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

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50319 Diploma of Sport (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

SIS50319 Diploma of Sport 

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.

*Please note that the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport (AFL) program is suitable for talented athletes.

Subject(s) – Semester 1

Athlete Development 1 & 2 (Technical)

Athlete Development 1 (Physical)

Exercise and Sport Science 1 & 2

Foundations of the Athlete’s Body 1

Athlete Wellness

Athlete Progressions

Athlete Relationships

Subject(s) – Semester 2

Athlete Development 3 & 4 (Technical)

Athlete Development 5 (Tactical)

Exercise and Sport Science 3 & 4

Psychology for Athletes

Sport Technology (Professional Sport)

Coaching Principles for Professional Sport

Program Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Program Location: Karen Rolton Sports Complex, Adelaide SA

Tuition Fee: Please note that places for this Course in 2021 are now full. 2022 Applications (February Intake) will open in September 2021.

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

* Anticipated incidental fee(s) $350.00

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

SIS30419 Certificate III in Sport – Athlete

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

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

  • FNSFLT301 Be Money Smart

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

  • SISSPAR005 Develop athlete personal brand

  • SISSPAR007 Work as an athlete

  • SISSPAR003 Follow specialist dietary advice

  • SISSPAR002 Participate in sport at an advanced level

  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

  • SISSSCO012 Coach sport participants up to an intermediate level

  • SISSPAR006 Prepare and present athlete sponsorship proposals

Program Duration: 25 weeks

Program Location: SACA Karen Rolton Sporting Complex, Adelaide SA

Tuition Fee: Please note that places for this Course in 2021 are now full. 2022 Applications (February Intake) will open in September 2021.

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

*Anticipated incidental fee(s) $375.00

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

SIS30519 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

  • SISSSOF002 Continuously improve officiating skills and knowledge

  • SISSSCO007 Apply sport psychology principles

  • CUAWHS403 Incorporate anatomy and nutrition principles into skill development

  • SISSSCO012 Coach sport participants up to an intermediate level

  • SISSSCO005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge

  • SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs

  • SISSSCO002 Work in a community coaching role

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Program Duration: 30 weeks*

Program Location: At selected SA Secondary Schools*

Tuition Fee: Please note that places for this Course in 2021 are now full. 2022 Applications (February Intake) will open in September 2021.

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

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50319 Diploma of Sport (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?

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.

APPLY NOW

Financial Information:
Program tuition and incidental fees are paid upfront and deferred.
Please contact us via 1300 859 880 or via admin@collegeofsport.edu.au.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50319 Diploma of Sport (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?

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.

APPLY NOW

Financial Information:
Program tuition and incidental fees are paid upfront and deferred.
Please contact us via 1300 859 880 or via admin@collegeofsport.edu.au.

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