AFL Victoria

Sports Development Program

Complete your Years 11 and 12 in the SEDA College, AFL Victoria Sports Development Program. The program provides a direct link to industry opportunities in a hands-on learning environment all connected to your interest in AFL.

The connection between education and industry facilitates authentic learning experiences and student opportunities. This combination enables our students to acquire the skills to support future educational and employment pathways.  

Program affiliates

Qualifications

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.

Through MyPLAN meetings, the work that students do within the Areas of Study and on Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) placements, students will explore 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 starting from Term 2. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the duties they might be expected to perform in the workplace.

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.

Opportunities

This unique learning experience is like no other and will enable you to learn from experts in the AFL industry. You will also develop your knowledge by getting involved in real projects, events and activities with staff from AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs.

There are a range of opportunities and experiences:

  • Work placements and volunteer opportunities at AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs
  • AFL and AFL Victoria match day activations and events e.g. AFL Playground
  • AFL Club match day activities
  • Coaching on behalf of AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs across many different settings – Auskick, schools, multicultural and all abilities activities
  • AFL Club activities and events – fan development, family days and community events
  • Learning from many people who work at the AFL, AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs in various roles across senior management, football operations, coaching, recruiting, high performance, marketing, communications, membership/fan development, community engagement and events
  • Meeting and engaging with AFL players and coaches
  • Level 1 Coaching and AFL Basic Umpiring Course, delivered by the industry

The AFL Victoria Sports Development Program (SDP) Team are industry experienced sports education professionals. With a strong passion for AFL, the team delivers a hands-on industry based curriculum to ensure students are empowered with the right skills, knowledge and attitude for a successful future. We connect with staff from AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs so that students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes of current industry professionals.

Not only do you get first-hand experience of the AFL industry but you also have the opportunity to work on your own game. You will be involved in performance training, skill development and fitness training sessions all specific to football as well as participating in a range of other sports. 

Admissions

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

To be eligible to attend SEDA College, applicants must display the following traits and qualities:

  • Ability to be a positive SEDA College brand ambassador
  • Ability to complete the relevant senior secondary certificate
  • Suited to applied learning and a real life learning environment
  • Have the maturity to manage unsupervised work and learning tasks
  • Independent learners that can handle travel and a flexible learning model

 

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

Entry – 2025
Individuals must be born between 01/01/07 – 30/04/09 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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Learn More

open day

25th July 2024 - 7pm

State Netball Hockey Centre,

10 Brens Drive, PARKVILLE

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

*Registration is required to attend

OPEN DAY

25th July 2024 - 7pm

State Netball Hockey Centre,

10 Brens Drive, PARKVILLE

*Online attendance also available

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