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

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

With Programs available at Campuses in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, student athletes are trained under the close guidance of decorated professional Coaches, all with A-League Club and international experience and leading elite teams of trainers including physical conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists, elite mind experts and mentors with access to state of the art technologies at superior facilities.

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Our Curriculum: BE INQUISITIVE

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

To maximise your learning outcomes, your Program is tailored to you. Your programme is aligned to achieving your goals, whether that be playing opportunities in Australia or overseas, including US College.

Since 2015, graduates of this Program have gone on to achieve their football goals including A-League and NPL Club contracts, playing professionally overseas and progressing their studies at University.

Tertiary Programs

SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development

Football

This Program is a highly sophisticated and customised course for the aspiring professional footballer and for talented players seeking to take their game to the next level. 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

Foundations of the Athlete’s Body 1

Athlete Wellness

Athlete Progressions

Business of Professional Sport (Football)

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 

Program Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Program Location: Tuggerah, NSW; Brisbane & Caloundra, QLD, Oakden, SA

Tuition Fee: Payment Plan & Deferred Payment options available

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

* Anticipated incidental fee(s) $350

Secondary Schools Programs (SA Schools Only)

SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport

Football

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

  • SISSCOP308A Model the responsibilities of an elite athlete

  • SISSCOP309A Design an athlete’s diet

  • SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs

  • SISSSOC301A Perform advanced level soccer skills

  • SISSSOC302A Perform advanced level soccer tactics and strategies

  • SISSCOP204A Develop personal media skills

  • SISSCOP205A Develop a personal financial plan

  • SISSCOP306A Prepare a sponsorship proposal

  • SISXWHS101 Follow work health and safety policies

  • SISSSPT201A Implement sports injury prevention

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • SISSCOP202A Develop a personal management plan

  • SISXRSK301A Undertake a risk analysis of activitie

Program Duration: 25 weeks

Program Location: Adelaide City Football Park, Oakden SA

Tuition Fee: 2020 Tuition Fee 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

Football

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 psychology

  • SISSSDE201 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: 25 weeks*

Program Location: At selected SA Secondary Schools*

Tuition Fee: Contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.auon 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

At ACS, we teach you to trust in your training

Timothy Knight – ACS High Performance Coach Head of Physical Performance, Central Coast Mariners (former) Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (Honours)
Consultant in Sport Science, Australian National Teams

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

Professional football 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, with the aim of optimising individual and team performance for successful outcomes. The superior participants in this industry know how to assess athletic performance and are able to apply this knowledge to the planning and delivery of meaningful interventions for athletes to enhance performance, but also to mitigate the likelihood of injury and illness.

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

 Students are placed in a range of industry settings to integrate the course theory that you learn with practical workplace experiences. These outcomes will provide launch pads into playing, coaching, physical programming, football business and athlete support services in performance football environments.

Graduates of this qualification become 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 admin@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.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

Professional football 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, with the aim of optimising individual and team performance for successful outcomes. The superior participants in this industry know how to assess athletic performance and are able to apply this knowledge to the planning and delivery of meaningful interventions for athletes to enhance performance, but also to mitigate the likelihood of injury and illness.

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

Students must complete 100 hours of appropriate professional experience (practicum), with accurate record-keeping, as part of course accreditation requirements. Students are placed in a range of industry settings to integrate the course theory that you learn with practical workplace experiences. These outcomes will provide launch pads into playing, coaching, physical programming, football business and athlete support services in performance football environments.

Graduates of this qualification become 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.

At ACS, we teach you to trust in your training

Timothy Knight – ACS High Performance Coach Former Head of Physical Performance, Central Coast Mariners
Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (Honours)
Consultant in Sport Science, Australian National Teams

At ACS, you will learn that great human attributes make for great athletes

Sergio Raimundo – ACS High Performance Coach,
Bachelor of Physical Education
Masters in Exercise and Sport Science
Consultant Coach, Central Coast Mariners

You have to find another level of intensity at key moments, if you want to win. The Australian College of Sport’s elite mind training subjects are a fundamental building block to athletic success, but also success in life.

Adriano Pellegrino – ACS High Performance Coach
A-League Championship and overseas professional

Humility is an attitude that is vital for success. Never think that you are good enough just to train, you must always focus on improving from every training session.

Michael Matricciani – ACS High Performance Coach
FFSA 2018 Coach of the Year

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