wide range of roles in the sport and fitness industry. You may find work in sports management, sports administration, fitness, sports coaching, officiating or event management. Following further study, you may enter a career in sport/exercise science, health and nutrition or teaching physical education.

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Entry Requirements

You must have completed Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent).

Mature age applicants 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 degree courses in a number of areas including sports science, sports management and human movement.

Ask us about pathways to Deakin, LaTrobe and others.

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$6,406$7,632
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$593$593
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$7,248$8,474
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$7,248$8,474

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 2021 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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