Unit description

Equips students with the skills to prepare sports policy statements, implement sport development plans and undertake sport projects within the sport management environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Sport in Australia - Overview 
Topic 2: Strategic Development Planning 
Topic 3: The Sports System - Non-profit sport 
Topic 4: The Sports System - Government (Federal, State & Local) 
Topic 5: The Sports System - Corporate sport 
Topic 6: The Sports System - Olympic and Commonwealth Games Movements 
Topic 7: Sport Development - Improving Opportunities for Participation 
Topic 8: Sport Development - From Performance to Excellence 
Topic 9: Sport Governance - Policy Making for Clubs and Associations 
Topic 10: Sport Governance - Goals and Organisational Effectiveness

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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