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.
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant work experience.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less than 5.5.
Holmesglen requires applicants to be able to commit to 150 hours of practical placement hours for the course.
Holmesglen requires students to be at least 18 years old at the time of course commencement. Students should also have the physical capacity to be able to successfully work within the field where they may be required to assist with remedial massage equipment, while making sure they are in compliance with all Manual Handling WHS legislation.
Students should also have a current and valid Working with Children Check.
Applicants should have:
- a desire to further progress your sporting and event management career
- a desire and interest in the sporting organisations and community volunteering
- a mature attitude and approach to study.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment,
The LLN BKSB result required for numeracy and English, Exit Level 3, Working Level 4.
Literacy and numeracy required to successfully complete this qualification.
Applicants will be assessed prior to enrolment to determine level of support required during pre-training review with the International Centre.
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
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
Tuition fees Cost (AUD)
Course fee $19,500
Activities fee $ 1,500
Non Tuition Costs* $21, 041
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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