Basketball Victoria Sports Development Program

Complete your year 11 and 12 and work with Basketball Victoria and Melbourne United to get real experience in the basketball industry. The program provides a direct link to industry opportunities in a hands-on sporting environment all connected to your interest in basketball.

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


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

Areas of Study

You will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for turning your passion for coaching into a successful career. In addition, you have the chance to network with SEDA College’s sporting partners and leaders in the industry to learn coaching principles and develop coaching sessions. You get to hone your skills in a real world environment in a junior development capacity. You will also have the chance to develop your planning and collaboration skills, and learn how to communicate proficiently with both large and small groups.
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. We partner with Acceleration Melbourne—a high-performance training organisation that coaches young developing athletes, helping them increase their power, stamina, speed, and endurance.
Start something great by taking the opportunity to work at high profile sport and recreational events through our volunteering programs and structured work placements. You will explore career pathways in real workplace settings and acquire transferable skills that employers value. Our staff members guide you for the entire length of the program. They expose the value of volunteering, build your resume and help you connect with the right professionals in your chosen industry.
SEDA College encourages you to make a difference. If you’ve got the ambition, we have the opportunity to help you realise your full potential. You’ll have the chance to improve your leadership skills and put your ideas into action by organising events and activities out of the classroom. You’ll also recognise the importance of environment sustainability and use measures to conserve nature for future generations.
Develop your athletic, leadership, and administrative skills by participating and organising 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 before, after, and during sporting events.
You will learn about the principles and practices of financial management in sport, as well as gain a sound understanding of finance topics like revenue management, sports marketing and athlete salaries. You will study the role of media and communications in the development of sport and find out what strategies major sporting clubs and associations use to drive their success.
College’s sporting partners and find out what strategies they use to run and organise sporting events and programs for people with special needs. You will understand the role that sport plays in socialisation and learn more about the impact it has on culture and behaviour. You will also discover how sport can eliminate barriers between communities and create a sense of belonging.
SEDA College gives you time to develop your physical and mental wellbeing. You will have the opportunity to be involved in activities similar to those that athletes experience at the elite level. You’ll lead an active and social lifestyle as you find your pathway to further education or the workforce.

Opportunities and Learning Experiences

You get to experience a range of opportunities including:

  • The opportunity to complete work placements at Melbourne United and Basketball Victoria
  • Working in the fan activation, merchandise and community departments at Melbourne United games
  • Delivering coaching programs at half time during Melbourne United games
  • Coaching and officiating at the Vic Health Cup, Victorian College Championships and McDonald’s Cup competitions
  • Coaching at the Basketball Victoria McDonald’s Super Clinic
  • Event management and video analysis at Big V and SEABL Home Fixtures
  • Match day and operational assistance with local basketball associations
  • Level One Basketball Coaching course
  • Introduction to Officiating course
  • Introduction to Inclusion/Disability course

The Basketball Victoria Team

The Basketball Victoria team are industry experienced sports education professionals. With a strong passion for Basketball, 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 Basketball Victoria and Melbourne United, and you will be mentored by our current Industry Ambassador, Chris Anstey.

Playing the Game

Not only do you get first-hand experience of the basketball 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 basketball as well as participating in a range of other sports.