Associate Degree of Sports Business

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  • Qualification:
    Associate Degree
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full time or part time equivalent
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australian College of Physical Education
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Sports Manager | Sports Event Manager | Sports Marketer | Athlete Manager |

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Course Rundown

Take charge of your career trajectory and build your business skills. This Associate Degree of Sports Business from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is designed to give you insight into the inner workings of the multi-million dollar sports industry.

The course will teach you the ins and outs of running a sports business. In this 2-year course, you’ll cover all the core business capabilities necessary for success in the industry, including marketing, management and administration skills specifically for the sports environment.

With a practical business focus, this course will help you develop leadership and management skills that can translate to any role in the sports industry, allowing you flexibility to choose a career path that interests you.

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To study this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum HSC average of 60 or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • An Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from TAFE or another VET provider; OR
  • 1 year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian University; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified by ACPE board; OR
  • A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
  • Demonstration of good selection prospects for admission if ineligible for admission based on academic achievement.

Alternate entry pathways may be available for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria. Enquire now to find out more.

In this sports business course, subjects you may study include:

  • Introduction to Sports Business
  • Sport and the Social Context
  • Application of Maths and Statistics for Health and Sport
  • Administration for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • IT in Sports Business Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Governance and Policy in Sport and Recreation
  • International Sport Business
  • Asset and Risk Management
  • Sport Recreation and the Law
  • Statutory Requirements for Sports Business
  • Sport and Human Resource Management
  • Health Policy and Politics
  • Leadership in Sport Business
  • Building Relationships in Sports Business

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:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an Associate Degree of Sports Business from the Australian College of Physical Education.

You'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to start a career in sports business in a range of management, marketing and promotional roles. This qualification also offers graduates a pathway to ACPE's Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership). 


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

How Much Will It Cost?

ACPE gives students the option to choose a payment plan in addition to the option of paying upfront.

Eligible domestic students can apply for FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of their fees.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you.

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 $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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