Course Length: 12 months
Start Dates: We have regular intakes throughout the year in February, June and September. You can register your interest online today.
You complete the Torrens University Australia qualification while attending the Australian Rules Academy.
This allows you to play and train while you complete your university qualifications.
The Diploma of Sport Development (Elite) is your springboard into the exciting world of the Sports Industry.
Designed to provide Simon Black Academy student-athletes with a broad foundation across:
The Diploma of Sport Development (Elite) allows individuals to progress into the workforce after year 1, or continue on to Bachelor of Business Sports Management with advanced standing.
This course is ideal for the individual who wishes to develop essential skills required for gaining employment, securing career progression, or progressing to further qualifications and training required to achieve their sporting career goals.
Possible careers include:
The Simon Black Academy provides you with the opportunity to gain your university qualification while immersing yourself in an elite academy environment.
The Academy is unique by offering student-athletes the opportunity to play and train in an elite footy environment while completing their university qualification through our education provider Torrens University Australia.
As an Academy athlete, you will gain the skills and knowledge to develop a career in the dynamic business of professional sport.
The year 1 Diploma of Sport Development (Elite) offering provides the base for developing your career in the sports industry.
Student-athletes can progress to second year Bachelor of Business Sports Management with advanced standing upon successful completion of the Diploma.
Full Time – On Campus at Simon Black Academy. Student athletes attend the Academy full time / 3 trimesters per year
Student-athletes study 4 days a week at the Simon Black Academy campus.
Some study is also required outside of Academy hours.
We have academies in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth – for further details visit our Locations page
There is no prior learning prerequisite for entry into the first year (Diploma of Sport Development Elite). Students must be aged 17 years or older. For those students under 18 years of age parental/guardian consent must be given.
Students may be asked to complete a study skills assessment for basic literacy and numeracy