About the course

About the course

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

Working in the sports industry is about following your passion. It is an exciting and fast paced environment with so many different opportunities fror graduates. box hill has a track record of preparing students for the next stage, we have a range of industry partners that allow students to gain hands on learning required to succeed. Developing a strong network within the industry is really important. Our sports programs have been running over a decade and our Alumni network is really strong. It's great to be able to have our ambassadors return and provide their insights to mentor and support students on their journey.

At Box Hill Institute the Diploma of Sport (Coaching and Development) provides students an opportunity to complete a broad range of units and study areas. this 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 where you may gain employment and also provide the fundamental learning and opportunity to pathway to further study. Many of our graduates acknowledge that the Diploma is a great transition to University and that it prepares them for what is expected at Bachelor level.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 1 year


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 (Coaching and Development) and Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

This qualification will prepare you to work in a wide range of roles in the sport, recreation and fitness industry. You may find work in sports management, sports administration, 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 with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$6,528$7,908
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$607$607
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$7,384$8,764
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$7,384$8,764

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 and Recreation Management) 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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