Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport Leadership

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The high performance sport industry is increasingly focused on developing employees and athletes with strong leadership skills and training in ethics and social responsibility. Proposed regulatory changes within the industry may make these skills a necessity. This course is designed to address these industry demands by developing specialist knowledge and skills for leadership and communication in high performance sport settings. The course addresses its curriculum underpinned by dignity, self-worth and respect for others as a nuance to professionalism that makes such professionals more effective and more highly valued leaders.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,744

Entry Requirements:

relevant Bachelor degree or higher; or a different discipline and evidence of relevant industry experience; or submit a proposal alongside a formal application, demonstrating evidence of substantial relevant industry experience over a sustained period


40 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

The degree is designed as a pathway into ACU's Master of High Performance Sport and Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport.

Further information:

Examples of potential employment settings include: professional and semi-professional sporting organisations; international high performance sport organisations; national institutes (of sport) network; government and non-government funded sporting programs (e.g. University, Secondary school or post-Secondary school sporting clubs); sport and health based research. Examples of potential employment roles include: high performance manager; sports science manager; professional coach; sports scientist; strength and conditioning coach; fitness coach/advisor.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Sports Administrator, Sports Coach,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 0.5 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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