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Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Up to 18 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Recreation Officer | Sports Administrator | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

Providing you with an understanding of the daily operations of a fitness centre, this Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management (SIS50712) readies you for a career in management that draws on your skills to plan and manage events, fitness programs and develop a fitness business.

Delivered online by Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), your course work covers a wide range of competencies, equipping you with the knowledge needed to manage staff, develop marketing plans, secure sponsorship, coordinate client services, organise events, develop business relationships, manage stock, develop business plans, manage finances and oversee the daily operation of a fitness centre.


While there are no prerequisites for entry to this course, it is recommended that you have lower level qualifications in the industry such as a Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation Management (SIS40412) and access to sport and recreation activities.

Areas of study

In this sports management course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • BSBADM502B - Manage meetings
  • BSBMGT515A - Manage operational plan
  • SITXMGT501 - Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXHRM402 - Lead and manage people
  • SITXGLC501 - Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • SITXEVT505 - Manage on-site event operations
  • SISXRSK502A - Manage organisational risks
  • SISXFAC409 - Plan and provide sport, fitness and recreation services
  • SISXIND406A - Manage projects
  • SISXCCS402A - Coordinate client service activities
  • SISXFAC404A - Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance
  • SISXWHS503 - Establish and maintain work health and safety systems
  • SISXFAC506A - Manage stock supply and purchase
  • SISXIND404A - Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
  • SITXMPR501 - Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • SITXEVT602 - Develop event concepts
  • SITXEVT603 - Determine event feasibility
  • SITXFIN601 - Manage physical assets
  • BSBHRM405 - Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • BSBFIM601A - Manage finances
  • BSBMGT617A - Develop and implement a business plan
  • BSBMKG608A - Develop organisational marketing objectives
  • BSBMKG609A - Develop a marketing plan
  • BSBRKG502B - Manage and monitor business or records systems
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers RTO 32363
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:

Dedicated student support

Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.

Largest network of locations

We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.

Flexible delivery options

AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.
Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management (SIS50712) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

You will have gained the skills to work in a range of different fitness industry environments including aquatics centres, sporting complexes and community-based fitness programs

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan - Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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