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Graduate Certificate in  Sports Coaching

Program code: 5444

Location

External

Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching will deepen your understanding of the foundations of quality coaching practice and develop your skills in shaping athletic performance.

  • This 8-unit program is designed for coaches who are accredited through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. Depending on your experience, you may also need a degree – see Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Broaden your understanding of coaching and the coaching environment. You will reflect on your own coaching experience and develop your awareness of what coaching is, how coaching can shape athletic performance, and more.
  • Tailor your courses to suit your interests or goals. You can choose from a wide range of electives, from sport sciences and athletic performance to sport psychology and advanced coaching practices.
  • Benefit from a program shaped by elite coaches, expert academics, and world leading researchers. This unique and engaging program offers the latest and most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

As a graduate of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching you'll be prepared to move into more advanced coaching roles with athletes and sporting teams.

  • Fast Facts

    Research and teaching excellence

    UQ has been educating students of human movement since 1941 and is one of Australia's leading centres for teaching and research. In the 2015 ERA Outcomes, our School’s research performance in the field of human movement science received the highest possible ranking.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    Coursework for this program is delivered on an external basis, through online study modules and interactive discussion forums. This gives you the flexibility to complete your program from anywhere in the world, and fit study alongside other professional commitments.

  • Why study

    Australia's longest-running coaching programs

    UQ's Sports Coaching Programs have been offered since the early 2000s, and are now the most recognisable coaching programs in the country and one of the leaders globally. Many of our graduates have gone on to work with professional and Olympic sports domestically and internationally.

  • Fast Facts

    Renowned reputation

    Human Movement and Sport Sciences at UQ ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the this program are well placed to move into higher level coaching roles with athletes and sporting teams, typically working in roles such as:

  • assistant coach
  • head coach
  • sports development coordinator
  • coach educator.

Other graduates choose to continue their studies and enrol in the Master of Sports Coaching program, which offers a more advanced study plan and graduate opportunities in high-performance coaching.

Summary

  • Program code
    5444
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

A bachelor degree or approved post-secondary study in a different discipline and relevant work experience in coaching; OR extensive work experience in coaching as per program rules.

Please note, duration of program is dependent on course availability.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Home Affairs, or contact UQ International for more information.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,368
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching is 5444. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Additional application information

All of the Sports Coaching courses are offered in externally and requires internet access.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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