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Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management

Course code Y53

Sport, recreation and events provide not only health, fitness and entertainment benefits to people world-wide, they comprise a multi-million dollar sector which generates employment for sport development managers, event managers, and more.

This course commences with an introduction to the sport, recreation and event sector and focuses on 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, event operations management, legal aspects, and business research and planning. Students also undertake a range of professional industry practice opportunities, and community-interactive project work in the relevant industries.

Students have the opportunity to further specialise their studies with a stronger industry focus in various fields, such as marketing, sports science, human resource management, public relations, or tourism and hospitality management.

Students graduate ready to enter the fast-paced and dynamic sport, recreation and events sector, having learnt the industry-focused theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y53

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,900

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y53

CRICOS code

083403E

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,650

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

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

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 16 Core Units. This will be supported by an 8-unit supplementary program, comprising a Major, or a Minor plus Elective units, or two Minors, or 8 Elective units.

Year 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM1001Introduction to Recreation15
SPM1102Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming15
SPM2112Sport Delivery Systems15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
TSM2202Introduction to Event Management15
SPM2111Sport Organisation Management15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Year 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM2104Managing Recreation Services and Facilities15
SPM3655Sport and Events Funding and Finance15
SPM3113Sport and Leisure Law15
HOS2325Managing the Service Experience15
SPM2510Marketing and Communications for Sport and Events15
SPM3114Sport Venues and Events15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 230
Year 3
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BUS3100Business Research Practices15
SPM3221Sport Business Planning15
TSM3501Event Operations Management15
Unit from Supplementary Programx 460
Plus 1 unit from:
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15

Note: FBL3501 is by application only.

**Internship Minor (MIBIOR) – Selected students (by application only) may enrol concurrently in FBL3400 Business Internship 1 and FBL3500 Business Internship 2 in their Year 3 (Semester 1) section of the course. Students who enrol in the Internship Minor (FBL3400/FBL3500 = 60 credit points) will complete an elective unit instead of SBL3500 or FBL3501.

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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

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad and coherent knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one’s own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,900 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

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 Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,650 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

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 Calculator to estimate the 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, national and international levels. Within these types of organisations, your role may involve managing aspects of clubs, associations and federations, events, facilities, sport and entertainment venues, player and athlete development, programs, activities and services, sales, communications and marketing or the hiring, training and supervising of staff.

Possible future job titles

Sport and Recreation Event Manager, Recreation Services Manager, Sport Association CEO, Sport Development Manager, Sport Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, Sport Corporate Affairs Manager, Sport Communications Manager, Sport Membership Manager, Sport Club Manager, Player Manager

Student
stories

  • "When I enrolled at ECU, little did I know that it would lead to me being a part of something historic"
    Jacqueline Harkness
    Jacqueline HarknessSport, Recreation and Event Management

    In my last semester of my Sport, Recreation and Event Management course I got an industry placement in the Events Department of the Fremantle Dockers Football Club.

    Due to my positive work ethic, I was offered casual employment. When Fremantle made it to their first ever home preliminary final, it was so exciting to be a part of it all! On the Thursday before the finals I was suddenly asked to fly over to Melbourne to fill in for a permanent staff member. For the Grand Final, I was in charge of managing security, caterers and audio technicians.

    All the skills and theory I picked up in my years at ECU helped me play a part in running the biggest function the club ever had – their historic first grand final.

  • "Work placements at sports organisations were extremely valuable"
    Emily Ekert
    Emily EkertSport, Recreation and Event Management

    I have always wanted to work in sport and events, so ECU’s Sport, Recreation and Event Management course was a perfect choice, as it enabled me to mix the sport side of study with business.

    I had previously studied at two other universities in WA, and ECU is definitely my favourite. Everyone is friendly and the staff are very supportive and really want you to succeed.

    Work placements at a variety of sports organisations throughout my degree have been extremely valuable. I gained hands-on experience at organisations like the Perth Wildcats, West Perth Football Club, and Badminton WA.

    My greatest achievement was receiving the West Coast Eagles Award for Excellence. It was a great honour to achieve this award and I am extremely proud that my hard work paid off.

  • "It gives you a platform to establish yourself"
    Anthony Donetta Sport Management graduate

    Sport Management graduate Anthony Donetta talks about a work integrated learning placement with West Perth Football Club that led to employment at the club.

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