Sport Development

If the idea of nurturing the next generation of athletes excites you, then a career in sport development might be exactly what you’re after.

At the Certificate IV level, you will gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport development. Job outcomes for this qualification are varied with roles ranging from positions with specific expectations to those where a range of tasks are required. These may include liaising with a number of stakeholder groups to increase the profile of sport, implementing and administering junior sports programs or clinics within clubs and schools in specific sports, training coaches and teachers, recruiting young people, parents and volunteers to sport, creating fixtures and scheduling competitions.

The Diploma of Sport Development at CIT is offered on Campus at CIT Bruce. A Sport Development qualification provides you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience to move in to a Sport Development career. Career opportunities can vary from a high performance manager, coach at all levels of the community to sport coordination and various administration roles. Work at this level would be undertaken with a high degree of autonomy.

This program includes an unpaid placement of 25 hours/week of compulsory industry placement each study week (9 per semester) with additional placement hours during the Diploma. CIT staff will help coordinate placements with industry partners throughout Canberra. The students coordinate what happens within their activities under supervision of their teacher.

  • Course Details
    Course/s

    Certificate IV in Sport Development
    CRICOS: 081444A National ID: SIS40612


    Diploma of Sport Development
    CRICOS: 081443B National ID: SIS50612

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
    Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 1 (February) 2018

    Semester 1 (February) 2019

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Bruce

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 Semester 2 - $6,850

    2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 Semester 2 - $7,050

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate IV:
    Material Fee $60
    Uniform $35

    Diploma:
    Material Fee $560
    Uniform $35

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    ACT Senior Secondary Certificate Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry with relevant experience | Before undertaking any practical work experience involving vulnerable people, applicants will be required to undertake a police check. Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Sport Development
    CRICOS: 081444A | National ID: SIS40612
    Complete 21 subjects (14 Core and 7 Electives)


    Core - complete all 14

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBRSK401
      Identify risk and apply risk management processes
      CIT Code: MGNT486
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others. In this unit, risks applicable within own work responsibilities and area of operation, may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISCCRD302A
      Recruit and manage volunteers
      CIT Code: SPRT829
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recruit, induct, manage and retain volunteers according to organisational requirements and policies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXCAI003
      Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
      CIT Code: SPRT811
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions. It requires the ability to develop session plans, resource sessions, ensure the welfare and satisfaction of participants, and develop and maintain group cooperation and interaction. This unit applies to assistants under direct supervision in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes assistants in after-school or holiday-care programs, those assisting with coaching activities, or undertaking a support role in fitness activities, indoor and outdoor recreation activities such as camps and other guided activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXCAI304A
      Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs
      CIT Code: SPRT812
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct a range of non-instructional sport and recreation programs in a variety of contexts for a diversity of needs and situations. The unit focuses on the application of planning skills to develop a program to safely conduct and supervise a sport and recreation program for participants that takes into account participant needs and resource requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND003
      Maintain legal knowledge for organisation governance
      CIT Code: LEGL212
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update legal knowledge to ensure compliance with legislation across sport, fitness and recreation organisations. Ability to research and apply relevant legal information to organisation governance is the key focus of the unit. This is combined with a general knowledge of the legal framework in which organisations in different sport, fitness and recreation contexts operate.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND004
      Analyse participation patterns
      CIT Code: SPRT614
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse current participation patterns in sport, fitness or recreation activities. The unit requires the ability to review and evaluate market penetration and identify potential directions for future marketing in order to increase participation levels.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND404A
      Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
      CIT Code: LEGL204
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legislation relevant to organisation operations. The unit focuses on analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation to inform the review of current organisation systems to determine compliance with legal obligations and promote the modification or development and implementation of systems to promote organisation compliance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND405A
      Conduct projects
      CIT Code: SPRT187
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct projects in specific activity areas, according to a project-management plan. It also involves undertaking contingency planning to enable the achievement of project outcomes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND006
      Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
      CIT Code: SPRT848
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise and conduct a sport, fitness or recreation event. It requires the ability to plan, setup and conduct an event, supervise the event team, and monitor and evaluate the event outcomes. Event team members may be paid employees or volunteers. It applies to event organisation and coordination requirements at a single site or venue. Event coordinators must consistently and responsibly conduct events according to relevant legislation and organisational policy and procedures, and within the framework of the event managing organisation or sport controlling body.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXWHS402
      Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
      CIT Code: WPHS103
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies, procedures and programs within the context of an established organisational work health and safety system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXCCS003
      Address client needs
      CIT Code: COMM359
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with clients. It requires the ability to match client services to client needs and to be familiar with service provision options that can be negotiated with the client and customised to meet their needs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXEMR002
      Coordinate emergency responses
      CIT Code: SPRT720
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate a response to an emergency situation. The unit focuses on assessing emergency situations, implementing an emergency action plan, and coordinating a prompt and effective response.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCOM005
      Manage conflict
      CIT Code: COMM135
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to resolve complex or escalated complaints and disputes with internal and external customers and colleagues. It requires the ability to use effective conflict resolution techniques and communication skills to manage conflict and develop solutions. It does not cover formal negotiation, counselling or mediation. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The unit applies mainly to senior operational personnel, supervisors and managers who operate with some level of independence and use discretion and judgement to resolve conflicts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM003
      Lead and manage people
      CIT Code: MGNT131
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead and manage people including in teams and support and encourage their commitment to the organisation. It requires the ability to lead by example and manage performance through effective leadership. The unit applies to individuals who operate independently and are responsible for leading and motivating people and teams. This includes supervisors, operational and senior managers. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete 7
    Common Electives - complete 5

