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Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration

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Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration is a unique course that provides you with the business skills you need to succeed in the competitive and booming industry of sport management. The sports business sector is placing increasing value on postgraduate qualifications, making this course the ideal pathway to employment in this vibrant and exciting field.

To find out more about this exciting new course, watch our webinar.

  • Why study this course?

    ACPE logoCSU's Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration is offered in partnership with the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), Australia's leading provider of specialised undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the related disciplines of sport, dance and physical education. You will complete two ACPE subjects and two CSU subjects, building foundational knowledge in sports administration, accounting, business strategy and marketing.

    Both the ACPE component and the CSU component are offered by distance education, giving you the flexibility to fit study around your existing work, family and lifestyle commitments. Study materials will be provided online, and you can interact with other students and academic staff using a range of online communication tools.

    As a graduate, you will be familiar with the contemporary sports environment and have the unique combination of a sports background and the business skills needed to work as an administrator in the Australian sports industry.

    Sports administration is an increasingly sophisticated field and career opportunities exist in areas such as sport simulation, sport analysis, sport marketing, sport public relations, sport management and player management. Increasing professionalism across a diverse range of sports provides ever-growing opportunities for graduates.

    Articulation agreements

    The ACPE will deliver the following 2 subjects: 

    • ACPE Principles of Sports Administration
    • ACPE Accounting and Finance in Sports Administration

    Students will receive a XXX51C Level 5 Unspecified Credit for completion of ACPE Principles of Sports Administration and an MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management credit will be awarded for completion of ACPE Accounting and Finance in Sports Administration.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The GradCertSpAdmin will comprise the following four (4) subjects:

    XXX51C Level 5 Unspecified Elective Credit (credit only; for completion of ACPE Principles of Sports Administration)
    MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management (credit only; for completion of ACPE Accounting and Finance in Sports Administration)
    MKT501 Marketing Management (studied at CSU)
    MGT510 Strategic Management (studied at CSU)

    Enrolment pattern

    Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to a number of Masters programs offered by the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    For information about costs associated with the ACPE subjects, visit the ACPE website.

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects) and meet the requirements outlined in the course structure guidelines.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINKThis School recommends any of the following short, self-paced STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • Academic Writing Skills - SSS031 (intensive face-to-face weekend workshop only)
    • Transition to University Study - SSS021
    • Transition from TAFE / VET to University - SSS033
    • Writing at University - SSS022
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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