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Kick a goal in your new Sport Development career

TAFE Queensland has partnered with former professional soccer player Keith Garland to deliver this practical and hands-on course. Keith ended his international playing career with seven A-international caps to his credit and has coached multiple premier league teams to successful grand finals. In this course you will apply skills in exercise and sports science, physical conditioning, talent identification, performance preparation and recovery methods, tactical aspects of winning games, conditioning principles, and sports injury rehabilitation studies through a soccer (football) experience. You’ll also learn the specifics of soccer and will actively participate in the sport. Additionally you’ll learn about nutrition for athletes, the principles of sports psychology, and how to develop and instruct strength and conditioning programs. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport

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Natalie Karlsson


I've always been interested in fitness training and travelling. I spoke to a former TAFE Queensland student who loved her time here and I thought, ‘it’s the place to be!’ The campus is in a really good location. If you have a long break you can go down to the beach and have a surf and a swim. I love the people and the culture here. It’s paradise and it feels like home.

Natalie Karlsson
TAFE Queensland East Coast

Study Sports and Fitness at TAFE

Make a healthy career choice

Help people lead happier and healthier lives as a specialised exercise trainer. Learn advanced skills and knowledge in physiology and anatomy; injury prevention and management; and corrective, strength, and conditioning programs.

Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

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Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

092078E Southport Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017

Entry requirements

• English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - Click here for a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
• Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.  Click here for more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection- Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.


Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Students are required to have the appropriate equipment to complete this program (not included in the program cost). This includes:

  • Soccer boots
  • Shin pads
  • Mouthguard (optional)


This course is delivered face-to-face for one year at Southport and at fitness and recreation venues throughout the Gold Coast on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-4.00pm. The first class will be held on Level 1 (Ground Floor), Room 107.


Students will undertake 40 hours of vocational placement as part of their course.

During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes,


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 20 units:
Core Competencies: 11
Elective Competencies: 9

Core and Elective Units
BSBADM502B Manage meetings Core
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities Core
ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications Core
SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information Core
SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes Core
SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology Core
SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups Core
SISXCCS403A Determine needs of client populations Core
SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles Core
SISXIND406A Manage projects Core
SISXRSK502A Manage organisational risks Core
SISXWHS402 Implement and monitor work health and safety policies Core
BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance Elective
SISFFIT031 Implement injury prevention strategies Elective
SISSSCO303 Plan and deliver coaching programs Elective
SISSSCO304 Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs Elective
SISSSCO513 Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs Elective
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Southport, Gold Coast $15,000 1 Year


SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development (Soccer Stream)

Job prospects

  • Sports Coach
  • Development Officer/Manager of a sport, Recreation and/or fitness centre.
  • Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials
  • Project or Program Administrator

Natalie Karlsson


I've always been interested in fitness training and travelling. I spoke to a former TAFE Queensland student who loved her time here and I thought, ‘it’s the place to be!’ The campus is in a really good location. If you have a long break you can go down to the beach and have a surf and a swim. I love the people and the culture here. It’s paradise and it feels like home.

Natalie Karlsson
TAFE Queensland East Coast

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.


If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accomodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 17 March 2017

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