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FORMAL ACADEMIC AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASPIRING AFL PLAYERS

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This qualification advances your talent in the technical, physical, tactical and elite mind components of professional AFL. Practical elements of the course are coordinated with inspirational curriculum in elite mind preparation, sport science theory, sport technology , coaching and the business of professional AFL.

To maximise your learning outcomes, your Program is tailored to you and aligned to achieving your goals. For example, two ACS graduates are now contracted players for Melbourne and West Coast Football Clubs, with one of these graduates representing in the 2018 AFL semi-final. Graduates of this Program also have the opportunity of progressing their studies at Bachelor level through Australian College of Sport’s University partners.

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

SIS30521 Certificate III in Sport Coaching

Football

This Program is specifically designed for delivery in Secondary Schools and is delivered during School hours. Additionally, an approved list of Elective Unit choices are made available to the School’s leadership to nominate preferred learning outcomes. The Program combines both theory and applied training across: Coaching Development, Athlete Considerations, Elite Mind and Sport Science. Students currently completing Year 10, 11 or Year 12 studies are encouraged to apply (Participating Schools Only).

A maximum of 75 SACE STAGE 2 credits are available for successful completion of this qualification and eligible to contribute to the calculation of an ATAR in the flexible option section up to the maximum allowed for recognised studies (20 credit ‘subject’ equivalent).

SATAC recognises this qualification as a subject (for SATAC purposes), calculated for a student’s ATAR contribution based on the average over the remaining 70 credits available for SACE Stage 2.

*SIS30521 Certificate III in Sport Coaching is for participating schools only.
Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au for advice on eligibility.

Unit of Competency

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    BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes

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    HLTAID011 Provide first aid

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    HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

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    SISSSCO002 Work in a community coaching role

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    SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs

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    SISSSCO005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge

  • SISSSCO001 Conduct sport coaching sessions with foundation level participants

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    SISSSCO012 Coach sport participants up to an intermediate level

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    SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs

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    SISSSCO016 Coach participants in sport competition

Program Duration: 30 weeks*

Program Location: At selected SA Secondary Schools*

Tuition Fee: 2025 Applications will open in September 2024.

Incidental & Ancilliary Training Fee(s): Nil*

*Subject to negotiated delivery at selected Schools.

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

CHC22015 – Certificate II in Community Services (Community Sport Program)

Football

This qualification may be used as a pathway for workforce entry into community services roles centred around individualised programming, or the implementation of specific community- based programs (Community Sport). Participants will learn and apply fundamental skills in planning, communication, leadership, safety, wellness and inclusion, as well as supporting general work activities across a range of community services organisations that consider their contribution within diverse community groups, using community sport for context.

As an elective option, this pathway is also designed to progress participants in chosen sports where learning outcomes are combined for advancing player skills, knowledge and performance for promoting personal health and personal leadership(Community Role Model). Other elective options for this qualification offer a pathway to work in roles as a Community Sports Coach (Service Provider), either working or volunteering at community-based sport clubs, after-school sports programs and organisations in the Australian sport industry generally.

Required work placement is to be delivered at the participating School, where Working with Children (WWC) checks are in place, or by direct application.

*CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (Community Sport Program) is for participating Schools, or by direct application.
Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au for advice on eligibility.

Unit of Competency

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    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

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    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

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    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

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    BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities

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    FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks

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    BSBWOR201 Manage personal stress in the workplace

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    SISSPAR001 Participate in sport at an intermediate level

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    SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs

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    SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs

Program Duration: 6 months*

Program Location: At selected SA Secondary Schools. This Program is a SA Government approved VSS Non-Training Contract Program. Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

Tuition Fee: 2023 Applications (February Intake) will open in September 2022.

Upfront Course Fee(s): $145 (per participant)

*Subject to elective choices at selected Schools.

Qualifications

This qualification is available to both Australian and international applicants.

As an Australian College of Sport graduate, you will qualify with an internationally recognised qualification that will prepare you for a range of industry opportunities globally, as well as the pathway to pursue high level competition or continue education through our industry and university partners.
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