Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport Leadership

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The high performance sport industry is increasingly focused on developing employees and athletes with strong leadership skills and training in ethics and social responsibility. Proposed regulatory changes within the industry may make these skills a necessity. This course is designed to address these industry demands by developing specialist knowledge and skills for leadership and communication in high performance sport settings. The course addresses its curriculum underpinned by dignity, self-worth and respect for others as a nuance to professionalism that makes such professionals more effective and more highly valued leaders.

Course Fee:

$8,170.00

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or higher; or a different discipline and evidence of relevant industry experience; or submit a proposal alongside a formal application, demonstrating evidence of substantial relevant industry experience over a sustained period

Structure:

40 credit points comprising of 30 cp from specified units and 10 cp from elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Leadership

Study Pathways:

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

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 or post-Secondary school sporting clubs); sport and health based research. Examples of potential employment roles include: high performance manager; sports science manager; professional coach; sports scientist; strength and conditioning coach; fitness coach/advisor.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Sports Administrator, Sports Coach,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 0.5 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 1 year

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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