    • SISXIND408
      Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation
      CIT Code: SPRT849
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess, use and evaluate technology relevant to work in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend technical information and acquire skills in technology use.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO202
      Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills
      CIT Code: SPRT851
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop fundamental perceptual motor skills of participants. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills and activities for novice or beginner participants.
      Prerequisites: SPRT853 SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
    • SISSSCO101
      Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
      CIT Code: SPRT853
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update information on coaching, including the legal and ethical issues that must be considered by coaches. The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend general principles of coaching as well as National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements and covers the initial and ongoing development of a person's required knowledge base. It does not cover the technical requirements related to coaching in particular sport, these skills are covered in other units. This information underpins effective performance as a coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSTC402A
      Develop strength and conditioning programs
      CIT Code: SPRT596
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSTC301A
      Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
      CIT Code: SPRT794
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs, or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    AFL Stream - complete 2

    • SISSAFL406A
      Teach the intermediate skills of Australian Football
      CIT Code: SPRT323
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the intermediate skills of Australian football. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the intermediate skills of Australian football.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSAFL407A
      Teach the intermediate tactics of Australian Football
      CIT Code: SPRT324
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the tactics and strategies of intermediate Australian Football. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of intermediate Australian football.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Netball Stream - complete 2

    • SISSNTB407A
      Teach intermediate level netball skills
      CIT Code: SPRT333
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach players intermediate netball skills. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate skills of netball.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSNTB408A
      Teach intermediate level netball tactics and game strategy
      CIT Code: SPRT334
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and teach intermediate level overarching game strategy and player tactics. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate tactics of netball.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Basketball Stream - complete 2

    • SISSBSB303A
      Teach intermediate level basketball skills
      CIT Code: SPRT587
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach players intermediate basketball skills. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate skills of basketball. Basketball Australia governs the game of Basketball in Australia through its affiliated network of member organisations. The basketball sector recommends that teams engage only accredited coaches who participate in Basketball Australia's National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). Basketball Australia has specific training and assessment requirements for the industry accreditation of coaches. Those developing training and assessment to support this unit should undertake consultation with Basketball Australia, acting as the industry occupational registration body, to determine any specific arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors and any partnership arrangements which will facilitate RPL for candidates to achieve coach registration status as an Association Coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSBSB304A
      Teach intermediate level basketball tactics and game strategy
      CIT Code: SPRT588
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and teach intermediate level overarching game strategy and player tactics. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate tactics of basketball. Basketball Australia governs the game of Basketball in Australia through its affiliated network of member organisations. The basketball sector recommends that teams engage only accredited coaches who participate in Basketball Australia's National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). Basketball Australia has specific training and assessment requirements for the industry accreditation of coaches. Those developing training and assessment to support this unit should undertake consultation with Basketball Australia, acting as the industry occupational registration body, to determine any specific arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors and any partnership arrangements which will facilitate RPL for candidates to achieve coach registration status as an Association Coach
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Cricket Stream - complete 2

