Advanced Certificate in Achieving Success in Sport


The Advanced Certificate in Achieving Success in Sport is an advanced level course in which participants learn from the journey of Melissa Barbieri from a young child dreaming of representing Australia in soccer to becoming the Nation’s Captain. Participants will learn and discuss what factors are critically important to give athletes the best chance to achieve their dreams.


  • A look back at the journey from having a dream to captaining Australia
  • Examination of critical factors that help people achieve their dreams
  • Talent and Luck vs Planning
  • Decision making and hard work
  • Key learnings from hindsight

Course Presenter – Melissa Barbieri

Melissa Barbieri is one of Australia’s most capped female footballers, making 86 appearances over 13 years for the Australian National Football team The Matildas. She has played in 4 FIFA Women’s World Cups, and the 2004 Athens Olympics. She currently plays in the W-League for Melbourne City and works as the team Assistant Coach. Melissa is an engaging, powerful and motivational speaker. Her personal story of resilience, overcoming challenges, and sacrifice is inspiring for all who have heard her. She is also a passionate advocate of women’s health, women in sport, and diversity

For available dates and to download a flyer go to the Course Calendar.