Australian Catholic University

Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Performance analysis is a rapidly growing area of specialisation in the high performance sport industry, both nationally and internationally. The Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis provides specialist knowledge and skills in performance analysis, by providing theoretical and applied foundations for practice in this industry. You will develop advanced knowledge and skills in data handling and analysis, and be exposed to technologies used in high performance sport settings. The learning outcomes encourage critical thinking, solving of complex problems, and communication of complex knowledge and ideas to other professionals working in the high performance sport industry.In Australia, there are employment opportunities in professional and semi-professional sporting teams, the National Institutes Network, and other sporting organisations. These opportunities extend to the international market. At the heart of this industry is the conditioning of the athlete, with the aim of optimising individual and team performance for successful outcomes.


40 credit points.


  • High performance sport
  • Sport and exercise science

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:hold a Bachelor degree or higher in Exercise Science, Sports Science, Human Movement or a related discipline
  • OR have completed a Bachelor degree (or higher) in a different discipline AND evidence of relevant industry experience
  • OR submit a proposal alongside their formal application, demonstrating evidence of substantial relevant industry experience.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study pathways

The degree is designed as a pathway into ACU's Master of High Performance Sport and Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Part-time : 12 months

Further information

Examples of potential employment settings include: professional and semi-professional sporting organisations; international high performance sport organisations; National Institutes (of sport) Network; government and non-government funded sporting programs (e.g. University, Secondary school and other sporting clubs); sport and health based research. Examples of potential employment roles include: performance analyst; sports scientist; high performance manager; strength and conditioning coach; professional coach; fitness coach/advisor; sports science manager.

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