Melbourne City FC

Sports Development Program

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

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.  

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Our curriculum is designed to connect students to ideas, skills and knowledge that can be applied far beyond the boundaries of a classroom.

Year 11

  • VCALINT001 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)
  • VET Qualification – SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation*

Year 12

  • VCALSEN001 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)
  • VET Qualification – SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation*
*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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Areas of Study

Our VCAL is organised around areas of study. The flexibility in the delivery of the VCAL strands allows us to design an integrated curriculum aligned to student interests.

melbourne city sports development program

Through a range of practical experiences, learn about athlete training and development, data analysis, anatomy/physiology, energy systems, training principles, nutrition and sport specific training. The VCAL strands of Personal Development, Literacy and Numeracy are integrated throughout this Area of Study.

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.

In meeting the requirements of the VCAL Personal Development Skills strand students will improve their leadership skills and put their ideas into action by organising events and activities out of the classroom. They will also recognise the importance of environmental sustainability and use measures to conserve nature for future generations.

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.

Understand the influence of sport in the community and how it can shape culture, behaviour and bring people together. Link with community groups to organise and run community projects and activities. Through the integration of the VCAL Personal Development and Literacy strands students will work in groups, developing their collaborative, problem solving and teamwork skills as they put their ideas into action.

Sporting clubs have a significant influence on community life and culture. With a strong Numeracy focus, students will have the opportunity to liaise with sporting bodies and associations to plan, organise, design and manage their own club.

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.


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

melbourne city sports development program

You get to experience a number of unique opportunities including:

  • Match day assistance at Melbourne City FC home games
  • The opportunity to secure a work placement with Melbourne City FC
  • Delivery of Melbourne City FC football clinics
  • Coaching and officiating at Melbourne City FC gala days
  • Delivery of the Melbourne City FC World Cup
  • Observing Melbourne City FC training sessions
  • Grassroots Football Coaching Course

The Melbourne City FC Sports Development Program (SDP) Team are industry experienced sports education professionals. With a strong passion for football, 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 Melbourne City FC so that students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes of current industry professionals.

Not only do you get first-hand experience of the football 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. 


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 – 2021
Individuals must be born between 01/01/03 – 30/04/05 and must have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent.

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.

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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