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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching) has been designed for elite-level coaches and experienced elite athletes seeking to become coaches.

Candidates will build on their technical expertise by developing skills in communicating ideas clearly to athletes, organising training sessions for maximum impact, giving and receiving feedback, using technology as a coaching tool, planning training programs, and remaining up-to-date with coaching trends.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

 Applicants need to choose between: (i) on-campus delivery; or (ii) online delivery.

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

 Applicants need to choose between: (i) on-campus delivery; or (ii) online delivery.

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching) you are required to complete a total of 36 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 5 units of study (30 credit points) from this specialisation, comprising:
    • a minimum of 4 units (24 credit points) of core units; and
    • a minimum of 1 unit (6 credit points) of elective units; plus
  • a maximum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of postgraduate Education units from any specialisation within the Master of Education program

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of relevant postgraduate studies or a minimum of two yearscoaching/sporting experience at an elite level; or
  • Level 2 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme accreditation or equivalent and either the completion of relevant postgraduate studies or a minimum of four yearscoaching/sporting experience at an elite level.

Career Pathways

If you are an elite level coach or an experienced elite athlete looking for a competitive edge, this course has been designed with you in mind.  The Master of Education (Sports Coaching) has been designed for elite-level coaches and experienced elite athletes seeking to become coaches, you may wish to upgrade to the Master of Education within this specialisation.

Future study options

Continue onto the Master of Education (Sports Coaching).

Domestic students

International students

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