Australian College of Sport | Football
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The Australian College of Sport has partnered with A – League Clubs Adelaide United FC and the Central Coast Mariners FC to deliver nationally accredited qualifications for the aspiring professional footballer. World renowned for developing international stars of the game, Australian high performance programming is showcased at the highest level through the Australian College of Sport – Football Programs which are based at the FFSA’s elite training facilities at Angle Park, SA (SA Campus) and Mariners Centre of Excellence at Tuggerah (NSW Campus).


Pathway options are from secondary school Programs through to Bachelor Programs across a variety of platforms. Please see Courses for secondary school students and school leavers below:

Certificate III in Sport

Certificate III

Sport (SIS30613)

Elite Football Pathway


Australian College of Sport programs for Secondary Schools are tailored for talented athletes and provide participating students with a VET qualification that delivers credits towards their Secondary School Certificate.


This qualification is made available to eligible students who are currently completing Year 10, 11 or Year 12 studies. There is a maximum of 40 credit points available. Training categories include: Skill and Game Development, Physical Considerations, Personal Management and Professional Athlete Traits to name a few. Selection criteria will include a skill trial.


This qualification is designed for student athletes who are also considering an elite athlete pathway into the Diploma of Sport Development with the Australian College of Sport.



Tuition Fee



30 Weeks

(One day per week)

Diploma of Sport Development


Sport Development

Elite Football Pathway


This qualification is a highly sophisticated and customised program for the aspiring professional footballer. Advanced skills training and curriculum in the high performance space are strongly individualised for each student athlete.


Program curriculum comprises technical, physical, mental and tactical elements of football coordinated with sport science, the business of professional sport and career preparation skills. This program has been developed in partnership with Adelaide United FC, Central Coast Mariners FC, elite mind experts the IKON Institute of Australia, peak sporting organisations and the Australian College of Sport.


Upon graduation in the Diploma of Sport Development, 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.

Tuition Fee

Fee Deferral Available


1 Year