Melbourne Victory Sports Development Program

Through the Melbourne Victory Sports Development Program you can connect your senior secondary education with an elite sporting club.




You will learn from and work with staff at Melbourne Victory and complete Years 11 and 12 while studying a curriculum linked to your interest. Through game day experiences and major events, you will gain an understanding of what it is like to work across different roles in the football industry.

You will create connections and networks that provide the opportunity for a variety of pathways including employment within the football and/or the sport and recreation industry, as well as the option for further study.


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.
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.
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

You can be involved in a range of participation programs and events including:

  • Match day assistance at Melbourne Victory home games
  • Delivery of Kickin’ Around with Victory
  • Coaching and officiating at Melbourne Victory Gala Days
  • Delivery of the Melbourne Victory Masterclass
  • Observing Melbourne Victory Training Sessions
  • Grassroots Football Coaching Course

The Melbourne Victory Team

Our Melbourne Victory Sports Development Program team are experienced industry professionals with a passion for football and education. They bring their combined experience together to create a dynamic and engaging curriculum.

We also connect you with Industry Experts:

  • Melbourne Victory staff in roles including management, marketing, administration, events and more
  • Melbourne Victory players and coaches, including our current Ambassador, Archie Thompson

Playing the Game

Working with an elite sporting club provides you with the opportunity to use the knowledge you have learnt to improve your own game and performance. The program will incorporate specially designed sessions focussed on performance training, skill development, tactical sessions and fitness training for football.