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Leadership in Sport (11566.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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This unit is designed to foster an understanding of leadership within the sport industry and the role of sport diplomacy in supporting the development of economies and communities. Key areas of discussion will include the nexus of sport and politics, the role of sport diplomacy within the international arena; sport integrity and developing industry confidence; along with overall strategic organisational planning.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and contextualise the principles of leadership and culture;

2. Communicate the broad conceptual principles of sport diplomacy and how they are applied in supporting the development of economies and communities;

3. Assess and implement strategic planning principles to further develop sport within a club or state-based organisation; and

4. Critically evaluate sport integrity and explain its relevance in assuring community confidence, regulatory obligations and best practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop on campus per week.


Students must have passed at least 36 credit points.



Assumed Knowledge

Introductory knowledge of governance, policy, and integrity.

Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

9375 Strategic Sport Management

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