Higher Education Course Structure

The Simon Black Academy provides you with the opportunity to gain your university qualification while immersing yourself in an elite academy environment.

The Academy offers student-athletes the opportunity to play and train in an elite environment while completing your university qualification through our education provider Torrens University Australia.

As an Academy athlete, you will gain the skills and knowledge to develop a career in the dynamic business of the sports and leisure industry.

Year 1 – Diploma of Sport Development (Elite)

In the first year of the Simon Black Academy, students will study a Diploma of Sport Development (Elite).

This course is ideal for the anyone who wishes to develop the qualifications and skills to achieve their sporting goals while gaining the skills to work within the sports and leisure industry.

Year 2 & 3 – Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Sport Development (Elite) you will have the opportunity to complete your university qualification – Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) with advanced standing.

The university qualification offering sets us apart from other Academies and provides our students the foundation to succeed outside of football. The study component of the Academy is a key element of our athlete’s development and is modeled on the USA collegiate system, where athletes pursue elite training combined with higher education.