Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

A unique and specialised degree that equips you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare you for a diverse range of careers in the football industry.  This degree explores a range of football codes (e.g., soccer, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, rugby 7s, wheelchair rugby, futsal, touch football) to learn how these global sports deliver exemplary practice in contexts such as coaching, community and participation, inclusion, management and leadership, sports science, and high-performance.

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Course Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Online Learning

Selected units available online for students enrolled in courses that are not fully online. Online units in these courses are taught with a viable cohort of students. If the cohort in these units is too small to ensure an optimal student experience, the College reserves the right to alter the delivery mode to on-campus or mixed mode.


7 August 2023
4 March 2024


FEE-HELP approved (for domestic students) Payment plans & direct payment available Tuition payment arrangements must be confirmed upon admission to the college.

Study Mode

Flexible mode - students can choose to enrol in a unit delivered in an online mode or via on-campus delivery except for 4 units which are blended (online content with an on-campus intensive component delivered over a weekend).

Transfer Credit

An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.

Course Overview

An overview of the  Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

This degree has been designed in collaboration with the football industry so you can rest assured that the content and outcomes are industry relevant and sought after.  The 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 and you will experience a minimum of 260 hours of placements in football environments.

We know that you value flexibility.  This course is designed to be flexible and can be studied through a combination of on-campus, online, and blended delivery.

You will be assessed through real-world activities and through a combination of practical and theory-based tasks.


Course Structure

The Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance) can be completed in three years of full-time study.  The course program is divided into six semesters, each of 12 weeks’ duration. Study involves approximately 12 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks).

Semester 1

  • SPB1301 Managing the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • PER1103 Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • HSC1104 Skill Acquisition
  • PER1112 Football Principles and Practices


Semester 2

  • SPB1101  Introduction to Sports Business
  • PER1205 Officiating
  • PER1212 Football Club Development and Support
  • PER1213 Player Wellbeing

Semester 1

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


Semester 2

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

Semester 1

  • PER2114 Football Fans and Customers
  • PER3108  Event Planning and Project Management
  • WIL4101  Work Integrated Learning 1
  • Elective 1


Semester 2

  • PER3207  Athlete Talent Identification and Development
  • HSC3201  Advanced Training Principles and Exercise Prescription
  • WIL4201  Work Integrated Learning 2
  • Elective 2

Course Outcomes

Discover where the Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance) can take you.

With employment opportunities almost doubling for Sport coaches and specialist managers, the future looks bright for our graduates.  It doesn’t matter where your passion for sport takes you, as your qualification from ACPE can help make your dreams a reality.

Career Opportunities
  • Participation Manager/Lead
  • Game Development Manager
  • Academy Coach and Manager
  • Community Program Manager
  • Player Pathway Coordinator
  • Welfare and Player Development Manager
  • Event/Program Coordinator
  • Club and League Support Officer
  • Coach Development/Education Manager
  • Female and Inclusion Officer
  • School Program Manager
  • Head of Football
  • Referee/Umpire Development Manager
  • Football Operations
  • Sport for Development Manager
  • Performance Analysis Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Technical Director
  • Performance Programs Manager
Further Study Options
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • Masters in Sports Coaching
  • Masters in Football Business



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