Cricket Australia Sports Development Program

The Cricket Australia Development Program offers a unique opportunity for you to complete your years 11 and 12 and connect your studies with the cricket industry. You will study a hands on curriculum while working with and learning from experts from Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades.

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In this program you will experience a mix of practical and classroom based activities linked to your interest. You will also spend time working with staff from these organisations to achieve a genuine understanding of different job roles in the cricket industry. This will provide you with the opportunity to develop networks, learn directly from industry professionals and gain entry to high profile venues and events.


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.
Leverage the power and influence of SEDA 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

Cricket Australia Development Program students are provided with a range of opportunities to experience what it would be like to work in the cricket industry including:

  • Opportunities to become involved in events like the Boxing Day Test, One Day Internationals and T/20 fixtures
  • Event management at Boxing Day test matches, One Day International and T/20 fixtures
  • Fan activation activities at BBL games for the Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades
  • Opportunities to secure work placements across a variety of departments at Cricket Australia, Melbourne Stars, Melbourne Renegades and Cricket Victoria
  • MILO In2Cricket Programs – Delivery of cricket clinics in schools and In2Cricket Centres
  • MILO T20 Blast School Cups – Running competitions and officiating with Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria staff
  • Community Coach Accreditation Course
  • Level 1 Umpiring Accreditation

The Cricket Australia Team

Our team of teachers, trainers and industry partners have strong connections and experience with the professional cricket industry. In partnership with local and national cricket organisations our team teach a practical curriculum that provides students the opportunity to gain industry experience.

Students will learn from expert Ambassadors including Simon Helmot (international high performance cricket coach), and current Australian player and SEDA graduate, Glenn Maxwell.

Playing the Game

In addition to developing your knowledge of the cricket industry you will also have the opportunity to apply what you learn to improve your game. Class activities will include performance training, skill development, tactical sessions and fitness training as well as the chance to participate in a range of other sports.