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The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

The Diploma of Sport Management is being discontinued. The last intake for the Diploma of Sport Management is January 2020. Please refer to the Diploma of Business.

Take the next step in your sporting career by studying in Australia with the Diploma of Sport Management from Bond University. Prepare for a career in the global sports industry by studying a range of sport focused and sport related subjects including, marketing, sports media, management & sports PR.

Study your Diploma of Sport Management alongside Bond University students

Bond University Diploma students are integrated into the Bond community becoming a Bondy from day one! As a Bond student you will have access to all of Bond university’s state of the art facilities. You will learn with university students but also have the support of extra tutorials just for Diploma students. Complete your diploma in only eight months and articulate into the third semester of a Bond University degree. Transition into a university degree seamlessly having already been part of the bond community.

Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.

Diploma ProgramBachelor ProgramNumber of Credits
Diploma of Sport ManagementBachelor of Sport Management8
Diploma of Sport ManagementBachelor of Business8
Diploma of Sport ManagementBachelor of Communication8
Diploma of Sport ManagementBachelor of Communication (Business)8

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

About the program

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeDiploma
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Foundation Programs, Sport
Program codeCO-00007
CRICOS code098083D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Diploma of Sport Management is a two semester (full-time) program of 8 subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject.

Mandatory subjects

Students must complete the following mandatory subjects for the Diploma of Sport Management:

Elective subjects

Students must complete four of the following elective subjects for the Diploma of Sport Management:

*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program Structure and Sequence webpage.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $15,680

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

Domestic students

Completion of grade 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 20/ATAR 64.95-50.00) or on a case by case basis as approved by the General Manager of Bond University College. A range of criteria is also used, such as extracurricular involvement and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership and community involvement qualities. Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and Diploma Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 20

For alternate means of entry such as work experience or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test please contact the Office of Future Students.

International students

International academic entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • Pass in Bond University College EAP Level 2, or
  • IELTS 6 (no subscore less than 5.5)

Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

*Credit articulations for Diploma studies into bachelor programs may vary depending on the program. Students are advised to confirm credit arrangements prior to commencement of their Diploma program.

Bond University is a member of the Australian Sport Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University Agreement (EAFUA). Through this agreement, Bond is dedicated to supporting elite athletes in the balanced pursuit of their academic and sporting goals by introducing more flexible academic regulations and requirements for elite student athletes.

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What our academics say

Dr Lisa Gowthorp

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

“The Diploma of Sport Management provides students with a sample of sport subjects to give them an idea of the content and activities undertaken in the Bachelor of Sport Management Program. Most of the students who undertake the Diploma have a love of sport and want to work in the sport industry in some capacity. Throughout the program, students will gain an understanding of the types of careers available in the sport industry, and what roles they can undertake as a sport manager. Roles in sport management may include activities associated with sport events, sport and athlete development, sport participation, sport marketing and promotion, elite athlete and team management, or sport media to name a few. In class, we discuss issues associated with the global sport industry and examine ways to overcome the challenges sport managers face in today’s society. The majority of students who complete the Diploma have enjoyed it so much that they transition into the Bachelor program, where an exclusive internship caps off the degree. I would recommend the Diploma of Sport Management to any student wanting to gain an entry level university degree and also an understanding of the sport management environment.”

Dr Lisa Gowthorp

Assistant Professor, Sport Management

“The Diploma of Sport Management provides students with a sample of sport subjects to give them an idea of the content and activities undertaken in the Bachelor of Sport Management Program. Most of the students who undertake the Diploma have a love of sport and want to work in the sport industry in some capacity. Throughout the program, students will gain an understanding of the types of careers available in the sport industry, and what roles they can undertake as a sport manager. Roles in sport management may include activities associated with sport events, sport and athlete development, sport participation, sport marketing and promotion, elite athlete and team management, or sport media to name a few. In class, we discuss issues associated with the global sport industry and examine ways to overcome the challenges sport managers face in today’s society. The majority of students who complete the Diploma have enjoyed it so much that they transition into the Bachelor program, where an exclusive internship caps off the degree. I would recommend the Diploma of Sport Management to any student wanting to gain an entry level university degree and also an understanding of the sport management environment.”

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