Undergraduate Certificate in Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education

If you’re passionate about sport, recreation and the outdoors, this certificate is a great way to start your career doing something you love.
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)

This certificate is designed for people looking to explore career opportunities in community sport, recreation and outdoor education or for those who didn’t meet the entry requirements to begin a teaching degree and would like to specialise in outdoor education, health and physical education. This course would also suit those currently working in Sport, Physical or Outdoor Education looking to upgrade or maintain skills.

Opportunities are quite varied depending on the area of interest.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

EDBED1016, 15 credit points
EDHPE1001, 15 credit points
OEEDU1004, 15 credit points
Approximately 12 hours per week
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Completed VCE or Senior VCAL

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Completed a Certificate III or Work and Life Experience

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700811401 (On-line Learning)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: SO3

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$1,975 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2021

This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full time study.

The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

After successful completion of this certificate you may pathway to our Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education* degree with six months credit and be on your way towards a rewarding career in the sport and outdoor industry or teaching.

Upon completion of your first year of the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education, if you have maintained a good academic standard throughout the year, you may be eligible to apply for a transfer onto the second year of a Federation University teaching degree.

This means you may still qualify as a VIT registered teacher within four years of study. *Subject to demonstrated completion of entry requirements

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Sam Fenton