Diploma of Sport



The Diploma of Sport (SIS50321) is an online course delivered through Richmond Football Club’s partnership with Swinburne University of Technology. This unique program is aimed at developing the next generation of leaders within the sports industry. 

This course covers the skills and knowledge needed to pursue roles in the sports business sector, or for further study; Learn negotiation and risk management, legal and ethical responsibility, team leadership, managing media relationships, use of technology in sport and recreation, strategy and resource allocation, and how to communicate with stakeholders, volunteers and athletes.

Regardless of your desired path into the sports industry, we’ll help you get there!

In partnership with Swinburne and the Richmond Football Club you will:


Diploma of Sport (SIS50321)


Online Delivery - February and July Intakes


1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
Approximately 2-3 hours per week


To see the units of study,

To see the breakdown of core and elective units for this course,

Course Information

Job Ready
The teaching staff work relentlessly with students to ensure they are job ready. The Career & Pathways team and variety of special guests, including Career Ahead support students to write resumes, prepare for interviews and increase confidence when applying for jobs. Assistance is provided to help students build their individual professional profile and stand out from the crowd.

Personal Development
All students are inspired to thrive and unleash their full potential. Personal development is heavily focused on throughout the course. This allows students to better understand themselves whilst improving their mental fitness, resilience, and connection to others. To see student testimonials, click here.

Certificate & Qualifications
On successful completion of the course, students may be eligible to apply for a Mental Health First Aid Certificate.

Ambassadors & Guest Speakers
Guest speakers, industry experts and formal ambassadors are regularly used as part of the program to provide their insights and experience about the industry. To see our ambassadors, click here.

Student Success Team
The Student Success team supports individual student engagement and wellbeing throughout the course. Students are provided access to Swinburne’s many services, including their professional health and medical services. Students are also allocated a Student Success Mentor who provides support and care whilst helping students thrive and achieve success.

Richmond Football Club
Optional Practical Experiences will involve student immersion within the Richmond Football Club, including match day experiences, guest speaker talks and viewing of club operations, amongst other valuable industry insights.

Further Study
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

Swinburne offers a range of undergraduate courses in Business and Exercise & Sport Science. Students who successfully complete the dual diploma may be eligible to progress into a related course or degree at Swinburne. Further information regarding pathways can be found by visiting the Swinburne website.

Career & Employment Opportunities
Occupational outcomes for this qualification can vary from managing competitions, sports venues and facilities and identifying and developing athletes. To see the pathways that students have taken, click here.

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

  • Competition manager
  • Program developer
  • Talent development manager
  • Sport development manager
  • Leisure and recreational facility coordinator
  • Leisure and recreational facility program development
  • Sports Media Officer
  • Sport and recreation community development officer
  • Sport and recreation administration
  • Sport and recreation event management
  • Sport and recreation consumer business officer
  • Outdoor Recreation Worker
  • Project Manager
Year 12 completion or equivalent

Refer to the course fees and requirements on Swinburne’s website here

Step 1: Register now.

Step 2: Richmond Institute staff will conduct phone Interview and reference checks.

Step 3: Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer from the Richmond Institute and will be guided through the Swinburne application.

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