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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Equips students with the skills to prepare sports policy statements, implement sport development plans and undertake sport projects within the sport management environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Sport in Australia - Overview 
Topic 2: Strategic Development Planning 
Topic 3: The Sports System - Non-profit sport 
Topic 4: The Sports System - Government (Federal, State & Local) 
Topic 5: The Sports System - Corporate sport 
Topic 6: The Sports System - Olympic and Commonwealth Games Movements 
Topic 7: Sport Development - Improving Opportunities for Participation 
Topic 8: Sport Development - From Performance to Excellence 
Topic 9: Sport Governance - Policy Making for Clubs and Associations 
Topic 10: Sport Governance - Goals and Organisational Effectiveness

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a sound understanding of the organisation and delivery of sport in Australia;
2 describe the principles of strategic planning for sports clubs and associations;
3 prepare an effective strategic development plan for a sporting organisation;
4 explain the process of policy development for sport organisations;
5 understand governance principles as they relate to sport organisations;
6 describe some current issues, trends and future challenges for sport;
7 demonstrate professional communication skills.

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

  1. demonstrate a sound understanding of the organisation and delivery of sport in Australia;
    • GA4:
  2. describe the principles of strategic planning for sports clubs and associations;
    • GA4:
  3. prepare an effective strategic development plan for a sporting organisation;
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. explain the process of policy development for sport organisations;
    • GA4:
  5. understand governance principles as they relate to sport organisations;
    • GA4:
  6. describe some current issues, trends and future challenges for sport;
    • GA4:
  7. demonstrate professional communication skills.
    • GA6: