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K21 Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management

The Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a career in the sport and recreation industries, including the growth area within these sectors of event management. This strong, industry-based course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge, competencies and professional attitudes required by middle and senior levels of management in these areas. The course commences with an introduction to the sport and recreation industries and focuses upon an application of the key aspects of facility planning, economics and finance, legal aspects, research methods, business planning, and relevant professional practice opportunities. Its specialist units in the areas of sport, recreation and event management focus upon the global delivery systems of sport; the management of people in sporting organisations; sport marketing; program development and delivery; the influence of psycho-social factors on recreational behaviour and lifestyle choices; the management of recreation services; sport venue and event management; and the broader management of special events (e.g. festivals, concerts, and community events). This course also provides students with the opportunity to further specialise in various fields (such as marketing, sports science, human resource management, public relations, tourism, or eco-recreation) to give their studies a stronger industry focus in that area.


An Event, Sport and Recreation Management degree offers career opportunities in management in the diverse areas of sport organisations, recreation services, event management companies, sport and recreation facilities, tourist resorts, voluntary agencies, commercial businesses, government departments, educational institutions, as well as facilitating sport, outdoor recreation and interpretation programs.


Standard University admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management degree requires a minimum of 360 credit points (24 units) and normally requires three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.


The degree has the following main components:

  1. a Core Program of 240 credit points (16 units); and
  2. a Supplementary Program of 120 credit points (8 units) consisting of:
  • an 8 unit major or supporting major;
  • or a minor and electives;
  • or two 4 unit minors;
  • or 8 electives.


NOTE: All Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points (4 units) at third year level and no more than 150 credit points (10 units) at first year level.


LSC1001 Introduction to Leisure 15
LSC1102 Leisure Leadership and Programming 15
SPM2112 Sport Delivery Systems 15
BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
SPM2111 Sport Organisation Management 15
SPM2122 Sport Marketing 15
Plus two (2) units from Supplementary Program
TSM2202 Introduction to Event Management 15
LMS2103 Leisure Facility Planning 15
SPM2114 Sport and Leisure Economics and Finance II 15
LSC2003 Leisure and Lifestyle 15
LMS3202 Managing Leisure Services 15
SPM3114 Sport Venues and Events 15
Plus two (2) units from Supplementary Program
MKT2601 Marketing Intelligence 15
SPM3113 Sport and Leisure Law 15
SPM3221 Sport Business Planning 15
LSC3112 Industry Practice 15
Plus four (4) units from Supplementary Program
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010