Study football with BRFC and TAFE Queensland


TAFE Queensland are taking applications for a unique training program that will enable students to specialise in football training as their chosen career path.

TAFE Queensland taking applications for a unique training program that will enable students to specialise in football training as their chosen career path.

The Brisbane Roar Football Program has been designed to supply students with a blended study program that meets the demands of working in a professional sports environment while enhancing their practical football skill set. As a student, you have access to the State’s best coaches, trainers and industry educators ensuring, that you will be well-equipped for the industry after graduating.

An information session for Brisbane Roar Football Program applicants will be held at TAFE Queensland’s South Bank Campus on Thursday, 14 June from 4-6pm.

Students who successfully complete the full-time, 12-month program will obtain a number of key qualifications in football, strength and conditioning and sports development.


  • Diploma of Sports Development
  • Sports Medicine Australia – Level 1 Certificate
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association – Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Football Community Coaching Certificate
  • Football Level 4  Officiating Certificate


The program is a fantastic opportunity to learn sports nutrition, how to develop coaching programs, and business acumen, alongside 120 hours of football-specific training with the Brisbane Roar coaches and staff, as well as receiving a nationally recognised qualification from TAFE Queensland. 


With football fast becoming one of the most popular sports in Australia, TAFE Queensland General Manager Dr Paul Wilson said introducing a football specific qualification is important for the professionalism of the sport.

“This program will provide the students with a great opportunity to enter and work in professional football on graduation. It also ensures that Queensland football can attract the highest quality players and support staff. It is a great opportunity for both partners to add value to the students and the game,” Dr Wilson said.

BRFC Academy Director Drew Sherman says the aim is for Brisbane Roar to provide TAFE Queensland students with opportunities to experience working in a professional football environment.

“As Queensland’s only professional football club we’re the natural tributary for young students wishing to work in football as a long-term career,” Sherman said.

“At Brisbane Roar, we want to give the students exposure to a variety of career opportunities including the chance to learn from professionals in coaching, sport development, events, media, marketing and operations at the club alongside gaining nationally recognised qualifications.”

The program will be delivered at TAFE Queensland South Bank Campus and Brisbane Roar Football Club. For more information and to apply, contact the TAFE Queensland Sport Development Team on (07) 3244 5427, email RoarFootball.Brisbane@tafe.qld.edu.au or visit tafeqld.edu.au.