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Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management

Upgrade your professional qualifications in sport and recreation management.


This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills in the area of management and marketing within the sport and recreation industry.

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Course description, features and facilities

Students will enhance their knowledge and develop skills in preparation for work in the sport and recreation industry. Students will learn about the psychology of sport and exercise consumers and about service marketing practices in sport and recreation. Accounting practices and ethical considerations for work in the industry will also be developed. Students undertake research in relation to sport and exercise businesses and will obtain addtional learning experiences from elective units offered in the course.

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Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
S1SSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
S2, NSSSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Note: Students without prior professional experience must take SSEH5692 Research Practicum II from Group A, and those with professional experience and who are currently employed in sport and recreational management must take SSEH5694 Research Colloquium from Group A.

Group A

S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum II
S1, S2SSEH5694Research Colloquium

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group B

S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
S2SSEH5475Advanced Psychology of Sport
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
S1SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
S1SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Group C

S2EBUS5504Electronic Business
S1, S2ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1, S2MGMT5507Management and Organisations
S2MKTG5406Buyer Behaviour and Decision Making

Career opportunities

This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career. Career opportunities can be found in government departments and private organisations alike.

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Further study opportunities

Graduates may consider proceeding to a Master of Commerce.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a)(i) a bachelor's degree with a major in Sport Science or Exercise and Health, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;


(b)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) at least two years of full-time relevant professional experience.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.

Additional information

It is recommended that students complete at least 12 points from the UWA Business School, or equivalent, within their bachelor's degree.

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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Contact details - admission information

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Contact details - admission information


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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Contact details - admission information

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Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
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Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management: the details

Available 2015
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook
Standard full-time completion
1 year
Maximum time to complete
4 years
Contact details: course information
Senior Administrative Officer
School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health
6488 2360
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