Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Certificate 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.

Course outline

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching) Units of Study

Study plan


To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching), candidates are required to complete a total of 24 credit points,

* a minimum of 3 units of study (18 credit points) of core units; and

*a maximum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of elective units from the Sports Coaching Units of Study Table.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Even if you do not have an undergraduate degree but you have a Level 2 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) accreditation or the equivalent and a minimum of three years' coaching/sporting experience at an elite level you can apply for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching). Once you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate you are eligible to upgrade to the Master of Education (Sports Coaching).

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching) requires:

a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or

Level 2 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) accreditation or the equivalent and a minimum of three years' coaching/sporting experience at an elite level.


How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the University of Sydney and assessed by the Faculty. Applicants need to choose between (i) on-campus delivery, or (ii) on-line, distance delivery

International students

How to apply

International applicants may apply (i) directly to the University on-line, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Applicants need to choose between (i) on-campus delivery, or (ii) on-line, distance delivery

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching).

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Sports Coaching).

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.