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SPMT71-119: Sport Management Professional Preparation


The Sport Management Professional Preparation subject includes both practical and theoretical components. From a practical perspective, students will undertake a structured and supervised 100-hour vocational experience where they gain first-hand experience of working as a sport management professional. This experience affords students an opportunity to experience, analyse and evaluate professional environments, as well as to appraise their own strengths and weaknesses, and enhance their understanding of career opportunities. Students are required to develop specific placement objectives in consultation with the placement organisation and their academic supervisor. The theoretical component (weekly seminars) focuses students on skills essential for transferring and applying the information learned throughout their degree. This equips students with the tools to maximise their placement experience and achieve related outcomes, develop a flexible career strategy and ultimately, to communicate their own professional brand to potential employers. The rationale of this subject is to increase students' awareness of the requirements of professionals working in the sport management industry and expose students to the working environment of the types of organisations in which they may wish to seek future employment. Sport Management Professional Preparation is designed to link and complement the student's program of study by introducing them to the dynamics and workings of the sport management work environment.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890

Learning outcomes

1. Gain professional experience in the industry students may seek future employment
2. Develop a deeper understanding of the sport management work environment
3. Facilitate strategic career planning procedures and pathways
4. Develop professional and personal techniques to assist with gaining entry to the workplace (through seminars and workshops), and also to function successfully within the workplace once employed
5. Develop a sense of self-awareness essential for the employment search process
6. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses through self/group evaluations


Students must be enrolled in a Masters Degree OR Postgraduate Certificate OR Postgraduate Diploma and are required to have completed at least 40CP. Faculty Approval Required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018