Kick off your career in the sports industry at Holmesglen through the Diploma of Sport and Diploma of Event Management, delivered with the support of the St Kilda Football Club.
Career opportunities, include:
- high-performance coach
- sport development manager
- talent manager
- sporting event manager
Pathways to further study:
- BSPB16 Bachelor of Sport Business
Study with the Saints
St Kilda and Holmesglen are giving students the chance to kick off their career in the sports industry.
Studying the Diploma of Sport at Holmesglen
Your weekly timetable will feature three days of sessions and classroom-based learning, split between Holmesglen’s Moorabbin campus and Saints club facilities, plus one day of simulated activities.
Guest speakers from St Kilda Football Club will cover key topics such strength and conditioning, injury management, coaching and training athletes, sports psychology, events planning and organisation, events management, operations and marketing.
- You’ll have a chance to get involved in sports coaching and sports activities at RSEA Park and other Saints facilities; community sport events; School Sport Victoria events; and assist physical education and sport education staff local primary schools.
- You’ll gain hands-on experience at RSEA park and other Saints facilities on Men’s and Women’s St Kilda game days.
- You’ll take part in a week-long trip to Holmesglen at Eildon to run sports events and sports coaching sessions for local primary schools.
The Diploma of Sport teaches you how to manage meetings and projects, plan and implement high performance training, coaching and recovery programs and support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychology.
Then through the Diploma of Event Management, you'll have the opportunity to attend major events such as the Australian Grand Prix, A League soccer and National Basketball League, visit the Victorian Institute of Sport and gain hands-on experience volunteering at a major event.
To prepare you for a career as a sport coach, administrator, sports club or event manager, you’ll organise swimming and athletic carnivals, and plan, organise and coach various sports and recreational activities.
Practical placement is a key component for these qualifications. It is a structured program designed to give all students a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment. You will also be required to provide a Working with Children Check.
Students engage with Holmesglen four days per week, for six hours per day with the classes being both practical and theoretical in nature.
To receive this qualification you must complete 14 units, which comprise of 3 core units and 11 elective units.
Diploma of Event Management SIT50316
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components
SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
SITXCCS007 Enhance the customer service experience
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXMGT003 Manage projects
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions
BSBTEC303 Create electronic presentations
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites
SITEEVT009 Organise event infrastructure
SITXMPR008 Prepare and present proposals
SISSSCO011 Manage integrity in sport
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
SISXCAI008 Plan, conduct and review training and recovery programs*
||Lead and manage people
||Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
||Meet participant coaching needs
||Apply anti-doping policies
||Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
||Coach participants in sport competition
||Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
||Manage legal compliance in sport and recreation
||Apply sport psychology principles
||Maintain work health and safety
||Manage volunteer workforce development
||Provide first aid
| Code || Name |
|SITXHRM003||Lead and manage people|
|SISXFIN001||Develop and review budgets for activities or projects|
|SISSSCO003||Meet participant coaching needs|
|SISSSCO008||Apply anti-doping policies|
|SISSSCO004||Plan, conduct and review coaching programs|
|SISSSCO016||Coach participants in sport competition|
|SISXMGT001||Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships|
|SISXIND008||Manage legal compliance in sport and recreation|
|SISSSCO007||Apply sport psychology principles|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCVOL004||Manage volunteer workforce development|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no prerequisites to enter this course.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training review at an interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport and SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
Full fee $19,500
Government subsidised $13,200
Activities fee $1,500
*Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised fees. Materials and Activities fees are not covered by VET Student Loans.
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession