Diploma of Sport - SIS50319

VFA Learning

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03612C

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of roles within the Australian sport industry. They work or volunteer at community-based sport clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry. Individuals with this qualification are involved in the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, and the provision of leadership and support to colleagues. They work autonomously and coordinate and supervise others. Possible job titles include:High performance coach Sport development managerTalent manager.Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).


  • Organise and supervise participant travel
  • Lead and manage people
  • Manage on-course golf operations
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Manage risk
  • Develop and implement participation strategies
  • Coach participants in sport competition
  • Conduct individualised long-term training programs
  • Develop sport coaches
  • Manage the structure and facilitation of golf competitions and tournaments
  • Participate in high performance golf tournaments
  • Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
  • Coach swimmers up to an elite level
  • Acquire and educate horses for sport or recreational programs
  • Manage volunteer workforce development
  • Meet participant coaching needs
  • Plan and implement sponsorship and event marketing
  • Determine nutritional requirements for sport or recreational horses
  • Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • Apply anti-doping policies
  • Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance
  • Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
  • Manage meetings
  • Protect children and young people
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • Plan, conduct and review training and recovery programs
  • Manage media relationships
  • Coach official national competition participants in equestrian
  • Manage fitness in performance horses
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Assess horses for sport or recreational performance
  • Manage operational plan
  • Provide first aid
  • Coach advanced level golfers
  • Condition horses for sport or recreational performance
  • Implement sport talent identification programs
  • Manage projects
  • Evaluate equine training methodologies
  • Apply sport psychology principles
  • Manage legal compliance in sport and recreation
  • Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
  • Fit and alter golf equipment
  • Manage integrity in sport
  • Evaluate performance horse conformation
  • Manage horses to meet performance horse sport requirements
  • Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Domestic: $13,000
International: $13,000
  • Full-time : 12 months
Melbourne CBD Domestic: $13,000
International: $13,000
  • Full-time : 12 months
Narre Warren Domestic: $13,000
International: $13,000
  • Full-time : 12 months

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