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Bachelor of Sport Business (Leadership)

The Bachelor of Sport Business (Leadership) will develop your specialist knowledge, including the administrative, legal, marketing, technological and financial aspects of the sport industry. This knowledge will be combined with solid business skills to manage professional and not-for-profit sport organisations, athletes, sporting events and facilities, and so much more.

UAC code 170090 | CRICOS code 055880G
FEE-HELP approved | Scholarships available
Bachelor of Sport Business (Leadership)

Bachelor of Sport Business (Leadership)

The Bachelor of Sport Business (Leadership) will develop your specialist knowledge, including the administrative, legal, marketing, technological and financial aspects of the sport industry. This knowledge will be combined with solid business skills to manage professional and not-for-profit sport organisations, athletes, sporting events and facilities, and so much more.

CRICOS provider code 170090 | CRICOS code 055880G
FEE-HELP approved | Scholarships available

The Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership) is a unique sports business course in Australia, offering students the opportunity to explore the realm of sports business on both domestic and global scales. This comprehensive program equips students with a deep understanding of sports industry management and a strong foundation in business acumen — preparing them to excel in managing various aspects of professional and non-profit sports organisations, athlete representation, event coordination and more.

Delivered by seasoned industry experts and providing access to sports-centred internships and placements, this degree imparts valuable insights into the sports business’s administrative, legal and financial dimensions. Furthermore, it cultivates the necessary skills for students to adapt to the evolving nature of the sports landscape on both local and international levels.

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Career opportunities
  • Sport Manager
    Average salary: $56,000 - $116,000
  • Sport Talent Manager
    Average salary: $81,000  - $142,000
  • Sport Event and Tournament Manager
    Average salary: $53,000  - $91,000
  • Elite Athlete Manager
    Average salary: $135,000  - $160,000
  • Sport Consultant
    Average salary: $70,000  - $115,000

 

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
  • Graduate diploma in Sport Administration
  • Sport business research
  • Postgraduate studies in sport business
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
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Course duration
  • 3 years full-time, or
  • 6 years part-time
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Intake dates
  • 4 March 2024
  • 5 August 2024
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Study flexibility

This course is available on campus with selected units available online.

The Bachelor of Sports Business (Leadership) can be completed over 3 years as a full-time student or 6 years for those who opt for part-time studies over six semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Flexible delivery options are available, including on-campus and fully online formats, to cater to diverse learning preferences.

CRICOS provider code (055880G)

 

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This course is FEE-HELP approved for domestic students.

Semester 1

  • SPB1101 Introduction to Sports Business
  • PER1106 Sport and the Social Context
  • SPB1105 Analytics for Sports Business
  • SPB1302 Understanding the Sport Industry

 

Semester 2

  • SPB1104 IT in Sports Business Management
  • SPB1201 Accounting for Managers
  • SPB1202 Governance and Policy in Sport and Recreation
  • SPB1203 Marketing for the Sport and Recreation Industry

Semester 3

  • SPB1206 Statutory Requirements for Sports Business
  • SPB2101 International Sports Business (Prerequisite: SPB1101)
  • SPB2102 Sport Recreation and the Law (Prerequisite: SPB1302)
  • SPB2201 Building Relationships in Sports Business (Prerequisite: SPB1302)

 

Semester 4

  • SPB1207 Athlete Wellbeing and Case Management
  • SPB2103 Asset and Risk Management (Prerequisite: SPB1302)
  • SPB2202 Leadership in Sport Business (Prerequisite: SPB1302)
  • SPB2203 Sport and  Human Resource Management  (Prerequisite: SPB1302)

Semester 5

  • SPB2104 Public Relations and Media Management (Prerequisite: SPB1203)
  • SPB2105 Finance for the Sport and Recreation Industry (Prerequisite: SPB1201)
  • SPB3101 Research in Action (Sports Business) (Prerequisite: any two 200-level SPB units)
  • SPB3105 Facility Management (Prerequisite: SPB2103)

 

Semester 6

  • SPB3201 Event and Project Management (Prerequisite: SPB2203)
  • SPB3202 Entrepreneurship in the Sport Industry (Prerequisite: SPB2202)
  • SPB3203 Preparing for the Sport Industry of the Future (Prerequisite: SPB2201)
  • SPB3204 Economics for Sports Business (Prerequisite: SPB2102)
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

Inherent Requirements

If you are intending to enrol in a Bachelor of Sports Business, you should look at these inherent requirement statements and think about whether you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements.

