Sports Education

Photo taken during of the current competitive gymnastics squad.
               Photographer: Paul K. Robbins

Sydney Olympic Park is home to a number of sports education organisations. 

Businesses, academies and institutes, who are leaders in sports education where students can learn and develop successful careers in the sports industry, are located at the Park.

Australia’s excellence in sport has come from a significant commitment and investment to educate people associated with the delivery of sport.

Programs for players, administrators, coaches, referees, medical practitioners and sport scientists exist through secondary and tertiary systems, vocational and specialist courses.

In the future, Sydney Olympic Park will have a sports education campus – an active precinct incorporating educational uses, retail facilities and student accommodation.

Under Master Plan 2030, the blueprint for Sydney Olympic Park’s future development, the Athletic and Aquatic Centre venues will be integrated with a series of new streets and buildings creating a vibrant sports and education campus precinct. The sporting venues will continue to operate on a daily and special-event basis, helping to define this unique place well into the future. 

Sports education organisations are located at Sydney Olympic Park: 

NSW Sports Federation

The NSW Sports Federation provides relevant and affordable education for the NSW sports industry and offer education for schools including careers in sport workshops and PASS/SLR experience days.

Australian College of Physical Education

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) has trained teachers in physical education since 1917.

The college is a fully independent non-profit tertiary institution and prepares students for careers in teacher education, dance, coaching and sports business areas.  The college provides flexible degree courses to match and extend personal talents and ambitions.

The college’s location at Sydney Olympic Park ensures that all students have access to exceptional sporting facilities and resources.

NSW Sport & Recreation

NSW Sport and Recreation assists people participate in sport and recreation.  Their vision is of a community that uses sport and recreation to improve its wellbeing.  NSW Sport and Recreation offer an outdoor education program which provides a unique opportunity for students to achieve educational outcomes that are not easily taught in a normal school environment. They also offer unique experiences designed especially for small schools, city kids and senior high school students.

Technical Insight Tours

Sydney Olympic Park Authority offers Technical Insight Tours which are designed for international sports delegations, professional groups and conference field trips. These programs offer ‘behind the scenes’ technical and expert information about Sydney Olympic Park.  Participants can benefit from the legacy of the “best ever” Olympic Games as they experience in-depth site tours, seminar presentations and discussion opportunities with experts involved in the extensive development, management, planning and day-to-day operations of the Park.