AFL Victoria Sports Development Program

Accelerate your future in the AFL industry! Complete your Years 11 and 12 working alongside our AFL industry partners.




Year 11

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

Year 12

  • 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.

Opportunities and Learning Experiences

There are a range of opportunities and experiences:

  • Work placements and volunteer opportunities at AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs
  • Accessing AFL Club and high performance environments
  • 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 Team

Our team comprises professionals who have extensive experience in education and the sports industry. We combine our thinking and efforts to provide a rich learning environment to help you develop industry knowledge and employability skills that transfer across industries.

Our Current Industry Experts:

  • Staff from AFL, AFL Victoria and AFL Clubs across senior management, football operations, coaching, recruiting, high performance, marketing, communications, membership/fan development, community engagement and events
  • Coaches and players from the AFL Industry, including our current Ambassador, Mitch Brown

Playing the Game

As a part of going to school, you get to apply what you learn to improve your game. You will participate in performance training, skill development, tactical sessions and fitness training for AFL, as well as enjoy the variety that comes from looking at other sports.