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

The Australian College of Sport’s SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Thoroughbred Racing) qualification suits the talented rider and provides the ultimate in high performance training and learning for the aspiring jockey.

Located in South Australia and with the Program commencing in 2020, student athletes are trained under the close guidance of experts leading an elite team of trainers including physical conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists, elite mind professionals 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 thoroughbred racing. Practical elements of the course are coordinated with inspirational curriculum in elite mind preparation, sport science theory, sport technology , horse training and the business of horse racing.

To maximise your learning outcomes, your Program is tailored to you. Your programme is aligned to achieving your goals, whether that be riding opportunities in Australia or overseas. You will also learn how to construct equine programs for high performance outcomes.

Tertiary Programs

SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development

Thoroughbred Racing

This Program is completely customised for the aspiring professional jockey. Curriculum comprises technical, tactical, physical and psychological elements of thoroughbred racing. Race simulation and on track training is the basis for skill development for student athletes of the Program, including mastering racing fundamentals and use of technologies. These are coordinated with sport science, the business of professional racing and career preparation skills.

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 SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Thoroughbred Racing) program is suitable for talented riders. This Program commences in 2020.

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 **

Business of Professional Sport (T/Bred Racing)

Communication Mastery **

Subject(s) – Semester 2

Athlete Development 3 & 4 (Technical)

Athlete Development 5 (Tactical)

Exercise and Sport Science 3 & 4 (Horse & Rider)

Psychology of Peak Performance **

Sport Technology (Professional Sport)

Coaching Principles of Professional Sport **

Program Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Program Location: To Be Announced

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.

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

Annie Wilson – ACS High Performance Staff
Masters in Physiotherapy
Bachelor Applied Science Physiotherapy

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

Thoroughbred racing 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 (and horses) to enhance performance, but also to mitigate the likelihood of injury and illness.

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Professional Jockey) 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 thoroughbred racing and analysis, athlete development programming (jockey and horse) and an introduction to the relevant exercise and sport science theory and the business of horse racing.

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 racing, coaching, physical programming, equine business and athlete support services in professional racing environments.

For interest graduates of this qualification, you also 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.

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 *Number of Available Places: up to 35 places only.

Admission:

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. Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

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Financial Information:

Program tuition and incidental fees are paid upfront and deferred. $350 up-front payment, prior to commencement. $3,990 x 6 fully deferred via the Federal Government HELP Scheme. (HELP – must hold Australian Citizenship).

*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 equine industry, tax deductable benefits may apply to you.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my program prepare me for creating industry opportunities?

Thoroughbred racing 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 (and horses) to enhance performance, but also to mitigate the likelihood of injury and illness.

The SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Professional Jockey) 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 thoroughbred racing and analysis, athlete development programming (jockey and horse) and an introduction to the relevant exercise and sport science theory and the business of horse racing.

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 racing, coaching, physical programming, equine business and athlete support services in professional racing environments.

For interest graduates of this qualification, you also 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.

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 *Number of Available Places: up to 35 places only.

Admission:

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. Special circumstances for admission may apply to applicants who have not completed Year 12. Please contact admin@collegeofsport.edu.au

APPLY NOW

Financial Information:

Program tuition and incidental fees are paid upfront and deferred. $350 up-front payment, prior to commencement. $3,990 x 6 fully deferred via the Federal Government HELP Scheme. (HELP – must hold Australian Citizenship).

*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 equine industry, tax deductable benefits may apply to you.

At ACS, we teach you to trust in your training

Annie Wilson – ACS High Performance Staff
Masters in Physiotherapy
Bachelor Applied Science Physiotherapy

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