Become a Sport Program or Facility Manager.
Get down to business and turn your business acumen and passion for sports into a career.
If you have a passion for sport and recreation, and a strong head for business, this qualification is your ticket to a rewarding career in sports management.
The Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management will enable you to step up into a managerial position in a sports complex serving grassroots to elite athletes and give you the choice to work in a range of job sectors.
From the moment you graduate, you will be equipped with the practical skills required to manage a successful and thriving sports facility. You will learn how to develop marketing strategies, coordinate client service activities, obtain sponsorships and manage finances. In addition, you’ll also have the knowledge to recruit and lead staff, manage organisational risk and maintain work health and safety systems.
To broaden your understanding of the sport and recreation industry and gain a competitive edge, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers offer a range of elective subjects that will give you a deeper understanding of event planning, fitness equipment management and more.
The Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management is a Nationally Recognised course.
Once obtained, the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management will enable you to work as a fully qualified Program Manager or Facility Manager. It will also allow you to gain employment in areas such as:
Formulate, organise and monitor inter-connected projects.
Oversee daily centre operations and coordinate centre activities through assigned staff - prioritise and delegate work activities.
Assistant Centre Manager
Assist the Centre Manager(s) to ensure the smooth running of the centre, as well as the highest standards of customer service and the enhancement of the profitability and occupancy of the centre.
Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 31 December 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 180.
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.
- Are completed online
- There is no set number of practical hours. Candidates must have access to a sport or community recreation facility or gym, and a supervisor/manager (with current industry qualifications and experience) to observe the practical demonstrations.
Up to 24 months
- 20 course units to complete.
- Complete 1 course unit every month to graduate in 24 months.
Studying the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management with AIPT is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your needs.
Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.
20 course units to complete.
Completed online, at your own pace.
For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
There is no set number of practical hours. Candidates must have access to a sport or community recreation facility or gym, and a supervisor/manager (with current industry qualifications and experience) to observe the practical demonstrations.
Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
Cost & payment.
You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.
Your course fee includes
Delivery and assessment of your qualification
Study materials (All learning resources)
Ongoing support from our Education Team
We offer two payment methods
Full fee upfront
For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.
Why choose AIPT?
Dedicated Student Support
Access a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as smooth as possible.
Industry-Current Trainers and Assessors
Industry-current Trainers and Assessors to monitor and support your learning.
Successful completion of this course may contribute towards your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
Flexible payment options
A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.
They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.
I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch right throughout the enrolment process.
Studying my theory online and at my pace allowed me to continue working full-time. The face-to-face component was amazing, working with an experienced instructor.
AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through COVID times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything.
Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and at university. It allowed flexibility while ensuring I received the best education possible .
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