External training

Short courses 

Short courses are a great way to develop skills that you already have and building upon them.

It also allows you to gain an insight into what a career in the sport industry may involve before committing to a long term course. By doing certain short term course it may also allow for recognition for prior learning when doing a long term course provided it is relevant to the course you are doing and it meets the requirements of the institute (contact your institute for further information).

Training WA

Training WA provides an extensive list of metropolitan and regional colleges whom offer short courses. The four colleges based in the metropolitan area are:

Formal qualifications

Formal qualifications can include a range of courses including certificates from a Tafe institute to a tertiary institute.

There are five universities in Perth that offer a variety of courses that can lead into careers in the sport and recreation industry.

Edith Cowan University

Time of course is based on full time study. All courses are three years unless otherwise specified.

  • Bachelor of Business: Event Management
  • Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management
  • Associate Degree of Sport, Recreation and Event Management
  • Bachelor of Business: Sport Management
  • Bachelor of health Science: Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Science: Sports Science & Football
  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise & Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science & Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Exercise & Health Sciences: Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education (Secondary): Health and Physical Education

Source: Edith Cowan University (April, 2014). Futures, 2015 Undergraduate Course Guide. Retrieved from Undergraduate prospectus.

University of Western Australia

Time of course is based on full time study. All Courses are three years unless otherwise specified.

  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise and Health

Murdoch University

Time of course is based on full time study. All courses are three years unless otherwise specified.

  • Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science: Health and Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science: Sport and Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science: Movement in Science

Curtin University

Time of course is based on full time study. All courses are three years unless otherwise specified.

  • Bachelor of Science: Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science

The University of Notre Dame

Time of course is based on full time study. All courses are three years unless otherwise specified.

  • Bachelor of Commerce: Sport and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
  • Bachelor of Preventive Health
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (5 Years)

Source: The University of Notre Dame Australia (2014). Notre Dame Course Guide 2015, Undergraduate, Fremantle. Retrieved from Undergraduate Course guide: Fremantle 2015

Western Australian Certificate of Education pathways

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is completed through year 11 and 12.

Traditionally it is completed at a high school, but with new and innovative options available through private organisations and also Tafe institutes it has created a diverse range of course options plus with Sport and Recreation specific courses now available.

If you complete a minimum of set level units in year eleven and twelve and sit final exams you may be eligible for entrance into a university course. This will allow for an opportunity for formal qualification and further your career opportunities in the future.

If you’re not sure what is available for you at your current school, find out from a teacher or a career advisor. 

A different provider is SEDA; they provide a program that is designed around sport while still completing a WACE certificate.

SEDA

The SEDA program is throughout Australia. It works with year 11 and 12 students through sports programs. In Western Australia they currently have four sports programs, these include:

At completion of the program the students complete VET qualifications and their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

You as a student would participate in your chosen sport development program over the two years and undertake normal high school units of Numeracy, literacy and physical education but you also undertake industry placement in your chosen sport development program where you’re not only exposed to office tasks but the event industry and game day events.

You are also exposed to sports coaching and coaching special interest groups which allows for the development of skills acquisition such as leadership. 

More information on SEDA.

More information

Aaron Morse
Project Officer – Organisation Development
Telephone 08 9492 9758
Email Aaron Morse

Philip Gregson

Coordinator Talent Development — Sport and Recreation
Telephone 08 9492 9722
Email Philip Gregson