National Certificate in Sport Administration
They're the unsung heroes of the sporting world - the 'behind the scenes' administrators who book the schedules, hire the buses, order the uniforms, raise the money and generally keep everyone on track.
The National Certificate in Sport Administration is designed to provide skills and knowledge for people wanting to administer sport in either a volunteer or paid employment environment. Students who successfully complete the course receive the National Certificate in Sport AdministrationLevel 3, and a First Aid Certificate is optional.
What & when
Applications close: 31 August
Duration: 12 months, 'Night School style' delivery
Programme of study
The course runs from September to September the following year. Participants must attend two 2.5-hour night sessions each month, spread over the 12 months.
This programme places particular emphasis on:
finance and accounting.
'best practice' processes.
customer service skills.
team and individual development.
health and safety policy and procedures.
sport management issues.
To be eligible to attend this course, students need to:
be currently performing an administrative role, either paid or voluntary, within the sport and recreation industry.
Available upon written application.
Future pathways for graduates
The National Certificate in Sport Administration can lead to:
further study including bridging programmes at tertiary institutions.
other National Certificates within the NZQA Framework.
Diploma of Sport and Leisure Studies then Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies.
suitability for leadership roles within sport administration environments in non-profit organisations, regional sport trusts, sports clubs and associations, schools and commercial recreation organisations.
"The Sports Administration course was a great opportunity to meet with administrators from other sports codes, find out how other sports organisations work, and gain ideas to improve the administration systems in my own organisation. Particularly useful was learning how to write sponsorship proposals, prepare financial statements and get familiar with some of the legislative requirements that impact on voluntary organisations. After being involved in teaching adults, it was really nice to be on the learning end and I have since enrolled in further tertiary study."
Sharyn Kerr, WAIKATO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
"As the secretary of our club I found the National Certificate in Sports and Administration an excellent way to undertake professional development. The wealth of knowledge I gained from the course is a aonga/treasure: it will help to promote and extend our club in the future. Everyone in our class helped one another achieve our goals. We had lots of laughs, exchanged lots of ideas and made friends for life.The teachers were excellent and always there to help and I thoroughly enjoyed the delivery of the different programmes. No Reira tena Koutou Katoa."
Pera Paekau, HAMILTON CITY TIGERS