AFL Victoria High Performance Program

Complete your secondary education in a high-performance training environment that is endorsed by AFL Victoria.



Our Approach

We take a holistic and integrated approach to your final two years of school, with a curriculum and individual high-performance training plan that challenges you to get the best out of yourself. We focus on you as:

Your success as a student and learner is the cornerstone to everything. It is here that you develop the skills to succeed as an athlete and beyond any sporting goals you may have.

Experience an education program that is highly engaging and in context for you, combining the business of sport, coaching methods, sports science, high-performance training, skill development and personal development, where you are educated and mentored by highly credentialed people from SEDA and the AFL industry.

As the Student, you get to test career possibilities, develop networks and get the skills for your life beyond football.

Enhance your athletic performance with an Individual High Performance Training Plan. We combine individual needs and best practice to enable you to better understand your own requirements for strong health, wellbeing, skill development and performance. It is through some of your own experiences that you will also learn the skills and knowledge that can be applied to others or in a workplace setting.

The Individual High-Performance Training Plan covers a number of key areas:

  • Skill acquisition and game play
  • Skill assessment and analysis, expert coaching, individual game analysis, match review and assessment;
  • Fitness & Diet
  • Physical assessment, screening and fitness testing, healthy eating, game preparation, recovery and injury prevention/management
  • Individual strength and conditioning program
  • Mental preparation
  • Leadership and goal setting
  • Our industry experts will connect across and support you with your High-Performance Training Plan
  • You will access and use facilities, equipment and technology that is used in an elite training environment

If you are already in an existing elite pathway program, your High Performance Plan will be tailored to complement your existing programs. We will develop the plan in consultation with your pathway coach to ensure that the focus of your plan is consistent with the individual needs they have already identified and your load is properly managed.


  • VCALSEN001 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)
  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

*SEDA College (Victoria) provides training and assessment services, individual support services and recruitment of prospective learners on behalf of SEDA Group (RTO Provider: 22503)

Areas of Study

You’ll receive valuable information on athlete training and development from leading industry professionals from state and national sporting bodies. As an athlete, you will have regular access to gym and fitness facilities. We will encourage you to explore all aspects of fitness and sport including fitness testing, anatomy/physiology, data analysis, energy systems, training principles and more.
Through MyPlan meetings and the work that you do in The Apprentice and on your Structured Work Placement You will explore career pathways in real workplace settings and acquire transferable skills that employers value. The SEDA College Program will also give you the opportunity to work at high profile sport and recreational events. Our teaching staff and Pathways Team members guide you for the entire length of the program.
Develop your, leadership, and administrative skills by organising a sporting club and participating in competitions. You will not only compete in sporting events, but you’ll also receive real life learning as you explore what happens behind the scenes in running a sporting club.
Working in teams you will act as a global citizen by planning organising and implementing a project for your local community. You will develop projects that address community based problems and will link with community partners to implement innovative solutions that have direct benefits to an identified community group. Teamwork within projects will allow you to grow your skills in communication, problem-solving, and management.
Designed to develop a better you, SEDA College aims to develop your physical and mental wellbeing to cope with the things that life throws at you. In Healthy Living you will investigate respectful relationships, driver education and safe partying to better equip yourself to deal with the types of situations that can and do arise when you are out and about with friends and family.
Our students get a head start in their careers through our Structured Work Placement. This hands-on learning experience is delivered one day a week. Students gain a good understanding of the duties they might be expected to perform in the workplace and they’ll acquire the skills that prospective employers need and want in their employees.


You will attend classroom facilities adjacent to Ikon Park, Carlton, as well as accessing high-performance gym facilities and high-performance training environments.


To be eligible for the AFL Victoria High Performance program, applicants must demonstrate a high level of playing ability and meet one of the following criteria to automatically qualify for a position:

  • Currently on the list of an Under 18’s NAB Cup Club
  • Currently in the Under 16’s National Trials for Vic Metro or Vic Country
  • Currently in the Under 15 or Under 16 NAB Cup Club Development squad

Applicants that meet the below criteria may be subject to a waitlist:

  • A representative player at interleague level
  • Next Generation Academy

Students who apply for the program will be required to provide documentation at their interview that details their involvement in one of the criteria listed above.


A great way to learn more about the program is to come along to one of our information evenings.
Click here to register your spot and we look forward to seeing you on the night.