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Professional sport demands
that you “give it your all”.

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (AFL) qualification is for the talented player seeking a professional playing or coaching pathway and provides the ultimate in high performance training and learning.

Based at the newly built Karen Rolton Sports Complex alongside Adelaide’s CBD, student athletes of the AFL Program are trained under the close guidance of decorated professional Coaches, all with professional Club and athlete development experience including leading elite teams of trainers such as physical conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists, elite mind experts and mentors with access to state of the art technologies.

Formal articulation pathways with credit transfer into University of South Australia Bachelor Programs are available.

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Our Curriculum: BE INQUISITIVE

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.

Tertiary Programs

SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development

AFL

This Program is a highly sophisticated and customised course for talented AFL players seeking to progress to an advanced level. Skill acquisition training and curriculum in the high performance space are individualised for each student athlete. Upon graduation from this qualification and for those students who wish to progress their study at Bachelor level, credit transfer arrangements are available with Australian College of Sport University partners.

Subject(s) – Semester 1

Athlete Development 1 & 2 (Technical)

Athlete Development 1 (Physical)

Exercise and Sport Science 1 & 2

Integrated Athlete 1 **

Athlete Welfare **

Models of Self Discovery **

Communication Mastery **

Coaching Principles of Professional Sport **

Psychology of Peak Performance **

Subject(s) – Semester 2

Athlete Development 3 & 4 (Technical)

Athlete Development 5 (Tactical)

Exercise and Sport Science 3 & 4

Sport Technology

Business of Professional Sport (AFL)

Program Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Program Location: Karen Rolton Sports Complex, Adelaide SA

Tuition Fee: Payment Plan & Deferred Payment options available

Incidental Fee(s): Student Athlete Apparel & Training Kit*

* Anticipated incidental fee(s) $350.00

** Units of study are provided and delivered in conjunction with Elite Mind experts, the IKON Institute of Australia.

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport

AFL

SACE STAGE 2 credits are available to students for successful completion of this qualification and allows eligibility 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 recognise the 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.

Unit of Competency

SISSAFL201A Perform the intermediate skills of Australian Football

SISSAFL202A Perform the intermediate tactics of Australian Football

SISSAFL304A Perform the advanced skills of Australian Football

SISSAFL305A Perform the advanced tactics of Australian Football

SISSCOP309A Design an athlete’s diet

SISSSPT201A Implement sports injury prevention

SISSCOP308A Model the responsibilities of an elite athlete

SISSCOP204A Develop personal media skills

SISXWHS101 Follow work health and safety policies

SISSCOP306A Prepare a sponsorship proposal

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

SISSCOP205A Develop a personal financial plan

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

SISSCOP202A Develop a personal management plan

Program Duration: 30 weeks

Program Location: SACA Karen Rolton Sporting Complex, Adelaide SA

Tuition Fee: 2020 Program TBA

Incidental Fee(s): Student Athlete Apparel & Training Kit*

*Anticipated incidental fee(s) $375.00

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching

AFL

These nationally accredited VET qualifications are eligible to contribute to the calculation of an ATAR, with SATAC recognising both qualifications as a subject in their own right for Stage 2 results. Training categories include: Skill and Game Development, Physical Considerations, Personal Management and Professional Athlete Traits. Students currently completing Year 10, 11 or Year 12 studies are encouraged to apply.

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.

*SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching is for participating schools only.
Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au for advice on eligibility.

Unit of Competency

SISXIND408 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work

SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychologySISSSDE201 Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment

SITXCOM401 Manage conflict

SISSSCO202 Coach beginner or novice participants to develop foundation motor skills

SISSSCO303 Plan and deliver coaching programs

SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices

SISSSCO304 Customize coaching for athletes with specific needs

SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes

SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

SISXFAC207 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities

SISSVOL301A Teach the intermediate skills of Volleyball

SISSVOL302A Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of volleyball

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

Program Duration: 30 weeks*

Program Location: At selected SA Secondary Schools*

Tuition Fee: Contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au on your School’s eligibility*

Incidental Fee(s): Nil*

*Subject to negotiated delivery 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.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The best athletes think always about solutions, even the smallest opportunities or creative options to solve a problem in competition. A match in any sport requires that you deal with adversity and constantly adjust.

Craig Brooks – ACS High Performance Coach
Senior Assistant Coach, SANFL
Reserves Premiership Coach, SANFL

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (AFL) qualification is for the talented player seeking a professional playing or coaching pathway and provides the ultimate in high performance training and learning.

