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Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
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    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you the foundational education and training to be able to blend science and practice to provide quality sports coaching. Studying this course, you will gain the management and leadership skills required to be an effective sports coach.


To be eligible for this course you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Areas of study

During this graduate certificate program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Planning training programs for elite athletes
  • Management skills for sports coaches
  • Performance analysis for sports coaches
  • Sports coaching pedagogy
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching from Griffith University.

Upon completion of this graduate certificate course, you will be able to transfer your skills to a wide range of careers. You will have the skills and training to qualify for positions in sports coaching and management, both in Australia and overseas. This course is an ideal pathway into the Master of Sports Coach program, for those who do not qualify for direct entry.

Curious about where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • High Performance Coach
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach
  • Director of Coaching

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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