Sports Journalism and Match Reporting


Course Information

With sport such an important part of many people’s lives, an opportunity to work in the area is very attractive. Sports journalism is an important foundation for not only writing articles, blogs etc but also for broadcasting, personal “Youtube” channels and other social media platforms.

The Sports Journalism and Match Reporting course will teach you how to write structured articles, conduct interviews, prepare features, write match reviews and submit your work to editors.


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Entry Requirements
  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements then you can get started immediately.


Upon completion of the course you will be awarded the Australian College Diploma of Journalism (Sports Journalism and Match Reporting).

Qualification Pathways
  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
  • Apply for Credit Transfer (CrT)
Career Opportunities

Freelance Sports Journalist, Sports Writer, Match Reporter, and Sports Marketer.

Course Summary
Course Code:
Delivery Mode:
Online and Flexible delivery
Assessments may vary according to each subject, but may include one or more of the following:
  • Short answers questionnaires
  • Written tasks/Written essays
  • Multiple choice/true or false questions
  • Scenario-based case studies, practical projects with product or software, documents or diagrams.
Qualification Gained:
Diploma of Journalism (Sports Journalism and Match Reporting)
Nationally Recognised:
National Code:
Awarded By:
Australian College
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Subject Descriptions

Unit 1 - Foundations of Sports Journalism
Reading 1 - Introduction to The World of Sports Journalism
The role of the sports journalist
Establishing your goal
Reading 2 - The Sports Journalist's Personal and Material Essentials
What you need to succeed as a sports journalist
A sports journalist's toolkit
Reading 3 - Writing Sports News, Match Reports and Round-Ups
The three main types of sports story
Reading 4 - Sports Feature Writing and Interviewing
The sports feature
Getting started
Interview techniques
Conducting the interview
Unit 2 - Develop Communication and Research Skills
Reading 1 - Style Matters
Writing with style
House style
Grammar gremlins
Reading 2 - Sports Journalism Research
Research tips and techniques
Home-based resources
Internet research
External resources
Reading 3 - Defamation and Copyright Laws for Sports Journalism
Defamation defined
Court reporting
Reading 4 - Marketing the Sports Story
Selling in the mainstream market
Cash with strings attached
The overseas market
Dealing with rejections
Unit 3 - Writing for the Media
Reading 1 - Writing for Radio, TV and the Web
The television and radio markets
Tv/radio writing techniques
Writing for the web
Further learning resources
Reading 2 - Sports Public Relations
Making sports journalism pay
PR journalism
Books and ghost writing
Writing a biography
Reading 3 - Succeeding as a Sports Journalist
Turning losers into winners
Minimising rejections
A final review of the basics
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