About the course

About the course

Kickstart your career in the sport and fitness industry with our sport development course. Alternatively, you could use this course as your pathway to degrees in sport science, human movement and sport management.

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 be involved in working 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.

At the completion of this course you'll have the option to undertake units in SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness so that you gain important knowledge in anatomy and physiology, which you will require in further studies or you can use in the fitness industry. Study this fitness component in our on-campus classroom gym facility.

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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

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the SIS50612 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.

You may be eligible to receive credit for your studies with us.

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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $6,077.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,391.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$394.20
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.
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Course Structure

You will undertake 20 units

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