Our Approach:
BE INSPIRED
Professional sport demands
that you “give it your all”.

For successful athletes, they understand that developing the belief to win, gives them the opportunity to reach their goal. This begins with you learning how to understand your talent, but also your potential.

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Equestrian) qualification is for the talented rider and provides the ultimate in high performance training and learning.

Located at the iconic Hallmark Farm (Woodside, South Australia), student athletes are trained under the close guidance of Olympian, Megan Jones (Silver Medallist – Bejing 2008), leading an elite team of trainers including physical conditioning experts, world class equine experts including veterinarians (FEI Standard), Farrier (Team Farrier for Australia), renowned Chiropractic, Acupuncture, (and Pulse treatment) specialists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, elite mind experts and mentors with access to state of the art technologies at world class facilities.

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Our Curriculum: BE INQUISITIVE

This qualification advances your talent in the technical, physical, tactical and elite mind components of performance equestrian. To maximise your learning outcomes, your Program is tailored to you.

Your training is across all competitive disciplines and with a key focus on your chosen specialisation: Dressage, Show Jumping, or Cross Country (Eventing).

You will also learn how to construct equine programmes for high performance outcomes, including horse travel, horse nutrition and horse health (and well being).

Tertiary Programs

SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development

Equestrian Athlete

This Program is a highly sophisticated and customised course for talented riders seeking to progress to advanced or elite levels. Advanced skills 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
(Horse &  Rider)

Integrated Athlete 1 **

Athlete Welfare **

Models of Self Discovery **

Business of Professional Sport (Equestrian)

Communication Mastery **

Subject(s) – Semester 2

Athlete Development 3 & 4 (Technical)

Athlete Development 5 (Tactical)

Exercise and Sport Science 3 & 4

Psychology of Peak Performance **

Sport Technology

Coaching Principles **

Equestrian Student Application

Equestrian International Student Application

Program Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Program Location: Hallmark Farm, Woodside SA

Tuition Fee: Payment Plan & Deferred Payment options available

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

* Anticipated incidental fee(s) $2,750.00

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

*Student athletes are provided with paddock agistment options at nominal rates. Additional costs associated with farriery, dentistry, veterinary services and hard feed are to be borne by the student. If a student cannot bring a horse, the Australian College of Sport will lease a horse to the student for the Program’s duration at a nominal rate.

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

I am really excited for the opportunity to help you achieve your potential”. – Megan Jones, Olympian (Silver Medallist, Bejing 2008)

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?
High performance Equestrian is a global, multi-billion dollar enterprise that provides employment opportunities for a range of professions.

At the heart of this industry is the conditioning of the athletes (Rider and Horse), with the aim of optimising individual and team performance for successful outcomes. The superior participants in this industry know how to assess athletic performance (Rider and Horse) and are able to apply this knowledge to the planning and delivery of meaningful interventions for athletes and horses to enhance performance, but also to mitigate the likelihood of injury (Rider and Horse) and illness.

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Equestrian Athlete) qualification provides a detailed knowledge and practical skills based programme relevant to human and horse performance, from the physiological, psychological, biomechanical, nutritional and skill-based perspectives. This Program provides graduates with the skill training for elite level practice in Equestrian performance and analysis, athlete development programming (athletes and performance horses) and an introduction to the relevant exercise and sport science theory and the business of high performance equestrian.

These outcomes will provide launch pads into riding, coaching, grooming, equine business and athlete support services in performance horse environments.

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to undergraduate studies in High Performance Sport, Human Movement, Psychology, Physical Education and Business. We encourage all our Alumni to take advantage of our local and international industry network for assisting you after your graduation.

*Human Movement pathway provides options for further study including: Exercise and Sport Science, Dietetics, Psychology, Counselling and Physiotherapy to name a few. The Diploma meets the professional requirements for accreditation with various industry bodies and provides significant industry experience opportunities for students.

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 athlete@collegeofsport.edu.au

To be eligible for admission to the Program, an applicant must 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, or who have not achieved an ATAR above 65. Please contact us via 1300 859 880 or athlete@collegeofsport.edu.au.

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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.

I am relocating from interstate, are there accommodation options available?

Yes – onsite accommodation and agistment options are available at our Elite Training Facility. Please contact us via admin@collegeofsport.edu.au to discuss your preferences.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?
High performance Equestrian is a global, multi-billion dollar enterprise that provides employment opportunities for a range of professions.

At the heart of this industry is the conditioning of the athletes (Rider and Horse), with the aim of optimising individual and team performance for successful outcomes. The superior participants in this industry know how to assess athletic performance (Rider and Horse) and are able to apply this knowledge to the planning and delivery of meaningful interventions for athletes and horses to enhance performance, but also to mitigate the likelihood of injury (Rider and Horse) and illness.

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Equestrian Athlete) qualification provides a detailed knowledge and practical skills based programme relevant to human and horse performance, from the physiological, psychological, biomechanical, nutritional and skill-based perspectives. This Program provides graduates with the skill training for elite level practice in Equestrian performance and analysis, athlete development programming (athletes and performance horses) and an introduction to the relevant exercise and sport science theory and the business of high performance equestrian.

These outcomes will provide launch pads into riding, coaching, grooming, equine business and athlete support services in performance horse environments.

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to undergraduate studies in High Performance Sport, Human Movement, Psychology, Physical Education and Business. We encourage all our Alumni to take advantage of our local and international industry network for assisting you after your graduation.

*Human Movement pathway provides options for further study including: Exercise and Sport Science, Dietetics, Psychology, Counselling and Physiotherapy to name a few. The Diploma meets the professional requirements for accreditation with various industry bodies and provides significant industry experience opportunities for students.

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 athlete@collegeofsport.edu.au

To be eligible for admission to the Program, an applicant must 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, or who have not achieved an ATAR above 65. Please contact us via 1300 859 880 or athlete@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.

I am relocating from interstate, are there accommodation options available?
Yes – onsite accommodation and agistment options are available at our Elite Training Facility. Please contact us via admin@collegeofsport.edu.au to discuss your preferences.

I am really excited for the opportunity to help you achieve your potential”. – Megan Jones, Olympian (Silver Medallist, Bejing 2008)

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