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The Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies) was developed in response to industry demand and in conjunction with Surfing Australia to provide the knowledge and skills required of employees and managers in the global surf industry.
The course provides the necessary business skills to develop a career in sport management and in the surfing industry, including sport marketing, events planning, sport media, small business and entrepreneurship. It is also a potential pathway to studying the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
The curriculum provides a balance of sport management theory and the study of surf culture (surfing studies) and practical components for personal development. It also involves work experience in the industry.
Graduates pursue employment in the surfing industry in various capacities, including the management of surfboard, surf accessories and clothing manufacturing; wholesale and retail sales of surfing products; surf tourism; surf journalism; and in the organisation and running of surf events and surf schools.
This course is endorsed by Surfing Australia which also delivers the practical surfing components at their High Performance Centre at Casuarina, Northern NSW.
Students can complete 150 hours of industry placement for practical work experience to complement their studies.
The course provides the necessary business skills to develop a career in sport management and the surfing industry. Units of study include surfing culture, surfing technology, small business and entrepreneurship, sport marketing, event planning and management, and an internship in the workplace.
To qualify for the Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies) a total of 96 credit points (usually 8 units) must be completed.
This course offers an intermediate award (early exit point) at Certificate level.
The Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies) also provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Please note that some majors and units may not be available at each location. Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year. Please contact the School for further information.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Session 1
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Tweed Heads - SCU Lakeside
Caloola Drive, Tweed Heads
|Tweed Heads - SCU Riverside
Brett Street, Tweed Heads
1 years full-time; 2 years part-time
May be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.
|Fees and Charges||• Domestic fees
• International fee information
• Additional fee information
|School||School of Health & Human Sciences|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic applicants: Ph: 1800 626 481
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|Gold Coast: 335261||Gold Coast: 055461||Gold Coast QLD: 077289G|
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, practical surfing activities, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Assessment methods include written assignments, oral presentations, written examinations, project reports and field skills testing.
SCU provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
Students access Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre (HPC), which is the world’s first facility dedicated to the development of elite surfers and coaches.
In addition, students have access to a thriving surf industry and to some of the best surf beaches in the world on Australia’s Tweed Gold Coast.
Pre-requisite Year 12 subjects
There are no pre-requisite subjects required for this course.
On-campus Undergraduate applications
To apply to study an undergraduate degree at a SCU campus, apply online through the NSW Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). For more information please visit either the UAC or QTAC websites: www.uac.edu.au or www.qtac.edu.au. A late fee applies for UAC and QTAC applications received after the 30th of September.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies) involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
At Southern Cross University, your previous study or work experience may help you cut time off your degree.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University's Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Requirements for an Award