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Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance) will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and understanding for a diverse range of future career paths in the football industry. Study how the football industry (e.g., soccer, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, rugby 7s, wheelchair rugby, futsal, and touch football) develops the game, the players, the coaches, the volunteers, and the leaders required to ensure that their sport excels at grassroots and elite levels.

UAC code 170180 | CRICOS code 111313D
FEE-HELP approved | Scholarships available
Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance) will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and understanding for a diverse range of future career paths in the football industry. Study how the football industry (e.g., soccer, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, rugby 7s, wheelchair rugby, futsal, and touch football) develops the game, the players, the coaches, the volunteers, and the leaders required to ensure that their sport excels at grassroots and elite levels.

CRICOS provider code 170180 | CRICOS code 111313D
FEE-HELP approved | Scholarships available

The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance) will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and understanding for a diverse range of future career paths in the football industry.

Study how the football industry (e.g., soccer, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, rugby 7s, wheelchair rugby, futsal, and touch football) develops the game, the players, the coaches, the volunteers, and the leaders required to ensure that their sport excels at grassroots and elite levels.

Designed in collaboration with the football industry, classes are taught by industry experts and revolve around real-life case studies of football professionals, clubs, and organisations. Work- integrated learning placements are a key aspect of this course where you will experience a minimum of 110 hours of placements in football environments.

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Career opportunities
  • Football Coach
    Average salary: $43,000 - $70,000
  • Academy Coach
    Average salary: $70,000 - $85,000
  • Referee Coordinator
    Average salary: $45,000 - $73,000
  • Sport Competition Manager
    Average salary: $61,000 - $83,000
  • Sport Performance Analyst/Scout
    Average salary: $100,000 - $130,000

 

Most salaries are sourced from au.indeed.com and payscale.com and are in AUD. Information is current as of December 2023.

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Further study options
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • Masters in Sport Coaching
  • Masters in Football Business
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Course duration
  • 2 years full-time or part time equivalent
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Intake dates
  • 4 March 2024
  • 5 August 2024
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Study flexibility

This course is designed to be flexible and can be studied through a combination of on-campus, online, and blended delivery.

The Associate Degree of Football (Development, Management and Performance) can be completed on two years of full-time study, or a part-time equivalent. The degree program spans four semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study also involves approximately 12 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks).

CRICOS provider code (111313D)

 

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This course is FEE-HELP approved for domestic students.
For information on fees and funding, click here.

Semester 1

  • SPB1302 Understanding the sport industry
  • PER1103 Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • PER1205 Officiating
  • PER1112 Football Principles and Practices

 

Semester 2

  • SPB1101 Introduction to Sports Business
  • HSC1104 Skill Acquisition
  • PER1212 Football Club Development and Support (WIL)
  • PER1213 Player Wellbeing

 

 (WIL) – Work Integrated Learning unit that includes a work industry placement

Semester 3

  • PER2111 Leadership and Management in Football
  • PER2102 Professional Communication (WIL)
  • PER2112 Football in Education and the Community (WIL)
  • PER2113 Football Tactics, Strategies and Analytics

 

Semester 4

  • PER2211 Football Finance, Management and Governance
  • PER2212 International Study of Football
  • PER2213 Football Coaching: Theory to Practice
  • HSC2205 Applied Football Science

 

 (WIL) – Work Integrated Learning unit that includes a work industry placement

Alternate entry

ACPE offers a range of alternative entry pathways to help you enter a degree.  If you are looking to turn your passion for sport into a career, an industry-recognised qualification from ACPE will give you the foundation you need.  For more information visit our Early & Alternate Entry Pathways page.

 

Compulsory requirements

  • All applicants must meet minimum computer literacy standards as determined by ACPE and have unrestricted access to the internet and a personal email account.
  • Mac or Windows laptop with the following minimum requirements: 16GB of memory, 256 GB SSD, Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and a front facing webcam/camera.
  • Domestic applicants must be 18 years of age or turn 18 within their first semester of study. International applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements for their chosen course of study.
  • For courses that involve work-integrated learning where you may deal with children (i.e. under 18 years of age), applicants require a valid “Working with Children Check” which needs to be supplied to ACPE before you commence your course.

We are not ATAR dependent

The good news is our courses are not ATAR-dependent. Instead, you can be considered for admission via one of the following criteria:

  • A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent meeting required standards in relevant subjects.
  • Performance in relevant year 11 results for early entry pending release of HSC results.
  • An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification.
  • A completed Certificate IV from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification plus completed year 11 or an equivalent.
  • One year of full-time or an equivalent study in a degree course at a recognised higher education institute in Australia or an equivalent.
  • Satisfaction of entry requirements specified under formal articulation arrangements as determined by the ACPE Academic Board.
  • Completion of a Big Picture Education Portfolio at a Big Picture School, supported by a recommendation from the school principal.
  • A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English.
  • Demonstration to the CEO or the Dean’s satisfaction of good selection prospects as a student (for example, relevant work experience and motivation to study), and ineligibility to compete for admission based on the above academic achievement criteria.

 

While a qualification can accepted for admission into a diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree study, a higher performance standard is required for bachelor’s degree entry. Applicants who don’t meet the required standard can pursue associate degree or diploma study. Upon successful completing the diploma or associate degree study, you can articulate into the bachelor’s degree and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is Australia's leading sport education provider that is renowned for its specialist accredited degree and diploma programs.

We offer a range of degree and diploma courses in sport, football, health, education, and dance.

Gear up for success at ACPE and turn your passion for sport into a career:

  • Gain an industry-leading degree
  • Study closely with industry experts
  • Gaining a qualification specifically designed by the sport industry for the sport industry
  • Be work-ready with experience placements
  • Thrive on campus at the home of sport, Sydney Olympic Park

We outshine our competitors based on the Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, which is run by the Government. This is important because it tells you what our current students have said about their experiences at ACPE.

Compared to other universities and education providers, ACPE is rated in the top 20 for the overall quality of the student experience in 2022. We achieved a 92.7% rating for teaching quality, 87.6% for the quality of the overall student experience, and 90.5% for student support - significantly ahead - making ACPE the leading provider of sport, health, and dance courses in Australia.

Located at Sydney Olympic Park, we are surrounded by sport organisations and industry partners presenting opportunities at our doorstep. We are FEE-HELP approved and not ATAR dependent. Turn your passion for sport into a career. Why go anywhere else?

ACPE CRICOS provider code (01822J)

 

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92.7% score in Teaching Quality*
*SES (Student Experience Survey 2022)

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89.6% in Overall Graduate Employment Rate*
*QILT (Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching 2022)

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50% increase in employment within the sports industry in the next 5 years*
*Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020

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Over 106 years of educating generations of sport professionals since 1917

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