Prepare for a career in one of the world’s most exciting industries.
Based at Alberton Oval, the Diploma in Sports Management will teach you the core skills needed to begin a career in sports management, backed by over 100 hours of practical and hands-on training with Port Adelaide players, management and staff.
Go behind the scenes at Alberton and learn how an AFL club operates, gain vital marketing and event management skills, build your professional network and discover how you can make your mark in sports management.
On completion, you’ll be fully prepared to pursue a career in sports management, or step straight into the 2nd year of selected Flinders’ bachelor degrees.
In person with additional online study
Alberton Oval, Alberton
Annual indicative fees
This course is catergorised as an Employer Reserved Place and is offered as a domestic FEE-Paying program. Eligible students can defer their fees with a FEE-HELP loan.
The Diploma in Sports Management opens doors to a range of exciting careers in organisations including community sports programs, governing bodies, clubs, venues and events.
Study key topics designed to introduce you to the business of sport, community engagement, sports marketing and event management and more.
Gain an introduction to the knowledge, skills and teamwork required to operate sporting-oriented businesses, with a focus on AFL/club operations.
Study key aspects of community engagement and development in the sports context, including participation, diversity, inclusion and respect.
Study management and leadership principles and related theory in the sports context, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait leadership. Relate management and leadership principles and theory to authentic business scenarios in the club context and explore the importance of teamwork and collaboration in achieving organisational goals.
Learn how to interpret, summarise and report data in the sports context. Design and present reports for the club.
Discuss the key marketing concepts and how they are applied within club and community contexts. Explore marketing theory and discuss the factors that influence marketing decisions.
100 hours of practical experience including project work.
Gain over 100 hours of practical experience with Port Adelaide Football Club at Alberton Oval, including event day activities and sports management principles from an AFL perspective.
Whether you’re completing Year 12 or have been out of school for a while, there are a variety of pathways for the Diploma in Sports Management.
I have completed:
If you’ve finished Year 12 (and do not have more than 2 years of higher education study), or are currently studying Year 12 and complete the SACE/IB (or interstate equivalent) you are eligible to compete for uni entry via your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
You could also be eligible for guaranteed entry, and adjustment factors to boost your ATAR.
The University will also consider applicants who have SACE completion.
School Recommendation Program
We may consider your school’s recommendation about your academic performance as part of your admission into Flinders.
Elite athlete pathway
Our dedicated Elite Athletes Admissions Scheme provides a pathway to university study for elite sportspeople. If you've officially represented your school or state at a national level competition, we'll consider your school's recommendation about your academic potential when you apply.
Research Project B pathway
If you have strong results in the Research Project B subject you will be considered for entry into Flinders on the basis of your Year 12 results and Research Project B performance.
Year 11 grades admission pathway
Students undertaking Year 12 in 2022 will be able to apply. If successful, the pathway will provide an early conditional offer into study at Flinders University in 2023.
If you have completed the equivalent of at least one semester (full-time) but no more than the equivalent of two years (full-time) of a higher education course you may be considered for entry to most courses on the basis of your higher education results or any other qualification which meets the University’s admission requirements (such as your Year 12 ATAR or STAT score).
If you have attempted a total of more than two years of equivalent full-time higher education study, you will only be considered on the basis of your GPA in those studies.
If you have TAFE/VET qualifications (Cert III or higher) you are eligible to apply.
If you have completed a University Foundation Studies program or sat the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) you can use these as a pathway to this program.
Foundation Studies – fast track five week intensive – starts 9 January that could see you step into the Diploma.
The Indigenous Admissions Scheme (IAS) provides an alternative entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into Flinders University.
The IAS provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for entry into the Diploma.
You can request consideration for entry via this pathway when you apply.
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