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Sports Management courses

We are Australia's largest provider of teaching programs in sport and exercise science. Benefit from our close links with groups such as the Victorian and Australian Institutes of Sport, Western Bulldogs, AFL and Netball Victoria. With our state-of-the-art, $68 million sport and learning precinct, you will enter a highly engaging, switched-on environment. Gain the skills to advance your career. You can study at TAFE or degree level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • management (sport/recreation)
  • youth worker
  • sports administration.


Our sports management courses are provided by our College of Sport and Exercise Science and College of Business.

Short courses 1 course

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Duration: 2 years

Prepare for a career in the sport and recreation sector and develop essential sporting skills and industry knowledge.

Duration: 1 year
Develop your skills in the sport and recreation industry gaining knowledge in project management, and facilitating and coordinating teams and groups.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 8 courses

Duration: 3 years
After a common first year, you'll focus on accounting, banking & finance, event management, financial risk management, human resources, information systems, international hospitality, tourism or trade, management & innovation, marketing, music industry, or supply chain & logistics management.
Duration: 3 years

Prepare for your ideal career as a leader in fitness centres and community-exercise programs, with a Bachelor of Fitness from VU.

Duration: 1 year

Take your knowledge of sport and exercise science into exciting new areas with the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours).

Duration: 3 years
Gain the skills for a career in the sports, physical recreation and outdoor-adventure sectors with a Bachelor of Sport Management at Victoria University.
Duration: 4 years
This double degree prepares you for employment in both the commercial business sector and the sport, exercise and active recreation sector.
Duration: 3 years

This specialised program leads to a variety of career options in clinical exercise science, rehabilitation, sport science or human movement.

Duration: 4 years

This double degree provides you with the capabilities and understandings of human movement, and the structure, practices and participant needs of the Australian sport, exercise and active recreation sector.

Duration: 4 years
The Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management course aims to produce competent youth workers and sport management professionals who have practical management and leadership skills.

Postgraduate 6 courses

Duration: 0.5 years

Work with football clubs to improve player performance, with a Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis (Football) from VU. The performance-analysis skills – in particular video-analysis skills – you acquire in our football-analysis course will help you find a career that fits with your passion for football.

Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma in Sport Business and Integrity addresses the dual responsibilities sport managers now have.
Duration: 1.5 years
The Master of Sport Business and Integrity addresses the pressures that contemporary sport managers face when having to deal with their core obligations.
Duration: 0.5 years
This course addresses the continuing concern about sport’s capacity to act on the positive social values it has traditionally upheld.
Duration: 0.5 years

Learn to promote the sport you love in community or elite settings, with a Graduate Certificate in Sport Marketing from VU. The sport-marketing qualification teaches you to build the brand and customer awareness of sport organisations.

Duration: 0.5 years

Our sport-strategy course allows experienced sport-management professionals and recent sport-management graduates to build upon their existing credentials with the latest knowledge and skills.

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