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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of management and administration and develops an awareness of the roles and broad range of skills required of managers in such organisations.

Unit content

  • Introduction to sport management
  • The health system in Australia
  • The sport, recreation and fitness industry  
  • Ethics in sport management
  • Strategic planning and decision-making
  • Communicating effectively
  • Managing human resources (including volunteers)
  • Employee performance
  • Leading

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain the importance of planning, leading, organising and controlling in terms of the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills and processes of administration and management. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
3 Discuss the main components of human resources management and its application in sport, recreation and fitness organisations. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 Identify major considerations involved in planning and managing facilities, events and programs. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
5 Describe the scope, significance and unique features of the sport, recreation and fitness industry or the surfing industry. Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
6 Discuss ethical considerations relating to the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations and programs. Ethical practice Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of planning, leading, organising and controlling in terms of the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills and processes of administration and management.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Discuss the main components of human resources management and its application in sport, recreation and fitness organisations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Identify major considerations involved in planning and managing facilities, events and programs.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Describe the scope, significance and unique features of the sport, recreation and fitness industry or the surfing industry.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. Discuss ethical considerations relating to the management of sport, recreation and fitness organisations and programs.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Lussier, RN & Kimball, DC, 2014, Applied Sport Management Principles, 2nd edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign IL.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.