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What will I learn?

Kick off your career in the sports industry at Holmesglen through the Diploma of Sport Development and Diploma of Event Management, delivered with the support of the St Kilda Football Club.

Your weekly timetable will feature three days of sessions and classroom-based learning, split between Holmesglen’s Moorabbin campus and Saints club facilities, PLUS one day of simulated activities.

Guest lecturers from St Kilda Football Club will cover key topics such strength and conditioning,
injury management, coaching and training athletes, sports psychology, events planning and organisation, events management, operations and marketing.

  • You’ll have a chance to get involved in sports coaching and sports activities at RSEA Park; community sport events; School Sport Victoria events; and assist physical education and sport education staff local primary schools.
  • You’ll gain hands-on experience at RSEA park on Men’s and Women’s St Kilda game days.
  • And you’ll take part in a week-long trip to Holmesglen at Eildon to run sports events and sports coaching sessions for local primary schools.

The Diploma of Sport Development teaches you how to manage meetings and projects, plan and implement high performance training, coaching and recovery programs and support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychology.

Through the Diploma of Event Management, you'll have the opportunity to attend major events such as the Australian Grand Prix, A League soccer and National Basketball League, visit the Victorian Institute of Sport and gain hands-on experience volunteering at a major event.

To prepare you for a career as a sport coach, administrator, sports club or event manager, you’ll organise swimming and athletic carnivals, and plan, organise and coach various sports and recreational activities.

Practical placement is a key component for these qualifications. It is a structured program designed to give all students a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment. You will also be required to provide a Working with Children Check.

Career opportunities

  • sport coach
  • sport administrator
  • sporting club manager
  • sporting event manager

Pathways to further study:

  • BSPB16 Bachelor of Sport Business



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$20,207.00 (10,86,398) per year
Start date

July 2022


Moorabbin Campus

488 South Road,



3189, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant work experience
  • English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less than 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.