Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will enable you to apply theoretical knowledge and integrate a range of professional skills by undertaking an extended sports coaching placement. In preparation, you will be required to develop a job application for the sports coaching practicum. Alongside the practicum experience you will reflect on your performance, development and learning and apply these in your preparation to become more employable within the sports coaching workforce.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Grant

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Synthesise and apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in order to provide safe and effective coaching for a variety of participants.
02. Transmit specialist knowledge, skills and ideas clearly and coherently with peers and participants in a variety of settings.
03. Demonstrate autonomy and judgement to develop a range of employment-related skills to prepare for employment in the sports coaching industry.
04. Critically analyse and reflect on their own performance to identify professional strengths and weaknesses to develop a plan for improvement.
05. Evaluate and integrate organisational context knowledge of a professional sport environment to formulate a business idea or venture to achieve social and financial outcomes.
06. Use initiative and judgement to apply the values and ethics expected of professional coaches in accordance with the Australian Sports Commission's guidelines.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Grant

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 100.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Career Development Portfolio (equivalent to 1250 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
One Business Plan and Online Digital Presentation (equivalent to 1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
One Professional Case Study (equivalent to 1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Sports Coaching Practicum Log Book HurdleN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO6