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Undergraduate

Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
116311
591070
Online (CSP)
116311
591070
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
089408G
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YESS01

Award
Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Sports and Recreation
Health and Medicine

The Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science will give you the experience and qualification to fast-track your career in the fitness and sports industry. This course will enhance your experience, knowledge and skills to secure a position in the sporting industry.

This flexible course allows you to study when it suits you with both on-campus or online study options available.

On completion of the course you may also continue with further studies to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, gaining credit for units already completed.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in the Australian health and fitness, sports industry, or you may continue to further studies into our Bachelor and Exercise and Sports Science course. Those already working in sports coaching, including those with a desire to work within sport, will enhance their career opportunities in the sector by completing this course.

Credit transfers & pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

  • There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

Course structure

The course consists of core and specialist elective units. The course can be completed part-time or full-time and is nested with the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. The course can be completed online and/or face to face, with opportunities to participate within your local networks or communities throughout your study, specifically coaching environments.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core
(7 units)

70cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 70 credit points as per list of units detailed below:

HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209)
SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness
SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan
SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261)
 

Specialist Elective
(1 unit)

10cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from the units listed below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SWK102 Communication Skills

 

80cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness CO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction CO SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SPE261 Functional Anatomy CO
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery CO Specialist Elective 1* SE

*Specialist elective unit SPE130 is only offered in SP-2.

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (external only) CO
    SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness CO
    SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan CO
    SPE261 Functional Anatomy CO
Year 2
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO    
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction CO    
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery CO    
Specialist Elective 1* SE    

*Specialist elective unit SPE130 is only offered in SP-2.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

 

MyNextCourse

Applications via MyNextCourse are only for previous domestic CDU or BIITE* students who have graduated from one of the following:

  • a completed CDU or BIITE enabling program - ZTEP01, PTS or TEP2 (excluding TEP1)
  • a completed CDU Certificate IV or Diploma
  • a completed undergraduate course.

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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