    • SISSCKT306A
      Teach the intermediate skills of cricket
      CIT Code: SPRT590
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the intermediate skills of cricket. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of cricket to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSCKT307A
      Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of cricket
      CIT Code: SPRT603
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the tactics and strategies of intermediate level cricket. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of cricket to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Rugby League Stream - complete 2

    • SISSRGL306A
      Teach intermediate level Rugby League game skills
      CIT Code: SPRT852
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach players Rugby League competition skills. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on the introduction and development of player skills to an intermediate level according to the International Laws of Rugby League.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSRGL307A
      Teach intermediate level Rugby League tactics and game strategy
      CIT Code: SPRT592
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop overarching game strategy and player tactics to an intermediate level. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate level tactics of Rugby League. The Australian Rugby League (ARL) governs the game of Rugby League in Australia through its network of affiliated Leagues and Clubs. Clubs of any type must adhere to prescribed ARL policies in order to participate in Rugby League competitions at any level. Clubs are required to engage only coaches who are accredited through the ARL's National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). The ARL has specific training and assessment requirements for the industry accreditation of coaches. Those developing training and assessment to support this unit should undertake consultation with the ARL, acting as the industry occupational registration body, to determine any specific requirements for courses, trainers and assessors and any partnership arrangements which could facilitate RPL for candidates to achieve coach registration status as an International Games Coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Swimming Stream - complete 2

    • SISSSWM301A
      Teach the competitive strokes of swimming
      CIT Code: SPRT800
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the competitive strokes of swimming. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop swimming strokes, starts, turns and finishes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSWM302A
      Plan a program for a competitive swimmer
      CIT Code: SPRT801
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan a training program for a competitive swimmer. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual or groups of swimmers and involves planning for competitive swimming situations.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Touch Football Stream - complete 2

    • SISSTOU303A
      Teach the intermediate skills of Touch
      CIT Code: SPRT599
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the intermediate skills of Touch. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of Touch to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSTOU304A
      Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of Touch
      CIT Code: SPRT600
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of Touch. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of Touch to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Volleyball Stream - complete 2

    • SISSVOL301A
      Teach the intermediate skills of volleyball
      CIT Code: SPRT601
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the intermediate skills of volleyball. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of indoor and beach volleyball to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSVOL302A
      Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of volleyball
      CIT Code: SPRT595
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the intermediate tactics and strategies of volleyball. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of volleyball to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Sport Development
    CRICOS: 081443B | National ID: SIS50612
    Complete all 20 subjects (11 Core and 9 Electives)
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBADM502
      Manage meetings
      CIT Code: ADMN150
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes. It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace, including conducting or managing administrative tasks in providing agendas and meeting material. They may work as senior administrative staff or may be individuals with responsibility for conducting and chairing meetings in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • ICTICT308
      Use advanced features of computer applications
      CIT Code: INFT223
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use computer applications employing advanced features. It involves manipulating data and accessing support resources to solve routine problems. It applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as advanced information and communications technology (ICT) users, and support information technology activities in software applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO306
      Provide drugs in sport information
      CIT Code: SPRT861
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide information about performance enhancing and prohibited drugs to athletes and implement strategies to assist athletes to effectively address those issues according to legislative and sport-specific regulations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO307
      Provide nutrition information to athletes
      CIT Code: SPRT862
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to provide information to support their athletes to apply the principles and practices of nutrition to achieve peak performance in the relevant sporting activity.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO308
      Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
      CIT Code: SPRT863
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to support their athletes to apply the principles of sports psychology to their specific sporting activity. It focuses on assisting athletes to implement and evaluate psychological approaches to optimise their sporting performance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXCAI006
      Facilitate groups
      CIT Code: SPRT814
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and facilitate the effective functioning of a group of people participating in an activity. This unit applies to individuals who work autonomously in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes program staff working in after-school or holiday-care programs, those assisting with coaching activities, or undertaking a support role in fitness activities, indoor and outdoor recreation activities such as camps and other guided activities. These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXCCS403A
      Determine needs of client populations
      CIT Code: COMM360
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather, analyse and interpret data to plan and evaluate client service relationships and develop methods of improvement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND404A
      Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
      CIT Code: LEGL204
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legislation relevant to organisation operations. The unit focuses on analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation to inform the review of current organisation systems to determine compliance with legal obligations and promote the modification or development and implementation of systems to promote organisation compliance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXIND406A
      Manage projects
      CIT Code: PROJ174
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to scope, implement, monitor and evaluate project-management plans and outcomes in specific activity areas, ensuring all resources are available to achieve project goals and that the project complies with legislative and organisational requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXRSK502A
      Manage organisational risks
      CIT Code: SPRT567
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a risk-management program for an organisation. It incorporates an assessment of potential risks facing the organisation and the development of strategies and procedures to mitigate risk situations according to the current Australian and New Zealand standard.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISXWHS402
      Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
      CIT Code: WPHS103
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies, procedures and programs within the context of an established organisational work health and safety system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CUAWHS501
      Maintain a high level of fitness for performance
      CIT Code: SPRT854
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of an advanced exercise program aimed at maintaining peak fitness for performances that require a high level of stamina, strength and endurance. Individuals who apply these skills are expected to display a high level of initiative, judgement and responsibility as they develop fitness programs that incorporate well-developed understanding of anatomy and physiology, the principles of biomechanics, and the way they inform the development of advanced exercise programs. At this level, access to a fully equipped fitness studio or gym is required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO101
      Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
      CIT Code: SPRT853
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update information on coaching, including the legal and ethical issues that must be considered by coaches. The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend general principles of coaching as well as National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements and covers the initial and ongoing development of a person's required knowledge base. It does not cover the technical requirements related to coaching in particular sport, these skills are covered in other units. This information underpins effective performance as a coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO303
      Plan and deliver coaching programs
      CIT Code: SPRT850
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and deliver sports coaching programs. The unit focuses on the application of planning and organisational skills to determine developmental activities and delivery methods according to sports participants needs.
      Prerequisites: SPRT853 SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
    • SISSSCO410
      Implement a talent identification program
      CIT Code: SPRT857
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to implement and evaluate a talent identification system for athletes. It focuses on identifying and developing potential athletes to perform at elite competition level in the relevant sport.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSCO512
      Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
      CIT Code: SPRT859
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required enable coaches to assist their athletes with injury prevention and provide strategies to deal with illness and injury.
      Prerequisites: SPRT861 SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information
      SPRT862 SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
      SPRT863 SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
    • SISSSCO513
      Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
      CIT Code: SPRT860
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply sport-specific knowledge to implement a high-performance training program designed to refine the skills and performance of individuals participating at a high level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISFFIT019
      Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
      CIT Code: SPRT420
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.
      This unit applies to the use of physiological and mechanical principles in training to improve the health- and skill-related components of fitness of clients who have recently completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISSSTC402A
      Develop strength and conditioning programs
      CIT Code: SPRT596
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SISFFIT017
      Instruct long-term exercise programs
      CIT Code: SPRT880
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients. It requires the ability to apply the principles of training and program design to achieve goals in relation to health and skill-related components of fitness. It applies to the use of a variety of training techniques and cardiovascular, free weights and contemporary training equipment, in client programs. This unit does not cover exercise prescription or instruction of uncontrolled movements. The personal trainer must only implement instruction and monitoring of power exercises that are controlled and only in situations where the client is prepared. This unit does not apply to the use of Olympic lifts. This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Job Opportunities

    The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

    - Competition manager
    - Program developer

    Certificate IV: Competition coordinator, program coordinator, sports development officer, talent development coordinator, coaches’ coordinator, officials coordinator, volunteer coordinator, club coordinator.

    Diploma: Coach at all levels, sports administrator, sport development officer, coordinator, manager, sporting event management and coordination, sport performance manager, sport performance analyst.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    Students who gain entry into the University of Canberra (UC) and successfully complete the Diploma of Sport Development:

    • will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Arts (429AA)

    Students are advised to speak directly with UC in relation to course choices and pathways.

    Certificate IV in Sport Development (6 months)
    PLUS
    Diploma of Sport Development (6 months)
    = 1 year of study
    Optional degree pathway available