If you think you may experience challenges related to your disability, chronic health condition or any other reason, you should discuss your concerns with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing. The Director can work collaboratively with you to determine reasonable adjustments to assist you to meet the Inherent Requirements. In the case where it is determined that Inherent Requirements cannot be met with reasonable adjustments, the College staff can provide guidance regarding other study options.

These inherent requirements should be read in conjunction with other course information and with material related to accreditation.

Each inherent requirement is made up of the following five levels:

  • Level 1 – introduction to the inherent requirement
  • Level 2 – description of what the inherent requirement is
  • Level 3 – explanation of why this is an inherent requirement of the program
  • Level 4 – the nature of any adjustments that may be made to allow you to meet the inherent requirement
  • Level 5 – examples of things you must be able to do to show you’ve met the inherent requirement

There are eight domains of inherent requirements in the Bachelor of Sports Business. Some domains have a number of sub-domains.

  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Behavioural Stability
  • Legal
  • Communication
  • Cognition
  • Sustainable performance

Inherent requirement statements
1Sports Business is a professional area that is governed by code of conduct and standards where practitioners are both accountable and responsible for ensuring safe and professional behaviour in all contexts.
2Student demonstrates knowledge of, and engages in ethical behaviour in practice.
3Justification of inherent requirement: Compliance with the standards, codes, guidelines and policies facilitates safe, competent interactions and relationships for students and/or the people with whom they engage. This supports the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of all.
4Adjustments must ensure the codes and standards are not compromised or result in unethical behaviour. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars:

Demonstrate ability to reflect on ethical dilemmas and issues and take responsibility for ensuring awareness of ethical behaviour.

Complying with requirements relating to informed consent, privacy and confidentiality with client information in academic and professional settings.

Inherent requirement statements
1Behavioural stability is required to function and adapt effectively and sensitively in this role
2Student demonstrates:

Behavioural stability to work constructively in diverse and challenging academic and professional environment

3Justification of inherent requirement:

Behavioural stability is required to work individually and in teams in changing and unpredictable environments. Health students may be exposed to emergency situations, and will be required to have behavioural stability to manage these events.

4Adjustments must support stable, effective and professional behaviour in both academic and clinical settings. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars:

Reflecting on practice and responding appropriately to constructive feedback.

Coping with own emotions and behaviour effectively when dealing with individuals in the professional setting.

Inherent requirement statements
1Business professionals are mandated by legislation to enable the safe delivery of care.
2Student demonstrates knowledge and compliance with Australian Law and professional regulation and scope of practice.
3Justification of inherent requirement:

Knowledge, understanding and compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and standards are necessary pre-requisites to work integrated learning placements, to reduce the risk of harm to self and others.

Compliance with these professional regulations and the Australian Law ensures that students are both responsible and accountable for their practice.

4Adjustments: must be consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing
5Exemplars: Complying with the policies of work integrated learning facilities e.g. Work Health and Safety Act and uniform requirements

This course requires effective, verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.

Verbal

Inherent requirement statements
1Effective verbal communication, in English, is an essential requirement to provide safe delivery of instruction and care
2Student demonstrates:

Sensitivity to individual and/or cultural differences.

The ability to understand and respond to verbal communication accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner.

The ability to provide clear instructions in the context of the situation.

Timely clear feedback and reporting.

3Justification of inherent requirement:

Communicating in a way that displays respect and empathy to others and develops trusting relationship.

Communication may be restricted to verbal because of limitations of the individual (e.g. injury, disease or congenital conditions).

Speed and interactivity of communication may be critical for individual safety or treatment.

Timely, accurate and effective delivery of instructions is critical to individual safety, treatment and management.

4Adjustments must address effectiveness, timeliness, clarity and accuracy issues to ensure appropriate treatment and management. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars:

Participating in tutorial discussions and practising verbal communication skills during practical classes.

Establishing rapport with “clients” required for student assessment or other health professionals in the work placement setting.

Non-Verbal

Inherent requirement statements
1Effective non-verbal communication is fundamental to physiotherapy and needs to be respectful, clear, attentive, empathetic and non-judgemental.
2Student demonstrates:

The capacity to recognise, interpret and respond appropriately to behavioural cues and gestures.

