Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management

General

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Program Description

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Sport, recreation and events provide not only health, fitness and entertainment benefits to people worldwide, but they also comprise a multi-million dollar sector which generates employment for sport development managers, event managers, and more.

This course commences with an introduction to the sport, recreation and event sector and focuses on the key aspects of sport delivery systems, event management, leadership and programming, culture and professional identity development, sport and recreation facilities and services management, strategic and human resource management, marketing and communications, funding and finance, sports venue management, event operations management, legal aspects, and business research and planning. Students also undertake a range of professional industry practice opportunities and community-interactive project work in the relevant industries.

Students have the opportunity to further specialise their studies with a stronger industry focus in various fields, such as marketing, sports science, human resource management, public relations, or tourism and hospitality management.

Students graduate ready to enter the fast-paced and dynamic sport, recreation and events sector, having learnt the industry-focused theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 16 Core Units. This will be supported by an 8-unit supplementary programme, comprising a Major, or Minor plus Elective units, or two Minors, or 8 Elective units.

Year 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM1001 Introduction to Recreation 15
SPM1102 Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programmeming 15
SPM2112 Sport Delivery Systems 15
SBL1600 Business Identity and Protocols 15
TSM2202 Introduction to Event Management 15
SPM2111 Sports Organisation Management 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 2 30

Year 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPM2104 Managing Recreation Services and Facilities 15
SPM3655 Sport and Events Funding and Finance 15
SPM3113 Sport and Leisure Law 15
HOS2325 Managing the Service Experience 15
SPM2510 Marketing and Communications for Sport and Events 15
SPM3114 Sports Venues and Events 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 2 30

Year 3

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BUS3100 Business Research Practices 15
SPM3221 Sports Business Planning 15
TSM3501 Event Operations Management 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 4 60
Plus 1 unit from:
SBL3500 ^ Integrated Business Application 15
FBL3501 ^ Business Practicum 15

Note: FBL3501 is by application only.

**Internship Minor (MIBIOR) – Selected students (by application only) may enrol concurrently in FBL3400 Business Internship 1 and FBL3500 Business Internship 2 in their Year 3 (Semester 1) section of the course. Students who enrol in the Internship Minor (FBL3400/FBL3500 = 60 credit points) will complete an elective unit instead of SBL3500 or FBL3501.

^ Core Option

Majors you can study in this course

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sports Science

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  • Apply broad and coherent knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  • Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  • Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  • Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  • Reflect on feedback and critique one’s own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  • Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates exist within a range of professional, commercial, not-for-profit and government sport, recreation and event organisations at local, state, national and international levels. Within these types of organisations, your role may involve managing aspects of clubs, associations and federations, events, facilities, sport and entertainment venues, player and athlete development, programmes, activities and services, sales, communications and marketing or the hiring, training and supervising of staff.

Possible future job titles

Sport and Recreation Event Manager, Recreation Services Manager, Sports Association CEO, Sports Development Manager, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, Sports Corporate Affairs Manager, Sports Communications Manager, Sports Membership Manager, Sports Club Manager, Player Manager.

Last updated May 2020

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