Credit points: 15

Subject outline

You will appraise and apply criteria of athlete talent identification from theoretical models and practical assessment. You will analyse and compare how athletes are identified in various sports through the key criteria of athlete development. You will be introduced to and discuss the theoretical frameworks and models used to identify talented athletes. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, you will use a variety of assessments for the purpose of identifying talented athletes and their development. You will be introduced to and appraise the potential outcomes of and the justifications for the use of talent identification and development (TID).

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlex Roberts

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. Review and analyse the frameworks/models used within talent identification and development
02. Critically review factors which can have an impact on the development of talented athletes
03. Review and assess potential outcomes and use of talent identification and game development with key stakeholders
04. Justify and implement multidisciplinary approaches to talent identification and development
05. Develop talent identification and development protocols based on evidence-based studies

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 10-25, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare MacMahon

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via blended.

PracticalWeek: 23 - 23
One 8.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical examination


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-minute case study presentation (equivalent to 500 words) Case study presentation of a Talent Identification and Development (TID) programN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1
20-minute Viva oral assessment on infographic (equivalent to 1000 words) Students will be required to present an infographic which gives a clear, concise visual representation or interpretation of a selected or assigned talent development model, framework or approachN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
TID protocol presentation (15 minutes per student equivalent to 750 words) Students work in groups of 4 with each student to plan and lead a 15-minute TID protocol - each student individually assessedN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
20-minute presentation of (TID) protocol (equivalent to 1000-word executive summary)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5