Qualification details

SIS50610 - Diploma of Sport Development (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS50612 - Diploma of Sport Development• New unit SISXWHS402 Implement and monitor work health and safety policies has been added to the core, and the unit SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies has been deleted. • The following units have been re-coded in the core due to renaming of Coaching General Principles (CGP) to Sport Coaching (SCO): ◦ SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information ◦ SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes ◦ SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology • New and updated units added to General electives. 05/Mar/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRS50506 - Diploma of Sport (Development) 06/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Jun/2011

Units of competency

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SISSCGP309A - Develop nutritional strategiesDevelop nutritional strategiesSupersededN/A
SISOEQO408A - Determine nutritional requirements for horsesDetermine nutritional requirements for horsesSupersededN/A
SISXCAI306A - Facilitate groupsFacilitate groupsSupersededN/A
SISSAFL407A - Teach the intermediate tactics of Australian FootballTeach the intermediate tactics of Australian FootballDeletedN/A
RTE3144A - Prevent and treat equine injury and diseasePrevent and treat equine injury and diseaseSupersededN/A
FNSACCT503B - Manage budgets and forecastsManage budgets and forecastsSupersededN/A
SISXRES403A - Use resources efficientlyUse resources efficientlyDeletedN/A
SISXRSK502A - Manage organisational risksManage organisational risksDeletedN/A
BSBADM502B - Manage meetingsManage meetingsSupersededN/A
SISSCGP412A - Implement recovery programsImplement recovery programsDeletedN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452300 Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-29 Sports Development Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sport Support Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sports Event Manager,Team Manager,Sports Development Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452300 Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-29 Sports Development Officer 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career in sport development. Occupational outcomes for this qualification can vary from managing competitions, sports venues and facilities and identifying and developing athletes. Work at this level would be undertaken with a high degree of autonomy.

Job roles 

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

  • competition manager
  • program developer
  • talent development manager

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the sport industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


Communicating with stakeholder groups to identify specific needs; liaising with volunteers, program and competition staff; preparing accurate records or reports on competitions or program outcomes; clarifying instructions to participants and other staff in clinics, competitions or talent development programs; effectively using body language and demonstration to reinforce technique instruction to athletes.


Providing leadership to a group of volunteers; monitoring performance and providing assistance where necessary; providing guidance to officials, facility and sport personnel to achieve agreed goals; promoting compliance with legal obligations; recognising factors that may cause interpersonal relationship problems and assisting appropriately to avoid or overcome the identified problems; acknowledging accountability to sport management and other sport or facility stakeholders.


Managing organisational risks; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with stakeholders in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; dealing with equipment breakdowns, lack of officials, weather issues or facility unavailability; planning, strategy and resource allocation to design and deliver sport development or talent identification programs and competitions.

Initiative and enterprise

Responding to change and demonstrating leadership in change management; identifying clear priorities for action; actively engaging with sport stakeholders to build relationships; seeking and acting on feedback from colleagues and clients to improve service delivery; monitoring activities and programs for emerging risks.

Planning and organising

Collecting, recording and analysing information to provide efficient planning for sport development programs and competitions; managing multiple tasks and resources simultaneously to coordinate staff and volunteer work activities to meet deadlines; setting of priorities for preparing fixtures and scheduling competitions; leading processes which contribute to the establishment of key directions for the organisation; implementing selection policies; developing and monitoring occupational health and safety policies.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role within sports development and operating autonomously within limits of authority; critically reviewing own strengths and weaknesses; assessing feedback on own performance and determining strategies for improvement; building sport networks to regularly update knowledge and skills.


Identifying and accessing sources of research on sport development; contributing to a learning environment through openly sharing knowledge and experiences; identifying and accessing internal and external professional development opportunities; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in sport development and competition management.


Understanding and utilising the operating capability of computer systems and software for sport programming and competition management; assessing new technologies for suitability for own situation; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.

Packaging Rules

20 units must be completed:

  • 11 core units
  • 9 elective units, which may be selected from the units listed or from SIS10; up to 4 of these units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package at AQF level 4 or 5.

In all cases selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the candidate's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core  (11 )


Manage meetings


Use advanced features of computer applications


Determine needs of client populations


Promote compliance with laws and legal principles


Manage projects


Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies


Manage organisational risk


Provide drugs in sport information


Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology


Develop nutritional strategies


Facilitate groups

Electives  (9 )



Teach the intermediate skills of Australian Football


Teach the intermediate tactics of Australian Football

Coaching General Principles 


Implement selection policies


Implement recovery programs

Competitive Canoeing 


Teach the advanced skills and tactics of slalom canoeing

Sports Administration 


Coordinate team or group management


Coordinate team or group administration


Develop volunteer management policies


Conduct individualised long term training programs


Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance


Manage stock supply and purchase


Use resources sufficiently

Outdoor Recreation  - Equestrian 


Determine nutritional requirements for horses


Manage stable maintenance



Manage budgets and financial plans


Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities


Establish and adjust the marketing mix


Implement and monitor marketing activities


Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


Prepare income tax returns


Manage budgets and forecasts


Prepare financial reports for a reporting entity


Establish and maintain accounting information systems


Implement and maintain internal control procedures


Prevent and treat equine injury and disease


Obtain and manage sponsorship