HSE321 - Sport Coaching and Development Practicum


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): David Broadbent



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus
5 x 1 hour on-campus seminar in weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7
Off-site: A minimum of 60 hours of practical (placement) experience with an organisation of your choosing, to undertake coaching and/or sport development related activities. As part of the placement experience, an additional 60 hours will be dedicated to a 'personal project' that will be developed with the host practicum supervisor.
  • If you are undertaking more than one unit which has a placement component, please note that the placement organisations have to be different for different placement units. For example. if you are undertaking HSE321 and HSE312 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum, you will need to find two different organisations to undertake the two placements.
  • Students are required to find a coaching/sport administration placement position for themselves.

    The student is required to research the type of coaching/sport administration placement opportunities they are interested in and contact the organisation/s themselves to seek the availability of a placement position with them. 

Note for all students enrolling into this unit:

You must complete your placement hours within your trimester of enrolment of the placement unit, unless otherwise stated directly by the Unit Chair. If you are not able to complete the placement by the end your trimester of enrolment in the placement unit, please email the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Professional Placement Office at ens-placements@deakin.edu.au as soon as possible.

Note for International Students Only:

If you are not able to complete your placement by your visa expiry date, please note that you will be liable for any costs involved with extending your stay in Australia, for example: visa extension application cost and extra living expenses.’

This unit has mandatory on campus attendance requirements, therefore students must be in Australia when enrolled in this unit.


Over five seminars, students will explore topics pertinent to their practicum placements and career planning. These seminars will ensure support is throughout students' practicum experience and cover essential aspects such as resume development, job application preparation, and creating an online profile.

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