Sports Coach


Course Overview

Study a course in Sport, Fitness or Coaching and obtain a qualification that will turn your love for exercise and healthy living into a rewarding profession. With a sport, fitness or coaching qualification you will have the skilled and practical experience to help others achieve their health and fitness and sporting goals.

With more than thirty percent of adults obese and another 30 percent classified as overweight, there’s never been a greater need for fitness coaches. The world needs people who can train and motivate others to lose weight, regain their cardiovascular vigor, and build strength.

Sport obsessed Australia is the perfect place to gain the skills you need to work with others and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Sport fitness and coaching courses are perfect for people who enjoy playing sports, staying fit, and participating in recreational activities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are more than 65,000 people employed in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. The industry plays a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of Australians, with demand for skilled fitness practitioners continuing to grow.


  • Certificate III in Sport & Recreation
  • Diploma of Sport Development
  • Diploma of Sport
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Diploma of Sport & Recreation Management

Typical Subjects

  • Principles of Coaching
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Science and Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Medicine and Injury Management
  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practice
  • Sports Leadership and Management
  • Athlete Development and Talent Identification
  • Sports Ethics and Professionalism
  • Technology in Sports Coaching
  • Coaching Special Populations

Enrolment Requirements

  • English Proficiency: IELTS 6.0
  • High School Certificate


  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Gold Coast
  • Melbourne
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Sydney

Career Outcomes

  • Sports Coach/Head Coach

  • Assistant Coach

  • Youth Sports Coach

  • High School Coach

  • College/University Coach

  • Professional Sports Coach

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Sports Development Officer

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