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Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport (GCLIS) provides students with the opportunity to target employment opportunities within upper management in the sport industry. Target roles include positions at the General Manager, Director or Executive Officer level.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport

Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport (GCLIS) provides students with the opportunity to target employment opportunities within upper management in the sport industry. Target roles include positions at the General Manager, Director or Executive Officer level.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport (GCLIS) provides students with the opportunity to target employment opportunities within upper management in the sport industry. Target roles include positions at the General Manager, Director or Executive Officer level.

The GCLIS has been developed following extensive consultation to provide a post-graduate education that aligns with industry requirements and expectation.  Academics teaching on this course combine post-graduate education in a relevant field with extensive experience working in sports.  The emphasis is on providing authentic student experience, which equips students with the knowledge and skills to be ‘job ready’ for a management position in sport.

This course is appropriate for:

  • People already working in the sport industry who require additional education and training to elevated their career prospects;
  • People with experience working in other industries who wish to transition to a career in sport;
  • People with extensive experience in sport organisations (including athletes or coaches) who may not hold formal qualifications required for management roles; and
  • Directors or committee members in sport organisations who may need addition education and training to deliver the most value to their organisation.
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The course is designed to accommodate part-time study, with flexibility for students to move between full-time and part-time depending on other commitments.

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Career opportunities
  • Sport Club Manager
    Average salary: $65,000 - $138,000
  • General Sport Manager
    Average salary: $72,000  - $198,000
  • Chief Executive Officer (Sport)
    Average salary: $108,000  - $352,000
  • Chief Operations Officer (Sport)
    Average salary: $97,000  - $253,000
  • Sport Consultant
    Average salary: $84,000  - $109,000

 

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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Role preparation

The knowledge and skills developed throughout the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport will prepare students for the following roles:

  • Board of Director positions
  • Board Committees (For example, Ethics and Integrity, Remuneration, Conflict of Interest, Sustainability, Compliance, Risk Management)
  • Committee roles within sporting clubs
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Course duration

3 months on a full time load (4 units in one quadmester of 10 weeks) or the part time equivalent

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Intake dates
  • 29 January 2024
  • 22 April 2024
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Study flexibility

Full time online study. Part time study is also an option, to assist students balancing work or other commitments.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport can be completed in under three months via full time online study. Part time study is also an option, to assist students balancing work or other commitments.

Each unit will run over a 10 week period (a session). The units are delivered online providing flexibility for you to balance work and study commitments. Academics will also be available for one-to-one discussion and support.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport has been designed as a stand-alone course. However, should a student wish to continue studying, and enroll in the Graduate Diploma of Sport Management, credit would be given for all four units (two as core and two elective units) completed in the Graduate Certificate.

There are 4 units in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Sport:

  • SBG4002 Managing People in Sport Organisations
  • SBG4005 Leadership in Sport Organisations
  • SBG4051 Ethics and Integrity
  • SBG4053 Strategic and Operational Risk Management

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:

  • Fully accredited course from an institution connected to Australia’s biggest sporting precinct at Sydney Olympic Park
  • Gain a post graduate qualification designed by the sport industry for the sport industry
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit from other post-grad study
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Practical skills for immediate use and implementation
  • Designed to be flexible to your study needs
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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 15 for the overall quality of the student experience in 2021. We achieved a 94.4% rating for teaching quality, 88.5% for the quality of the overall student experience, and 92.9% 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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95% score in Teaching Quality*
*SES (Student Experience Survey 2021)

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90.1% in Overall Graduate Employment Rate*
*GOS (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)

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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

This course is for individuals who are working towards management roles in the sport industry. You will have to meet the following requirements:

  1. Have at least two years’ work experience in the Industry – you are required to provide a resume and a reference from your employer confirming your employment and experience, together with a personal statement about your readiness for undertaking higher education studies
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  2. You will need to provide one of the following:
    • A Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education provider or an equivalent recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English,
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    • An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma from a recognised provider qualification, combined with at least two years industry experience (you are required to provide a resume and a reference from an employer confirming your employment and experience, together with a personal statement about your readiness for undertaking higher education studies),
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    • Demonstration to the Dean’s satisfaction of good selection prospects as a student (you are required to provide: a resume confirming at least five years of relevant employment and experience; at least two professional references; and, a personal statement about your readiness for undertaking higher education studies), and ineligibility to compete for admission based on the above academic achievement criteria.

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