In a nutshell
The Diploma of Football (Development, Management & Performance) from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is designed to prepare you for a career in the football industry – working on your skills, knowledge and understanding of the sport.
In this unique diploma, you will explore a range of football codes (e.g. rugby union, rugby league, wheelchair rugby, soccer) and will learn how these sports are able to deliver exemplary practice in areas such as officiating, inclusion, management, coaching, and player development.
The Diploma of Football has been designed working with the football industry. Your classes will be taught by industry professionals, and focus on real-life case studies of football organisations, professionals, and clubs. You will also undertake a minimum of 45 hours of professional placements in football-relevant environments.
What you’ll need
Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) are not ATAR dependent.
Some options for entry are:
- A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent meeting required standards in relevant subjects.
- An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification.
- One year of full-time or an equivalent study in a degree course at a recognised higher education institute in Australia or an equivalent
While a qualification can be accepted for admission into a diploma, associate degree or bachelor’s degree study, a higher performance standard is required for bachelor’s degree entry. Applicants who don’t meet the required standard can pursue associate degree or diploma study. Upon successful completing the diploma or associate degree study, you can move into the bachelor’s degree and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. ACPE also offers various alternative entry pathways.
For more information, please enquire.
While completing the Diploma of Football (Development, Management & Performance) from Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), you will study the following subjects:
- SPB1301 - Managing the Sport and Recreation Industry
- PER1103 - Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
- HSC1104 - Skill Acquisition
- PER1112 - Football Principles and Practices
- SPB1101 - Introduction to Sports Business
- PER1205 - Officiating
- PER1212 - Football Club Development and Support
- PER1213 - Player Wellbeing
Why Australian College of Physical Education?
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.
ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.
A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.
ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: