Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) will make sure you're prepared for a diverse range of future career paths in the football industry, with the skills, understanding, and knowledge that is necessary.

Through this degree, you can study how the industry (e.g. rugby union, rugby league, soccer, AFL, futsal) develops the game, and how the players, coaches, volunteers, and leaders work together to make sure their sport excels at all levels. The Associate Degree of Football has been designed in collaboration with the football industry, meaning your education will be to the highest standard. The workload also revolves around real-life case studies of football clubs, organisations, and professionals.

Work-integrated learning placements are also an important part of this course, with a minimum of 110 hours of practical placement in football environments being undertaken.

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  • Qualification:
    Associate Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
    Blended
    Workplace
    Classroom
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
    7 August 2023 or 4 March 2024
  • Awarded by:
    Australian College of Physical Education
  • Location:
    NSW
  • Career Outcomes:
    Competition Manager | Head of Football | Performance Analysis Manager | School Program Manager | Female and Inclusion Officer | View All

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Course Rundown

The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) will make sure you’re prepared for a diverse range of future career paths in the football industry, with the skills, understanding, and knowledge that is necessary.

Through this degree, you can study how the industry (e.g. rugby union, rugby league, soccer, AFL, futsal) develops the game, and how the players, coaches, volunteers, and leaders work together to make sure their sport excels at all levels. The Associate Degree of Football has been designed in collaboration with the football industry, meaning your education will be to the highest standard. The workload also revolves around real-life case studies of football clubs, organisations, and professionals.

Work-integrated learning placements are also an important part of this course, with a minimum of 110 hours of practical placement in football environments being undertaken.

Eligibility

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) are not ATAR dependent.

Some options for entry are:

  • A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent meeting required standards in relevant subjects.
  • An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification.
  • One year of full-time or an equivalent study in a degree course at a recognised higher education institute in Australia or an equivalent

While a qualification can be accepted for admission into a diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree study, a higher performance standard is required for bachelor’s degree entry. Applicants who don’t meet the required standard can pursue associate degree or diploma study. Upon successful completing the diploma or associate degree study, you can move into the bachelor’s degree and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. There are also various alternative entry pathways.

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While completing the Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), you will study subjects that include:

  • SPB1301 - Managing the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • PER1103 - Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • HSC1104 - Skill Acquisition
  • PER1112 - Football Principles and Practices
  • SPB1101 - Introduction to Sports Business
  • PER1205 - Officiating
  • PER1212 - Football Club Development and Support
  • PER1213 - Player Wellbeing
  • PER2111 - Leadership and Management in Football
  • PER2102  - Professional Communication
  • PER2112 - Football in Education and the Community
  • PER2113 - Football Tactics Strategies and Analytics
  • PER2211 - Football Finance Management and Governance
  • PER2212 - International Study of Football
  • PER2213 - Football Coaching: Theory into Practice
  • HSC2205 - Applied Football Science

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Sydney Olympic Park

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

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Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management & Performance) qualification from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). You will be fully prepared to pursue a career in management, development or administration with a range of career options within your favourite football code.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The College is accredited as an Institute of Higher Education by the Commonwealth Government, allowing eligible domestic ACPE students to access FEE-HELP.

There are also other financial assistance packages available to assist students. Enquire for more information.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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