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Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

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What you'll learn

About this course

The online Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration course, from The Australian College of Physical Education, offers an advanced education in contemporary sports administration principles and practices.

Designed to meet the needs of sports industry administrators, the course builds a comprehensive framework through which to interpret the political, legislative and commercial issues surrounding sports management. It provides students with a solid understanding of a broad range of core learning areas, including governance, finance, law, ethics, facility management, human resource management, marketing, media relations, event management and risk management.

All study material is supplemented with up-to-date case studies and employs a vocationally oriented approach.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field; OR
  • Have completed a diploma or advanced diploma qualification, supported by additional relevant work experience; OR
  • Have substantial relevant work or educational experience, demonstrating a capacity to succeed

Areas of study

In this sports administration course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Principles of sports administration
  • Accounting and finance in sports admin
  • Governance
  • Law and ethics in sports admin
  • Facility and human resource management in sports admin
  • Marketing and media relations in sports admin
  • Event and risk management in sports admin
  • Independent case study in sports admin
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration from the Australian College of Physical Education.

This broad-based graduate diploma program is designed to provide an opportunity for existing sporting industry professionals to consolidate their knowledge and experience, and gain current industry training.

Expected career paths include middle and senior management in a variety of local, national and international sporting organisations, including government agencies, professional sports leagues and private sports organisations and businesses.

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

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Coach

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Affordable payment plans are also 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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