Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance)

International College of Management, Sydney

* Includes industry training.


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If you’re passionate about your training and want to gain a qualification in the sports industry, the Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) is a perfect fusion of high performance training coupled with sports business principles. This innovative program will give you an opportunity to turn your love of the game into a comprehensive understanding  of the professional global sports industry. It offers a unique opportunity for students who are looking to stay in their sport while starting their higher education.

The Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) offers you a stand-alone qualification through the International Sport College Australia (ISCA) or, should you wish to further your studies, you could choose to use your diploma qualification as a pathway into a bachelor program at ICMS, with completed specialisations and subjects counting towards your degree. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) you will receive advanced standing for subjects in an ICMS bachelor degree.

All Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) students are an integrated part of the greater ICMS student community. Lectures and practicals are held at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation in Narrabeen, NSW or alternatively in the City Campus with practicals within the University of Sydney.

The ISCA team of experienced and professional coaches, lecturers and mentors are primed to take your athletic and academic development to new heights, utilising the latest sport science methods, guest speakers and innovative case studies from the global sports  industry. The course curriculum has been constructed by sports experts to meet the requirements of the modern sports industry.

Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) offers invaluable industry placement opportunities to students to give them real-life experiences at leading sports organisations. This allows students to develop a greater understanding of what working in the sports industry and means that after your diploma you’ll have work experience on your CV, a network of contacts and a significant advantage over other job seekers.

Diploma of Sports Management (High Performance) is a perfect fusion of high performance training coupled with sports business principles to create next-generation learning.

Areas of study: Students choose from a combination of business, sports management and high performance subjects with the option to undertake an elective in sports management in trimester three.

Career opportunities: Sports media, player management, sponsorship and marketing, sports administration, operations management, sports facilities management.

Practical experience: Minimum 100 hours of industry training.

Fees and charges: Visit the ISCA website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Recommended studies: Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D.

Other applicants

Refer to the ICMS general admission criteria.

Student profile

Further information

View full details of this course on the ISCA website.

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ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria