Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration

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Is being in middle or senior management part of your five year plan? Ready to utilise new skills in order to stay competitive? Perfect for ambitious individuals who want to move up the corporate ladder, this highly flexible degree offers working professionals the skills they need to succeed. Provided solely online, students can receive the industry-recognised training they require while they continue to work in the sports industry.

Start your degree online in 2018. Course commences 5 March 2018.

Call us on 1300 302 867 to discuss your study options, enquire online or apply today for direct enrolment.


Fully online: 5 March 2018


Available for Domestic students


1Y FT or PT equivalent




The design of the Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration acknowledges the need of the Australian sports industry for administrators who are familiar with the contemporary sports environment.

The increasing political, legislative, and commercial complexity of the issues surrounding the administration of sport demands managers with enhanced qualifications at a postgraduate level.

The strength of this sports administration course lies in the breadth of its focus – governance, finance, law, ethics, facility management, human resource management, marketing, media relations, event management, and risk management.

The exploration of administrative principles within each unit is supported through the use of case studies specific to the sports industry. Case studies provide students with strong application-based and vocationally-relevant learning experiences.

What you'll learn

Semester 1

  • Principles of Sports Administration
  • Governance
  • Law and Ethics in Sports Administration
  • Managerial Accounting and Finance in Sports Administration

Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration Exit Point

Semester 2

  • Marketing and Media Relations in Sports Administration
  • Facility and Event Management in Sport Administration
  • Leadership in Sports Administration
  • Research in Sports Administration

Students can elect to exit the course after four units and graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Sports Administration.

Where this degree can take you

Combining industry specific knowledge with practical techniques, this postgraduate degree will help professionals currently working in the sports industry move ahead. Giving you access to the best sports academic experience in Australia, this industry recognised degree is perfect for passionate sports professionals of all ages.

Job titles you could hold:

  • Sports Administrator
  • Sports Researcher

Further study options:

  • Government and semi-government agencies
  • Not-for-profit sport organisations and businesses
  • Professional sports leagues
  • Private sports organisations and businesses

Job Growth Insight


Increase in employment for Specialist Managers in the next 5 years

Graduate story

Aaron Bailey discusses his career journey with the AFL after studying ACPE's Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration.

Meet ACPE Student

ACPE has given me a greater understanding of the sports industry, which has added to my experience as general manager of a non-profit state league AFL club.

The support I have received from academic and all other staff has been brilliant, which is especially important when completing distance education. The combination of theory and practice in the industry really has also given me some great insights and has helped me prepare for the next stage of my career.

Adam Coles
Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration
Adam Coles

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