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AFL Victoria

High Performance Program

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

Students develop elite training habits through specialised training sessions and individualised strength and conditioning programs. The HPP is designed to complement a student’s involvement in their elite sporting pathways whilst supporting the completion of their Senior Secondary Education.

Program affiliates


The VCE VM is delivered over two years. During this time, students are connected to ideas, skills and knowledge that can be applied far beyond the boundaries of a classroom.

Year 11

Year 12

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

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Study Areas

Our VCE VM Study Areas are developed around projects that align with our students’ interests.

Through a range of practical experiences, students learn about athlete training and development, data analysis, anatomy/physiology, energy systems, training principles, nutrition, and sport specific training. Through the VCE VM Literacy Skills units students will work in groups, developing their collaborative, problem solving and teamwork skills as they put their ideas into action.

SEDA College aims to develop a student’s physical and mental wellbeing to cope with the things that life throws at them. With a strong literacy focus, Healthy Living involves students investigating respectful relationships, drugs and alcohol, safe partying, and social inclusion all of which aim to better equip students within our current society.

The VCE VM Personal Development Skills units provides the framework for projects in this Study Area. Students develop an understanding of the influence of sport in the community and how it can shape culture, behaviour and bring people together as they link with community groups to organise and run community projects and activities.

Sporting clubs have a considerable influence on community life and culture. With a strong VCE VM Work Related Skills and Numeracy focus, students will have the opportunity to consult with sporting bodies and associations to plan, organise, design, and manage their own club.

The students’ work placements and the structured workplace learning (SWL) that ensues, informs this integrated Study Area. Students explore their career pathways in real work settings and acquire transferrable skills that employers value. Students explore the value of volunteering, while building their resume and connecting with key professionals in their chosen industry. SWL provides students with a hands-on learning experience one day a week from Term 2 onwards. Students record their experiences on placement; develop workplace documents such as emails, resumes and cover letters; and participate in mock interviews to gain an in-depth understanding of workplace expectations.

Develop the skills and attributes needed to teach sport skills to a wide variety of people. Access SEDA’s industry experts and sporting partners to gain a greater understanding of coaching principles and the development of coaching sessions. In Year 11 and Year 12 students undertake VET qualifications in sport and recreation, providing the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas within the industry.


The College combines its expert knowledge with unrivalled AFL industry networks, where we connect your education to the AFL industry, as well as developing your High-Performance Plan that is designed to improve your football. We focus on you in the following areas: 

Students will have access to a range of leading professionals in their sport to support their athletic and sporting development. A strong focus is placed on providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to embed elite training habits and standards in their preparation, approach to training, games, and recovery.

Students will be monitored and tracked through the use of an Athlete Management System. This ensures their wellbeing remains at the forefront of their time in the HPP program and allows for training loads to be adjusted and customised through individualised strength and conditioning programs.

Educational and skill based curriculum:

  • Victorian Certificate of Education – Vocational Major (VCE VM)
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 
  • Industry pathways 
  • Coaching and mentoring 

Your High Performance Plan will cover a number of key areas:

  • Skill acquisition and Football IQ development
  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Sports psychology and wellbeing
  • Leadership and goal setting


Selection into SEDA College’s programs is based on an online application and interview process.

  • 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 League Club
    • Currently in the Under 16 National Trials for Vic Metro or Vic Country
    • Currently in the Under 15 or 16 NAB League 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.

Entry – 2022
Individuals must be born between 01/01/04 – 30/04/06 and must have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent.

Entry – 2023
Individuals must be born between 01/01/05 – 30/04/07 and must have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent.

Entry – 2024
Individuals must be born between 01/01/06 – 30/04/08 and must have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent.

SEDA College fees for Year 11 and 12 students are inclusive of the following:

  • Tuition expenses
  • Annual uniform allocation
  • Some incursions/excursions
  • Student insurance
  • Specialist coaching/playing opportunities if applicable
  • Provision of a notebook computer (contains all coursework, no books required for purchase and students retain on completion of Year 12)
  • Vocational Education and Training Qualifications (VET)

*Charges for optional camps, excursions and programs are payable in addition to the Student Fees


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Monday 22nd May - 7pm

Online via ZOOM

Register for the upcoming High Performance Program Information Session and find out how your child can combine the completion of Years 11 & 12 in a high performance sport environment. Places are limited. 
*registration is required to attend


Monday 22nd May 2023 - 7pm

Online via ZOOM

*Registration required to attend

Click to register

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Information Sessions

If you’re looking to complete Years 11 & 12 immersed in sport, then register for one of our Information Sessions and discover the SEDA College difference. 


Information Sessions

If you’re looking to complete Years 11 & 12 immersed in sport, then register for one of our Information Sessions and discover the SEDA College difference.
*registration is required to attend