Consistent and appropriate awareness of own behaviour.

Sensitivity to individual differences and/or cultural differences.

3Justification of inherent requirement:

The ability to observe and understand non-verbal cues assists with building rapport with people and gaining their trust and respect in academic and professional relationships.

Displaying consistent and appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries and body movements and gestures promotes trust in academic and professional relationships.

Being sensitive to individual and/or cultural differences, displays respect and empathy to others and develops trusting relationships.

The ability to observe and understand non -verbal cues is essential for safe and effective observation of client symptoms and reactions to facilitate the assessment and treatment of patients.

4Adjustments must enable the recognition, initiation of or appropriate response to effective non-verbal communication in a timely and appropriate manner. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars:

Recognising and responding appropriately to cues and activities in classroom situations.

Recognising and responding appropriately to cues in the work placement setting.

Written

Inherent requirement statements
1Effective written communication, in English, is a fundamental health practitioner’s responsibility with professional and legal ramifications.
2Student demonstrates the capacity to construct and model coherent written communication appropriate to the circumstance.
3Justification of inherent requirement: Construction of written text based assessment tasks to reflect the required academic standards are necessary to convey knowledge and understanding of relevant subject matter for professional practice
4Adjustments must meet necessary standards of clarity, accuracy and accessibility to ensure effective recording and transmission of information in both academic and clinical environments. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars: Constructing an essay to academic standards»Constructing client notes, reports and data in a timely manner that meets legal and professional standards

This course requires knowledge of theory and the skills of cognition, literacy, numeracy.

Knowledge and cognitive skills

Inherent requirement statements
1Consistent and effective knowledge and cognitive skills must be demonstrated to provide safe, effective and timely information.
2Student demonstrates:

The capacity to locate appropriate and relevant information.

The ability to process information relevant to practice.

Ability to integrate and implement knowledge into practice in a timely manner.

3Justification of inherent requirement: Safe and effective practice is based on comprehensive knowledge that must be sourced, understood and applied appropriately.
4Adjustments must ensure that a clear demonstration of knowledge and cognitive skills is not compromised or impeded. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars: Ability to conceptualise and use appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items» Appropriately applying knowledge of theory, research evidence, policies and procedures in the workplace setting.

Literacy (language)

Inherent requirement statements
1Competent literacy skills are essential to provide safe and effective delivery of care.
2Student demonstrates: 

The ability to accurately acquire information and convey appropriate, effective messages.

Ability to read and comprehend a range of literature and information.

The capacity to understand and implement academic conventions to construct written text in a scholarly manner.

3Justification of inherent requirement:

The ability to acquire information and to accurately convey messages is fundamental to ensure safe and effective assessment, treatment and delivery of care.

The ability to read, decode, interpret and comprehend multiple sources of information is fundamental for safe and effective delivery of care.

4Adjustments must demonstrate a capacity to effectively acquire, comprehend, apply and communicate accurate information. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars:

Conveying spoken and written messages accurately and effectively in a professional setting.

Paraphrasing, summarising and referencing in accordance with appropriate academic conventions in written assignments.

Numeracy

Inherent requirement statements
1Competent and accurate numeracy skills are essential for safe and effective health practitioner management.
2Student demonstrates the ability to interpret and correctly apply data, measurements and numerical criteria.
3Justification of inherent requirement:Competent application of numeracy skills is essential in health to facilitate the safe and effective delivery of relevant health services.
4Adjustments must demonstrate a capacity to interpret and apply concepts and processes appropriately in a timely, accurate and effective manner. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars:Interpreting and analysing testing and result outputs.
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Inherent requirement statements
1Business Practitioners require both physical and mental performance at a consistent and sustained level.
2Student demonstrates:

Consistent and sustained level of physical energy to complete a specific task in a timely manner and over time.

The ability to perform repetitive activities with a level of concentration that ensures a capacity to focus on the activity until it is completed appropriately.

The capacity to maintain consistency and quality of performance throughout the designated period of time.

3Justification of inherent requirement: Sufficient physical and mental endurance is an essential requirement needed to perform multiple tasks in an assigned period to provide safe and effective care.
4Adjustments must ensure that performance is consistent and sustained over a given period. Adjustments specific to the individual can be discussed with Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing.
5Exemplars: Participating in tutorials and lectures.

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