The Bachelor of Sports Media has been designed to nurture students that aspire to work in the sports media industry. The course has four streams: sport, media, journalism, and communications. Students will be equipped to work in a variety of roles with sports leagues and clubs, sports media organisations, media organisations and sports agencies.
Career opportunities, include:
- sports journalist
- social media coordinator
- sports commentator
- sport television producer
- sports communications coordinator
- sports analyst
- sports public relations
- sport sponsorship
- sports programmer
- media and digital officer
- radio producer
- sports marketing officer.
Pathways to further study:
- Masters or other post-graduate qualifications.
Study at home through remote learning
While measures are in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), units of theory for this course will be delivered remotely and other units delivered on campus with social distancing in place.
Find out more about remote learning
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course offers, download the Bachelor of Sports Media student profile (Word- 60kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers download the 2019 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Sports Media (Word - 58kb).
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Studying the Bachelor of Sports Media at Holmesglen
This degree facilitates real world opportunities for students, ensuring they learn more and do more and are prepared for an exciting sports media career.
The course offers significant applied learning opportunities where students function as consultants to sporting organisations developing the skills required by industry.
The experienced academic staff have extensive industry experience in journalism, marketing, communications, public relations, broadcasting, business and sponsorship. The facilities used for the course include access to a television studio, radio booth and video equipment.
Applicants should apply directly to Holmesglen and fill out a Direct entry supplementary application form (Word - 231kb).
At Holmesglen, we are committed to supporting our students to achieve their learning goals, so we provide small classes with hands-on experiences. With small classes, you won't be lost in the crowd. You'll soon get to know your fellow students and feel part of Holmesglen - and your teachers will know you as an individual.
All new students commencing in a higher education course must attend their faculty course orientation and Holmesglen's higher education orientation.
Sports journalism, digital sport, media production, public relations, social media, sport sponsorship, sports broadcasting, sports marketing.
The course is designed around four main strands of media, journalism, communications and sport.
The course consists of 23 core subjects: 22 six-credit point subjects and one 12-credit point subject.
||The media industry
||Sport in Australia
||Academic and Professional Communications
||Introduction to public relations
||Ethics and the media
||The business of sport
||Introduction to journalism and research
||Digital Media Production
||Journalism writing practice
||Media and the law
||Media for sports events
||Transition to professional practice
||Digital Sports and Digital Media
||Advanced public relations and communication
||Advanced sports broadcasting
||Advanced journalism practice
||Sport athlete management
||Sport venue and event management
||Sport event tourism
||Sport governance and strategy
| Code || Name |
|BSM109||The media industry|
|BSM110||Sport in Australia|
|BSPB105||Academic and Professional Communications|
|BSM107||Introduction to public relations|
|BSM105||Ethics and the media|
|BSM212||The business of sport|
|BSM102||Introduction to journalism and research|
|BSM214||Digital Media Production|
|BSM213||Journalism writing practice|
|BSM211||Media and the law|
|BSM311||Media for sports events|
|BSM308||Transition to professional practice|
|BSM313||Digital Sports and Digital Media|
|BSM207||Advanced public relations and communication|
|BSM303||Advanced sports broadcasting|
|BSM309||Advanced journalism practice|
|BSPB203||Sport athlete management|
|BSPB302||Sport venue and event management|
|BSPB303||Sport event tourism|
|BSPB304||Sport governance and strategy|
Assessment comprises essays, briefs, written reports, feature stories, news bulletins, market analyses, case studies and oral presentations. You are required to attend tests as scheduled by Holmesglen.
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Sports Media 2020 tuition fees (Word - 31kb).
For details on credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessment, pre-requisites co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Sports Media subject summary (Word - 54kb).
Prior to enrolment or commencement of this higher education program, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. This will assist with determining your suitability to the course, and identify any learning support needs.
Admission requirements for all applicants
Supplementary Application Form
Applicants are required to submit a completed Bachelor of Sports Media Supplementary Application Form at the interview if this has not been emailed prior to the interview. The Supplementary Application Form details the applicant's education history in addition to their higher education and career aspirations.
The supplementary form is complementary to the interview, and the ATAR score where applicable, in terms of assessing the applicant's suitability for the course.
All applicants are required to have an interview with an academic staff member with the intent to learn more about the qualification and the expectations of higher education study at Holmesglen.
This is also an opportunity for the student to display their enthusiasm and aptitude relative to both their education and their career aspirations.
Face-to-face interviews are preferred although teleconference interviews can be arranged as required. Interviews are approximately 30 minutes.
Applicants will be contacted by Holmesglen regarding their interview appointment. Alternatively, applicants can arrange their interview time by contacting 9564 6423 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Interview details will be confirmed by mail or email.
All applicants are required to bring their completed Supplementary Application Form if this has not been emailed prior to the interview. Applicants who have completed previous qualifications are also required to bring with them the qualification certificate and the academic transcript.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
• ATAR - This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.
• You will need to fill in a supplementary application form.
• You will be required to attend an interview. Holmesglen will contact applicants to arrange the interview and details will be confirmed by mail or email. For further information about the interview see ‘Admission requirements for all Applicants’ .
For applicants with:
- Higher Education Study
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Work and Life Experience:
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will need to fill in a supplementary application form.
- You will be required to attend an interview. Holmesglen will contact applicants to arrange the interview and details will be confirmed by mail or email.
Students may be eligible for credit in some subjects based on previous study in a related area and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you will receive the Bachelor of Sports Media.
Connections with industry
In the third year of the degree students are required to undertake a 228 hour (six-week full-time equivalent) internship which provides experience that assists with a seamless transition into the workforce upon fulfilling the course requirements.
We have some of Australia’s leading media and sports organisations as internship hosts including but not limited to the Herald Sun, Fox Footy, SEN1116, Melbourne Stars, AFL Victoria, Cricket Victoria and Basketball Victoria.
How to apply
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Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only. Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
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Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.
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