ESSC12006 - Applied Exercise and Sport Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on content from previous terms and will introduce the student to the Australian sports event management industry based on management principles applicable to the sport domain. The principles of strategic sport event planning process and management are explained and analysed as well as the implications of organisational behaviour, risk management, the law and guiding ethical principles. Students will apply socially-responsible and sustainable business practices in the development of organisational strategy and management of volunteers, umpires, officials, athletes and other stakeholders in sport events.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ESSC12002 Exercise and Sport Management

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2023

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 60%
2. Practical Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.27% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Students enjoyed the online formative peer-assessment workshops and found them helpful in achieving learning outcomes.
Online formative peer-assessment workshops will continue.
Action Taken
These workshops continued in 2020 and may also be a contributor to the high HD values in this unit.
Source: Unit evaluation Work placement evaluation
Students enjoyed the work integrated learning and valued the insight it provided into the operations and organisation of a sport event at a real business.
Work integrated learning will continue.
Action Taken
The work integrated learning continued in 2020 but was impacted by COVID19.
Source: Unit evaluation
Students requested exemplars of the new sport event business plan proposal template to better understand the requirements of the written assessment task.
Exemplars of the new sport event business plan proposal template for each performance level will be provided on the unit Moodle website.
Action Taken
Exemplars were provided to assist students with the written task and this may have contributed to the high numbers of HDs observed in the unit.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the stakeholder objectives that are necessary to succeed in the current sport event marketplace
  2. Apply principles of project management in the planning and organisation of sport events
  3. Use risk management procedures in the planning and implementation of sport events
  4. Apply the code of ethics, laws and regulations pertinent to the organisation and management of sport events.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10