Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Leaders within Australia’s rapidly-evolving sports industry have applauded a new degree program that aims to accelerate the professional development of middle and senior managers. Held in the Noble Trust Suite at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, the ACPE launch presented the groundbreaking Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration to a receptive audience of organisational heads and noted industry professionals. 

“Sport is a boom industry,” said ACPE marketing head Michael Crump, in reference to a sector that is worth six billion dollars annually in Australia and growing steadily. “What we’re hearing from business is a pronounced need for graduates who combine high-level sports knowledge and experience with advanced administrative skills – be it finance & accounting, legislative compliance, governance, or risk and event management.”

The remarks signal the increasing professionalism of the sports industry – a fact already well understood by attendees, who included NRL CEO David Gallop. “The endorsement of this new qualification by industry illustrates the drive for improved organisational skilling and agility,” said Crump. In addition to Mr Gallop, the CEOs of a number of prominent state and national sporting bodies were present to learn more about the Grad Dip (Sports Admin ), and to exchange views about the place of such a qualification within Australia’s sports education landscape.

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Since 1917, ACPE has been the recognised leader in sports education. Today, our offer encompasses the most innovative degree programs in the field – Physical Education, Dance, Applied Fitness, Sports Business, and Sports Coaching & Administration – all delivered in a modern campus located at the heart of Sydney’s Olympic Park Precinct. So if you’re looking for a university experience with a difference, know that it’s out there. Ready. Waiting.
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