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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.

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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.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Diploma of Journalism (Sports Journalism and Match Reporting)
Course code
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 12 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Multiple choice, short answer questions
Nationally recognised

Course units

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 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 Relation

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

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.

Student reviews

"I would thoroughly recommend Australian College to anyone who wants to learn something new, or add to the knowledge base they may already have on a particular subject.

There is a multitude of different courses to choose from that could take the individual in whatever direction they would like to take - be it for increased work opportunities or simply to stimulate the mind.

My thanks for helping me to open up a new direction in my life."

Tracey Marcelis, 8th October 2014

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