Melbourne Victory Sports Development Program

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

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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

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

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.