Based at the newly built Karen Rolton Sports Complex alongside Adelaide’s CBD, student athletes of the AFL Program are trained under the close guidance of decorated professional Coaches, all with professional Club and athlete development experience including leading elite teams of trainers such as physical conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists, elite mind experts and mentors with access to state of the art technologies.

What is the desired outcome of an athlete development program?

It is to put us on the pathway to reaching our potential. To do this, we must first commit to becoming better versions of ourselves. To become better, we must challenge ourselves. Committing to the challenge is the key that unlocks your potential. For optimum benefits, such Programs MUST be individualised.

Your Program must be tailored to you. Why? Because it is about achieving your potential, not someone else’s. To do this effectively, we build from the fundamental building blocks of athletic performance: your brain and your body. We then connect these human elements to your athletic performance.

When can I commence the program and what do I need to apply?

2020 Program Start Dates – January 20, February 3rd and February 17th
Tuition Fee $3,990

Australian College of Sport Programs are by application only. You may be requested to complete a Skill Trial and/or interview as part of your Application. This will be advised to you once your online Application has been received. If you require assistance with your Application, our Program Services Team are available to assist you via 1300 859 880 or admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

To be eligible for admission to the Program, an applicant should have completed Year 12, or equivalent, be at least 18 years of age at course commencement and have an ATAR of 65 or over. Special circumstances for admission may apply to applicants who have not completed Year 12. Please contact us via 1300 859 880 or admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

Financial Information:
Program tuition and incidental fees are paid upfront and deferred.
Incidental Fees are $350 (Up-front payment – Athlete Apparel), prior to commencement.
Tuition fees are $13,200 via payment plan for SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development. Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au
Tuition fees are $3,990 x 6 fully deferred via the Federal Government HELP Scheme for CRS1400329 Bachelor of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Stream – High Performance Sport) from Ikon Institute of Australia.
(HELP – must hold Australian Citizenship).

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (AFL) qualification is for the talented player seeking a professional playing or coaching pathway and provides the ultimate in high performance training and learning.

Based at the newly built Karen Rolton Sports Complex alongside Adelaide’s CBD, student athletes of the AFL Program are trained under the close guidance of decorated professional Coaches, all with professional Club and athlete development experience including leading elite teams of trainers such as physical conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists, elite mind experts and mentors with access to state of the art technologies.

What is the desired outcome of an athlete development program?

It is to put us on the pathway to reaching our potential. To do this, we must first commit to becoming better versions of ourselves. To become better, we must challenge ourselves. Committing to the challenge is the key that unlocks your potential. For optimum benefits, such Programs MUST be individualised.

Your Program must be tailored to you. Why? Because it is about achieving your potential, not someone else’s. To do this effectively, we build from the fundamental building blocks of athletic performance: your brain and your body. We then connect these human elements to your athletic performance.

When can I commence the program and what do I need to apply?

July 8th
Tuition Fee $3,990

Australian College of Sport Programs are by application only. You may be requested to complete a Skill Trial and/or interview as part of your Application. This will be advised to you once your online Application has been received. If you require assistance with your Application, our Program Services Team are available to assist you via 1300 859 880 or admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

To be eligible for admission to the Program, an applicant should have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Special circumstances for admission may apply to applicants who have not completed Year 12. Please contact us via 1300 859 880 or admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

Financial Information:
Program tuition and incidental fees are paid upfront and deferred.
$1,375 x 2 up-front payments
(1 x prior to commencement, 1 x at completion of Term 1)

$4,125 x 6 fully deferred via the Federal Government HELP Scheme.
(HELP – must hold Australian Citizenship).

Agistment and associated costs for are arranged for individual students on a cost recovery basis. Options can include services such as hard feed, farriery, dentistry and veterinary services. Students are invoiced on a monthly basis. Terms and conditions of payment apply.

*Important Note on Tuition Fees – Tuition fees are based on a full time study load. This qualification is not available for part time study. Please note that course fees are reviewed annually.

Centrelink Benefits (Austudy or Youth Allowance) are available to eligible applicants. Participants who are already employed in the sport industry, tax deductable benefits may apply to you.

The best athletes think always about solutions, even the smallest opportunities or creative options to solve a problem in competition. A match in any sport requires that you deal with adversity and constantly adjust.

Craig Brooks – ACS High Performance Coach
Senior Assistant Coach, SANFL
Reserves Premiership Coach, SANFL

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