Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

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  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
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  • Duration:
    Up to 24 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Program Manager | Recreation Officer | Facilities Manager | Centre Manager | Competition Manager | View All

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Course Rundown

Got a passion for sport and recreation and a strong head for business? We’ve got the right fitness course for you! Providing you with an understanding of the daily operations of a fitness centre, this SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), readies you for a career in management that draws on your skills to plan and manage events, fitness programs and develop a fitness business.

Armed with this qualification and your new set of practical skills you’ll be able to manage a successful and thriving fitness centre or facility. Learn how to coordinate client service activities, develop marketing strategies, obtain sponsorships, manage finances, recruit and lead staff, maintain WHS systems and more. AIPT is all about giving their students a competitive edge, which is why this course offers you electives that’ll help build your knowledge of event planning, fitness equipment management and more. 

Delivered online by AIPT, your coursework 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.



You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
  • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points

  • Internet: High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
  • Windows : Operating system - Windows XP or Vista 7 or above. Internet Browser - Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
  • MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser - latest version of Google Chrome
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download

Candidates must have access to a Sport and Recreation Facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe and sign-off on practical assessments.

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

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 SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management 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

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

How Much Will It Cost?

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

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $111.17 per week (over 24 months)
  • $250 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save

  • $4,990 upfront payment (save $700)

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for other assisted government funding.

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