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.
On-line Learning
Entry requirements
0.5 Year
July 2020

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.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

Year 1

Semester 1

EDHPE1002, 15 credit points

Elective (1)

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

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

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

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: XC09

Entry requirements (year 12)


There are no formal prerequisites.

Entry requirements (non year 12)


There are no formal prerequisites.

Fees are subject to change annually.

This course is part of the federal government’s COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package which provides access to significantly discounted fees as a Commonwealth Supported Place student.

Indicative CSP Fees: $1250 total fees (4 subjects)

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.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.


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

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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