Courses & Units

Leading Sport and Recreation ZAA256

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


This unit explores practical and theoretical concepts related to the governance, operations, and programming of a sport or recreation organisation. You will examine both leadership and management roles in the operations of sport and recreation organisations in professional and volunteer contexts. You will explore the internal organisational principles, practices, and structures of sport and recreation organisations to assess what good governance and strategy looks like in contemporary organisations. You will also examine planning processes, resource management, and innovative practice in the design and delivery of sport and recreation programs. In this unit you will 'team up' with a sport or recreation organisation to unpack the current state of the organisation to then recommend improvements to create a future state.

This unit introduces students to more complex learning experiences. You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


Unit name Leading Sport and Recreation
Unit code ZAA256
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Doctor Clayton Hawkins
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate organisational structures and purposes using sport and recreation governance and operational processes, tools, and techniques
  • Interpret and apply organisational planning and resource management practices to communicate sustainable solutions to contemporary sport and recreation challenges
  • Evaluate and use communication techniques and practices to engage organisational stakeholders
  • Evaluate, use, and reflect on relevant knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attributes to respond to contemporary sport and recreation challenges
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
092199 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Weekly two hour tutorials + two full day workshops

AssessmentAT1: Governance Evaluation (20%)|AT2: Activities Program (30%)|AT3: Senior Role Presentation (50%)
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