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Mawson Lakes Campus
Tricia Huffa


This course is specifically designed to bring together experiences managers, emerging managers and final year degree students in a stimulating learning environment.

Supported by practising managers, industry leaders and key academic staff, the course provides the best possible mix of pragmatic “on the job” experience with the latest research, development and contemporary studies from the parks and leisure industries.

Limited class size.

Five key elements

Quality Management (QM & TQM)
Benchmarking for sports and leisure facilities & services
The successful organisation (benchmarking key componenets of the Balanced Scorecard)
Understanding the customer (underlying constructs & measuring these in sports & leisure contexts)
Application of Performance Indicators & Benchmarking to management decision-making.

Course entry

Applicants are expected to have three years of relevant work experience within a park or leisure industry sector. A selection of undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of UniSA Division of Business programs will be accepted into the courses dependent on their GPA and demonstrated interest in parks and leisure.


$1,550 ( GST), inclusive of:

Comprehensive course notes
Transport to study sites
Morning/afternoon refreshments, lunches
Access for the week to computer hardware and networks

UniSA students pay HECS fees for 4.5 units (up front or deferred)

Concessions 10% savings

Earlybird rate (pay by 28 February 2012)
CERM PI research collaborators (completed reviews in 2011-12)
More than one participant from the same organisation

Credit & course articulation

Participant may:

Complete the 5 days as a professional development
Enrol in the course as a 4.5 unit elective at the UniSA or your home university (cross-institutional enrolment fees apply)

This course is taught through:

Short lectures, to provide an outline of the key concepts
Case studies, simulations and class exercises to reinforce application of concepts
Work within small team syndicates
Site visits (e.g. SA State Aquatic Centre, Adelaide Aquatic Cetnre, Adelaide CC Golf Courses)

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