Innovative online sport and recreation course launched

acting director-general Pam Christie and education minister Adrian Piccoli.

An innovative online course has been developed to fill the growing demand for skilled workers in sport and recreation facilities.

Australia's first online Diploma of Sport and Recreation Administration – which is being provided in partnership with Open Universities Australia – was launched today by education minister Adrian Piccoli and sport and recreation minister Graham Annesley at TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute's Sutherland College.

The course provides a flexible way to train staff to professionally operate fitness and aquatic centres and other sporting facilities, or manage sporting organisations.

It will also cater for sports people currently involved in elite training regimes.

"The TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute program means geographical limits no longer prevent students accessing this industry-relevant training," Mr Piccoli said.

Mr Annesley said it was vital that people who work in the sport and recreation industry are trained to the highest standards.

"Parts of this course, such as financial planning, marketing, human resources and project management, are just as important to a successful sport and recreation professional today as having physical skills or a passion for the game was in the past," Mr Annesley said.

Find out more information about the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Administration.

Photo: acting director-general of Education and Communities Pam Christie and education minister Adrian Piccoli at the launch.


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