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  • Objectives
    The ICI sports management program designed in conjunction with industry leaders helps you learn the skills you need to succeed in sports management quickly and conveniently.
  • Entry requirements
    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
  • Academic Title
    Sports Management Course - Certificate | Diploma | Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Sport - What it’s All About

    Introduction to Sports Management
    Parameters and definitions
    The history of sport
    Trends in sports participation
    Pricing of sports participation
    Sports clubs
    Issues and trends facing sport

     The Context of Sporting

    The role and importance of sport in our society
    The benefits of sport
    The aims and objectives of sport
    Current issues
    Sport and society
    Sport and health

     The Voluntary Sector


    Voluntary organizations
    Sport is a voluntary concept
    Voluntary ethos
    Voluntary sports organizations
    Management of voluntary organizations
    The nature of voluntary organizations
    Organizational structures and personalities
    Governing bodies
    How to retain volunteers

    Sports Development


    The many roles of the sports development officer

     Leadership

    Transactional or transformational
    Leadership qualities in the sports situation

     Working Together

    Partnerships and liaisons
    Agencies involved in sport

     People

    Performance appraisal
    Managing people
    What makes a manager?
    Staff appraisal
    Staff motivation
    Delegation
    Communication
    Getting the right people
    Team building
    Team development
    Personnel management

     Organizational Management

    The role of the sports manager
    General management approaches
    Quality management
    Strategic management
    Measuring performance
    Planning
    Objectives
    Control
    Organizational change
    Decision making

     Management in Practice

    Management processes
    Financial management
    Legislation
    Health and safety at work
    Managing support services
    The management of sport as a public service

     Management Challenges

    Competition
    Financial control
    National standards
    Pressure for change
    Voluntary implications
    Philosophical challenges
    Investors in people

     Marketing

    Marketing ethics
    Marketing participation
    Marketing activities and implementation
    Public relations
    Fundraising
    Sports sponsorship

     Event management

    Events feasibility
    Event planning
    Event requirements
    Event evaluation

     Personal skills

    Time management
    Managing meetings
    Meetings in practice
    Personal management
          
         
    How Will You Benefit?     
          

          

        * Fast track your career in sports management
        * Learn the inside secrets of how to become a sports management pro in months not years!
        * Study a sports management course that was designed in conjunction with sports management industry leaders
        * Free up valuable time, don't waste time and money travelling to classes
        * Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
        * Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
        * Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

    Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!
          
        
     Career Prospects
          
        
    Start an exciting career in sports management! Graduates are qualified as sports managers and find employment in a broad range of positions with:

        * Event management firms
        * Player management firms
        * Recreation and leisure clubs
        * Sports marketing firms
        * Sponsorship management firms
        * Amateur sport organisations
        * Professional sport leagues
        * Sporting goods organisations

          Course Levels Explained / Prerequisites     
          
          This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate), intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the three levels below:

       1. Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.
           
       2. Diploma: qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
           
       3. Advanced Diploma: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

          
    Course Length
         

    The average time within which students complete studies is:

        * Certificate Level - 14 weeks,
        * Diploma Level - 24 weeks,
        * Advanced Diploma Level - 31 weeks.

    ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

        * Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
        * The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

          Study Mode : Distance Learning
          
          This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

    Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance, assessments takes place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

    Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

        * Government, business & industry employers 32%
        * High school leavers 20%
        * Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
        * Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
        * Military personal 11%
        * Stay at home mothers 8%

          Recognition & Accreditation     
          
          

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very "hands on" approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the "theory" behind the industry - they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

    Various government departments and business's have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

    The following is a partial list of companies and government departments which have enrolled or sponsored staff into ICI courses:

        * Department of Defence
        * State of Queensland
        * Department of Tourism, Regional Development & Industry
        * Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation
        * Revenue SA (State of South Australia)
        * Metcash Trading Ltd Australia (IGA)
        * Navman Technologies
        * Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane
        * Employment Directions Network / Department of Education & Training
        * Queensland Compensation
        * Calvin Klein
        * John Paul College
        * Darwin International Airport
        * Mitsubishi Corporation

        

        * Commonwealth Bank
        * HSBC
        * American Express
        * Clayton UTZ
        * Hennikers Solicitors
        * Villari Lawyers
        * UnitingCare
        * Aviva Australia Holdings,
        * Uniting Care Institute of Family Practice
        * Federal Workplace Authority
        * Centacare Employment Group
        * Mission Australia
        * MAX Employment
        * Gunnebo Australia (Security)
        * Brookfield Multiplex
        * Coca-Cola Amitil
        * Coles Myer Ltd

       
          
          Already in the Profession or Industry?
          
          This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better paid position.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.
          
          What Do I Get?     
          
          All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

        * All required study materials and course notes
        * Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
        * Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
        * UNESCO endorsed Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies and more!

    On successful completion of the course you will receive:

        * A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a sports manager
        * Transcripts indicating units completed
        * Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
        * Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipSptMgT
        * Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program

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