Bachelor of Sport Development

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Sport Development
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$25,000 AUD
CRICOS course code058665B
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

VTAC Codes1400514423 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code M320
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Sport Development focuses on the development of  sport (i.e. sports systems and planning for participation), and development through sport (building social capital and cohesion in communities through sport). The course draws on three streams of study: sport management and marketing; coaching; and exercise and sport science.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Sport Development requires the completion of 24 credit points comprising 10 credit points of Business and Law units, 10 credit points of Faculty of Health units and 4 credit points of elective units.

Students must also complete the 0 credit core point units MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies and HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety.

Course structure

Year 1

Trimester 1

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

HBS107Understanding Health

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching

MMM240Organisational Behaviour

MMS100Sport Organisation

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety *

*MCA010 Communication for Academic Skills and HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety are 0 credit point stand alone units to be completed by all students.

Trimester 2

HBS109Human Structure and Function

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MMS201Sport in Society

Plus one HBS/HSE elective

Year 2

Trimester 1

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE205Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMK393Integrated Marketing Communications in the Digital Age

Trimester 2

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

MWL101Personal Insight

MMS308Sport Marketing

Plus one Business and Law elective

Year 3

Trimester 1

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

HSE305Issues in Sport Coaching

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

Plus one HBS/HSE elective

Trimester 2

HSE302Exercise Programming

HSE321Sport Coaching and Development Practicum

MMS314Planning for Sport Policy and Development

Plus one Business and Law elective

Recommended HBS/HPS and HSE electives -

HBS108Health Information and Data

HBS110Health Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HSE106Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice


HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

Other general elective units

SHD201Creating Sustainable Futures

SHD301Creating Sustainable Futures


The Business Scholars Program (BSP) is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Please refer to the following link for further information:

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate core knowledge of the distinction between the development of and through sport by analysis and application of theory in sport development, coaching, and allied disciplines in order to provide effective management in the development and delivery of sport.
Communication Develop written, oral and visual communication skills around complex concepts for diverse stakeholders with interests in sport development and coaching including organisations in government and corporate sectors, and those involved in delivery of sport at community through to elite settings.
Digital literacy Select and use a range of digital technologies in appropriate ways to manage and disseminate relevant information to stakeholders engaged in sport development and coaching.
Critical thinking Demonstrate the ability to exercise reasoned judgement and reflection in relation to managing sport development and coaching.
Problem solving Identify and address issues, formulate solutions related to the development and design of sport policy, systems, pathways and practices to implement efficient strategic and operational outcomes for enhancing the development of and through sport.
Self-management Demonstrate skills to work independently and take responsibility for continuing professional development.
Teamwork Constructively engage in teams to contribute to collaborative outcomes and be able to take on roles towards demonstration of sound management of sport development and coaching.
Global citizenship Engage as a professional in the sport industry with the skills that are applicable to a variety of contexts (sport science, coaching, sport management) and issues (global, social, ethical, cultural) in the development of and through sport.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact