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.


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

*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

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
  • Woolworths Cricket Blast Programs – Delivery of cricket clinics in schools and Woolworths Cricket Blast Centres
  • Woolworths Cricket 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.