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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Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 12 months

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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 and Academic Requirements

International students must have completed an Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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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

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Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee$15,030.00
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 VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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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