Diploma of Sport Development
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
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No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career in sport development.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Manage meetings; Use advanced features of computer applications; Determine needs of client populations; Promote compliance with laws and legal principles; Manage projects; Implement and monitor OHS policies; Manage organisational risk; Provide drugs-in-sport information; Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology; Develop nutritional strategies; Facilitate groups. Electives: Teach the intermediate tactics of Australian Football; Implement recovery programs; Coordinate team or group management; Develop volunteer management policies; Manage stable maintenance; plus more.
About Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 300 programs at different levels through five campuses across Canberra.
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Studying at CIT is different from the school or university systems. Unlike universities, which offer a more general and theory-based education, CIT focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge for jobs. CIT aims to provide quality programs and services, relevant curricula and modern facilities.
CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible Learning Centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.
Courses are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each course has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.
CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. Student loans and FEE-HELP loans are available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.
Provider CRICOS: 00001K RTO code: 0101;HE
DiplomaCourse code: SIS50612
- Full-time internal = 2 years
- Part-time internal = 4 years
20 units: 11 core; 9 electives
No minimum education
Completion of the Diploma of Sport Development provides credit transfer into University of Canberra, Bachelor of Sports Science. Students completing the Diploma of Sport (Development) will also meet the requirements for the Diploma of Sport and Recreation.
It is recommended that you gain a Level 1 coaching accreditation from the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme or from the National Strength and Conditioning Association either before or while completing this program. Job Opportunities: Sports coach, sports development officer, sports trainer, sports official, strength and conditioning coach, recreation centre manager, facility supervisor, sports administrator, sports event coordinator.
Life after Study
Recreation officers develop, support and coordinate sport and recreation programmes and services for the benefit of the community.
Sports administrators manage sports clubs, associations and peak bodies, undertaking activities such as promoting their sport, obtaining corporate sponsorship and refining the rules and structure. Sports administrators usually work with a voluntary board or committee to develop strategies and programmes to achieve the aims and policies of the club, association or peak body.