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Associate Degree of Sport, Recreation and Event Management

Course code C26

The sport, recreation and event management industry is a dynamic, and evolving sector, and at ECU we prepare you with the practical skills you need to get a job.

If you’re seeking to establish yourself in this industry, or are already working in the field and need an industry-specific qualification, this course is for you. You’ll graduate with not only theoretical knowledge but also the industry focused practical skills that will lead to a successful career. Plus, you’ll undertake a range of professional practice opportunities with relevant organisations.

The course focuses upon an application of the key aspects of sport delivery systems, event management, leadership and programming, culture and professional identity development, sport and recreation facilities and services management, strategic and human resource management, marketing and communications, funding and finance, sport venue management, and sports law.

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Course overview

Choose student type

Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C26

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $15,150

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C26

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • AQF Cert IV;
    • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Undergraduate Certificate;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • University Preparation Course;*
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or*
    • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

    For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
    • University Preparation Course;
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
    • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment;*
    • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

    * Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Available for early offer

Year 12 students with a predicted ATAR or completing a Cert IV or a university enabling course can now apply for an early offer of a place on this course.

How to apply

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
SPM1102Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming15
SPM2112Sport Delivery Systems15
Unit from Minor/Elective15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15
SPM2111Sport Organisation Management15
TSM2202Introduction to Event Management15
Unit from Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM2104Managing Recreation Services and Facilities15
SPM3655Sport and Events Funding and Finance15
SPM3113Sport and Leisure Law15
Unit from Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HOS2325Managing the Service Experience15
SPM2510Marketing and Communications for Sport and Events15
SPM3114Sport Venues and Events15
Unit from Minor/Elective15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

  • Students will undertake work integrated learning practicum placements in two units:
    Year 1
    SPM1102 - 10 hours (sport or recreation programming setting)
    SPM2111 - 20 hours (not-for-profit, incorporated sport organisation/club)

    Attendance requirements

    Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 practicum placement hours in total across their host organisations in two units. These hours may be outside normal university hours.

    Clearances and/or Risk Management Protocols Required

    Some host organisations may require clearances, screenings and certificates, and will liaise directly with students regarding any requirements. A placement host organisation may have vaccination and other requirements, including vaccination against Covid-19.Please consider this requirement before enrolling in this course, and speak with the Course Coordinator if this raises any concerns. You may not be able to complete placement units if you are unable to meet the placement requirements, which may impact your ability to complete this course.

    Professional practice rules

    Students are provided with Student Guidelines for Work Integrated Learning which detail the
    expected behaviour and conduct while working in the host organisation.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and evaluate relevant information from a variety of sources to solve sometimes complex business problems.
  2. Adapt knowledge and skills in response to opportunities and change with some creativity.
  3. Apply broad knowledge with some depth in discipline to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  4. Collaborate effectively and responsibly in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  5. Communicate business knowledge and concepts clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  7. Reflect on feedback and evaluate learning and performance in order to identify opportunities for further learning.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Fees and Scholarships

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Fees

  • AUD $15,150 - Commonwealth supported estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Fees

  • AUD $33,800 - International students estimated 1st year indicative fee 1
Note

1 The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculatorlink opens in new tab to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates exist within a range of professional, commercial, not-for-profit and government sport, recreation and event organisations at local, state and national levels. Within these types of organisations, roles may involve working in, and contributing to the management of clubs and associations, events, facilities, player and athlete development, programs, activities and services, or in sales, communications and marketing.

Possible future job titles

Sport and Recreation Event Officer, Recreation Services Officer, Sport Coordinator, Event Coordinator, Recreation Facility Officer, Outdoor and Adventure Recreation Program Coordinator, Youth and Children's Program Coordinator, Sport and Recreation Officer, Community Development Officer

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Become World Ready

Student stories

Eamon Gilbert

Eamon Gilbert

Sport, Recreation and Event Management student Eamon Gilbert with Perth Glory staff

Being able to study sport seemed too good to be true

Having always had a passion for sport and the management side of sport, being able to study sport seemed too good to be true. I’ve had work placements at Perth Glory Football Club and Sorrento Duncraig Football Club.

These experiences were vital and gave me real life experience of all the things we study. Seeing them in action was really cool.

Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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