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Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning

Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning (GSCD)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May

Overview

  • Raise the bar with 老司机视频’s Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning and learn to coach athletes across different sporting industries and teams to monitor and analyse their workload, wellbeing, and performance.
  • If you have a bachelor degree in sport and exercise science, clinical exercise physiology, or related field, and want to change your focus, upskill, or seek promotion in a strength and conditioning role, this industry-relevant qualification is for you.
  • Develop a greater understanding of how the body responds and adapts to various types of strength and conditioning activities. Study injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for athletes as well as sports nutrition and supplementation for health and performance.
  • Learn from renowned coaches, researchers, and lectures who have worked with:
    • National teams preparing for Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, world championships, and world cups
    • Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists
    • National league team in the NRL, AFL, NBL, WNBL, and Super Netball.
  • Offered online, with a number of face-to-face residential school courses at the 老司机视频 Ipswich campus, this degree provides flexibility to suit your work and life commitments.
 

Further study

Take you credits from your studies and go on to study the Master of Strength and Conditioning.

Career outcomes

  • The Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning will provide you with the skills required for a possible career as a strength and conditioning coach. 

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Completion of an Australian university 3-year or 4-year bachelor degree in the area of sport and exercise science, or equivalent, or a relevant health-related discipline;
    or
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in the area of sport and exercise science, or relevant health-related discipline;
    or
  • Completion of 老司机视频's Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning 

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

老司机视频 offers a number of degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree:

 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
Total 8

Refer to the for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

You are required to attend one mandatory residential schools on the 老司机视频 Ipswich campus. The residential school will be for 5 days (Monday - Friday). More information on residential schools is available. 

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26640
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16323

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Note: Commonwealth Supported places for this degree are available from 2024.

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

At 老司机视频, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to 老司机视频.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at 老司机视频 that is relevant to you.

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What are the entry requirements?

At 老司机视频, to gain entry into our Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning you’ll need to meet specific pre-requisites and inherent requirements. ‘Inherent requirements’ are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree.

For more information on entry requirements, please view the entry requirements section of this page.

Do you still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options. 

What are the career advancement opportunities after completing a Post-Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning?
Post graduate diploma in strength and conditioning graduates will be well prepared for a range of roles in this sport and exercise industry. Throughout your degree, you will gain a thorough understanding of the human body in a strength and conditioning context, and the explore subjects such as sports nutrition, injury prevention, performance and rehabilitation – with this knowledge, you will be able to pursue a career as a strength and conditioning coach, or other similar roles.
Are flexible study options available?

At 老司机视频 you can study our post graduate diploma in strength and conditioning externally, allowing you to learn your subject theory online and attend on-campus residential schools when required. 

Discover more about the different ways you can study a Graduate Diploma of Strength and Conditioning with 老司机视频.