Diploma of Sport Development – Cricket Australia

Develop your knowledge of the cricket and sports industry by completing the Diploma of Sport Development in conjunction with Cricket Australia.

You will work with industry experts, coaches and elite athletes in the cricket industry and have the opportunity to complete placements WITH leading organisations including Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars.

KEY INFORMATION

Available Places

2018 January Intake – 25 places available

Course Duration

11 months

Course Delivery
  • 2 days of classroom based training and assessment (9.00am – 3.15pm)
  • Minimum of 180 hours of Practical Placement in the industry must be completed
  • 1-5 hours per week of structured online training

Areas of Study

As the coach you will plan, implement and evaluate coaching sessions which incorporate the use of sport psychology techniques. You will learn how to effectively utilise the assistance of support personnel (e.g. exercise physiologists, psychologists, strength and conditioning coach, assistant coach, dietitian etc.) to get the best out of your athletes.
You will have the opportunity to design and deliver strength and conditioning programs to clients and gain first-hand experience as to what it is like to work in the fitness industry. As part delivering the training program you have developed you will also provide nutritional advice to your clients to increase their peak performance.
The event management area of study is designed to give you the opportunity to run your own event and experience what it would be like to work in the events industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of both sourcing sponsorship and utilising different approaches to generate revenue to run your event. There may also be the opportunity for you to run your event interstate or abroad!
You will develop an individual career plan and professional portfolio to kick start your career. This will help you secure a practical placement that will link to your interests and is specific to your career aspirations. There is the opportunity to complete your placement within organisations including Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars.

Industry Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working with state and national sporting organisations and learn from key staff from BBL franchises the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades. The industry experiences available as part of the program include:

  • Sessions delivered by High Performance coach Simon Helmot
  • Fitness sessions delivered by strength & conditioning coaches from Cricket Victoria
  • Presentations from industry experts across a range of areas from Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria
  • Opportunity to work at game days for the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades

University Pathways

As part of the partnership between SEDA and a range of universities, upon successful completion you have the opportunity to gain entry into selected courses at the following universities:


To find out more about the range of University Pathways available to our students click here.

YOUR CAREER

Upon graduating you will have a detailed understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the industry. The practical experiences provided will allow you to understand the type roles in the industry and the attributes that employers seek. For a range of career options that our past students have pursued click here.

OUR GRADUATES

  • Connector.

    Ben Abbatangelo

    After graduating from SEDA, Ben had a series of jobs within the sporting industry including Community Programs Assistant at Cricket Victoria, a Melbourne Stars rookie and National Presenter and Communications Co-ordinator at AIME. AIME is an educational program that supports Indigenous students through high school and into university or employment. Ben has risen to the rank of co-CEO with AIME at just the age of twenty-three years old. He is passionate about advocating for the aboriginal people and wants to continue changing the face of the country.

  • Connector.

    Rachel Napolitano

    After graduating from SEDA, Rachel and her family launched their own business named Cutting Edge Cricket, which is an indoor cricket training and coaching facility. Rachel serves as the Managing Director of this facility and coaches aspiring athletes as well. She’s now pursuing a Bachelor of Coaching at Victoria University.

Further Information

Further information regarding the course can be found in our course information brochure. To download our course information brochure click here.