In partnership with TAFE Queensland, Football Queensland is pleased to announce the Football Queensland Diploma Program to be delivered in 2024. Building on the success of Football Queensland’s TAFE at School program, this post-school diploma is an ideal pathway for school-leavers, community coaches, administrators and volunteers who are looking to build a career in football.
The 12-month program gives students the opportunity to study in a practical, football centric learning environment, and gain valuable experience through work integrated learning facilitated by Football Queensland. This course is ideal for anyone who is passionate about football and looking to enter the sports industry.
Students will study a Diploma of Sport (SIS50321) covering a broad range of learnings from high performance training, coaching techniques, and managing people and sporting events. The program will introduce students to sports development as they discover how to design, deliver and manage a range of football activities, including training sessions, junior activations, tournaments and competitions.
Successful completion of the program will provide students with the qualifications to work as a coach or sport development manager across a diverse range of settings.
Based at Football Queensland’s headquarters at Meakin Park, students will have access to the inner sanctum of the game as well as quality learning spaces, football facilities, and the opportunity to regularly engage with guest presenters from Football Queensland and the sports industry.
Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci said the launch of the program would provide more opportunities for Queenslanders to forge a career in football.
“Following the success of the TAFE at Schools program, we’re delighted to deliver the Football Queensland Diploma Program from 2024 as part of our partnership with TAFE Queensland,” Cavallucci said.
“Football is already the state’s largest participation sport, and with our game only continuing to grow in the wake of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ there has never been a better time to begin working towards a career in football.”
Jesse O’Hara, TAFE Queensland’s Academy of Sport Manager, said that the demand for embedded sports industry programs is booming and reflects the shift Queensland is seeing as the new sporting capital of Australia.
“Students are craving real world learning with tangible career outcomes, a style of learning that suits us naturally at TAFE Queensland. With the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ happening on our doorstep and the constant growth in football participation across the state, the football industry has never been stronger in Queensland. We view this program as the ideal pathway for students looking to embark on their career with the football, and broader sports industry.”
TAFE Queensland’s diploma-to-degree pathways allows students to complete a diploma and bachelor degree in the time it usually takes to complete a degree alone. Completing this program will give students up to one year of credit towards a number of degrees at a selection of partnered universities.
Click here to learn more and make an enquiry about the TAFE Queensland Academy of Sports.