SPRT 3012 Sport Development Internship

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401244

Coordinator Hazel Maxwell Opens in new window

Description The Sport Development Internship provides students with the opportunity to experience the practice of sport development in the workplace through a supervised placement in the sport and active recreation industry. Internships will allow students to relate their acquired academic knowledge and to apply their skills to real-world applications in an industry setting. Students will have the opportunity to observe, develop and practice skills in negotiation, problem identification, program planning, implementation and evaluation in a range of settings. The work completed during the Sport Development Internship also lays the foundations for the Sport Development Applied Project to follow.Students will complete a minimum of 100 hours of placement/internship as part of this unit.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Sport And Recreation

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Incompatible Subjects SPRT 3014 Sport Management Applied Project BUSM 3066 Sport Management Internship


Students must be enrolled in 4741 Bachelor of Sport Development. Students must complete 160 Credit Points of core subjects and electives in 4741.

Assumed Knowledge

A developed level of knowledge in Sport Development.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate academic theory with real world applications in a professional setting.
  2. Evaluate the structures and processes employed in the planning, implementation and evaluation of sports development projects at the organisation.
  3. Identify and prioritize organisational areas for development and formulate specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals that support the development of sport at the organisation.
  4. Apply acquired academic knowledge and skills to the development of strategies to achieve set goals.
  5. Work professionally and effectively in a team environment to achieve set goals.

Subject Content

1. Work Placement: ~ 100 hours of supervised industry experience
2. During their placements students will integrate the acquired academic theory in sport development with real world applications at their hosting organizations.
3. Working with their hosting organisations, students will also lay the foundation for the Sport Development Applied project to follow.

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Students must have submitted a Working with Children Check Student Declaration.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Reflection 2000 words 50 N Individual
Professional Placement Performance 100 hours of placement S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


Subject Contact Hazel Maxwell Opens in new window

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