Richmond Institute growing in 2021

Now entering its fifth year as a leader in sports industry education, Richmond Institute with Swinburne University of Technology is continually broadening the pathways and opportunities it offers current and prospective students.

In 2021, Richmond Institute will offer four courses with our education partner Swinburne University of Technology and introduce two new partnerships delivering First Aid and Mental Health First Aid with Life Saving Victoria and MHFA Australia.

The flagship course, a Diploma of Sport (Sport Development) / Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918) is delivered through Richmond Football Club’s partnership with Swinburne University of Technology and has expanded to almost 250 students across three campuses in Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, and Mildura. This course provides students with opportunities to succeed with a career in sport through a well- rounded and diversified program.

With the mantra “Regardless of your path into the sports industry, we’ll help you get there!” Richmond Institute is also providing opportunities to a wider range of students by partnering with Swinburne to offer Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance – Sport and Fitness (HLT43015), which focusses on providing students with independent work experience under the guidance of allied health professionals.

Similarly, the Certificate III in Community Services – Health and Leisure (CHC32015), another nationally recognised qualification in partnership Swinburne, provides real-world experiences for students. The School-Based Traineeship is kick-starting careers right across Victoria with campuses in Nillumbik, Cardinia, Albury/Wodonga and Mildura. It includes a minimum of seven weekly hours of part-time work at Richmond’s fully owned subsidiary business Aligned Leisure.

With a new course launching in 2021, the Swinburne / RISL Diploma of Sport (SIS50319) will be delivered online. This course covers the skills and knowledge needed to pursue roles in the sports business sector, or for further study.

A new partnership with Life Saving Victoria (LSV) this year has allowed Richmond Institute to deliver Provide First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courses to communities, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, and the broader aquatic industry.

Richmond Institute is further tapping into important community skills and training through its Mental Health First Aid training. Proudly partnered by Mental Health First Aid Australia, the one-day course helps to better equip communities, sporting clubs, and workplaces across the state to care for those with mental health concerns.

Along with the growing size, Richmond Institute with Swinburne University of Technology has remained a high performer among its statewide counterparts, holding an 83 percent completion rate across all regional and metro courses. This number sees completions sit a significant 40 percent above the state average (according to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research).

As many as 400 students are expected to graduate with a diploma or certificate from a Swinburne delivered course at the end of the year.

Past graduates have gone on to further study or to work in their chosen field, including 32 that have secured employment at the Richmond Football Club across various departments.

Richmond General Manager Aligned Leisure and Education, Shane Dunne, said Richmond Institute was developing the next generation of sports industry leaders.

“Richmond Institute is getting bigger which is exciting because it means more students are gaining the exposure and networking opportunities that can help them to succeed.”

“The sports industry is constantly evolving, and we are happy to be able offer a holistic insight into the different careers that are available to young people today.”

Richmond Institute has revamped its website to provide a better online experience for prospective and current students.

Be sure to look around at what the website, courses and partners have to offer!


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