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

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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 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.

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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Annual Tuition Fee$15,030
Annual Service Fee$160
Annual Material Fee$493
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$50
Estimated Annual Fee$15,733

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 2020 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 undertake 20 units

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