Course Information

Associate Degree of Sport, Recreation and Event Management

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code C26

This course provides specific, industry-focused theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a career in the sport and recreation industries, including the growth area of event management within these sectors. It provides students with the essential knowledge, competencies and professional perspectives required by middle levels of management in these areas. The 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, and sport and leisure law. Students also undertake a range of professional industry practice opportunities in the relevant industries.


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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.

Admission requirements

Academic standard for the following admission pathways:

  • ATAR
  • Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma
  • Experienced Based Entry (where accepted)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 2 Years
  • Part Time: 4 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Part Time, Full Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Ruth Diana SIBSON

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM1001Introduction to Recreation15
SPM1102Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming15
SPM2112Sport Delivery Systems15
Unit from Minor/Elective15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1600 *Business Identity and Protocols15
SPM2111Sport Organisation Management15
TSM2202Introduction to Event Management15
Unit from Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM2104 *Managing 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

* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.