Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration

Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration

Whether you are a sports enthusiast wishing to turn your passion into a profession, a graduate looking for a job opportunity in a sports organisation or an entrepreneur looking to start your own business in sports, Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration (GDSA) will help you fast-track your career. 


The GDSA is a highly flexible postgraduate level offering delivered solely online, providing current sports professionals or those seeking a career as a sports administrator professional with the relevant skills and knowledge necessary for success to succeed in the industry. The increasingly political, increasing need for innovation in sports administration based on the changing nature of the industry is a key feature of the GDSA as it is designed to develop critical, interpretive and problem-solving skills relevant to the industry of sport.

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Course Duration

1-year 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.


8 August 2022


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

Study Mode


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  Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration

About the course

The design of the Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration acknowledges the need of the Australian sports industry for administrators who are familiar with the contemporary sports environment.

The increasing political, legislative, and commercial complexity of the issues surrounding the administration of sport demands managers with enhanced qualifications at a postgraduate level.

The Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration is not offered to international students.

Course Structure

The full time course structure for the Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration

The full-time course structure for the Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration.

The strength of this sports administration course lies in the breadth of its focus – governance, finance, law, ethics, facility management, human resource management, marketing, media relations, event management, and risk management.

The exploration of administrative principles within each unit is supported through the use of case studies specific to the sports industry. Case studies provide students with strong application-based and vocationally relevant learning experiences.

Students can elect to exit the course after four units and graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration

Semester 1

  •  Principles of Sports Administration
  •  Governance
  •  Law and Ethics in Sports Administration
  •  Managerial Accounting and Finance Management in Sports Administration

Semester 2

  •  Marketing and Media Relations in Sports Administration
  •  Facility and Event Management in Sport Administration
  •  Leadership in Sports Administration
  •  Research in Sports Administration

Course Outcomes

Discover where the Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration can take you.

Combining industry specific knowledge with practical techniques, this postgraduate degree will help professionals currently working in the sports industry move ahead. Giving you access to the best sports academic experience in Australia, this industry recognised degree is perfect for passionate sports professionals of all ages.

Career Opportunities
  •  Senior Sports Administrators
  • Sports Research and Development 
  • Event and Tournament Directors
  • Sports Business Analysts
  • Athlete Integrity Management 
  • Sports Consultants
Further Study Options
  • Master of Philosophy in Sport research
  • Master’s in business administration 
  • Master in Sport Administration

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