Key Program Facts

Melbourne, Victoria

SIS50319 Diploma of Sport + BSB50215 Diploma of Business

Next Intake
January 2021

Program Overview

The Melbourne United Sport & Business Program gives you the opportunity to study in a practical, hands-on learning environment, and gain real experience working alongside Melbourne United.

Our unique partnership with Melbourne United will enable you to connect and learn from industry experts, coaches and elite athletes.

You will have the opportunity to study curriculum matched to your interests, complete a practical placement, run major projects, and participate in basketball-specific high-performance activities, designed to further develop your skills and experience.

Upon successful completion, you will have the opportunity to move into further study with one of our higher education providers, or transition into the workforce, equipped with the knowledge and attributes for a successful future.

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Program Delivery

Dual Diploma program delivered and assessed by SEDA comprising the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport, and the BSB50215 Diploma of Business

January 2021 intake – 36-weeks duration (not including holidays)
Program includes specialisations in Sport Development and Coaching, in addition to the requirements to satisfy the SISSS00116 High Performance Coach skill set
Four (4) days of face-to-face training and assessment, inclusive of facilitated online delivery for some study areas
Minimum of 80 hours of practical placement in industry
High-performance athlete development sessions, supported by the team at Melbourne United
Access to industry-leading facilities to complete practical sessions

The Melbourne United Sport & Business Program offers a highly engaging learning environment and the opportunity for a range of exclusive and unique student experiences including:

• Inner sanctum, game-day and community based experiences
• Projects aligned to the strategic objectives of Melbourne United
• Guest speakers and key industry personnel to enhance student learning
• Access to industry-leading facilities and resources
• Immersion in a professional sporting environment to develop insights into current and future careers
• Practical placement opportunities
• Tertiary preparation workshops
• Tailored student support to assist with the transition to work or further study

Students will be assessed using a range of different methods including but not limited to observations, projects, written assessments, portfolios, role plays and research tasks.
The new program will be located in close proximity to Melbourne United, who are based at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Albert Park Victoria.

Areas of Study

Design, develop and deliver a local, interstate, or international event to improve participation, development and/or fan engagement outcomes for Melbourne United. Learn about topics such as project and event planning principles, engagement strategies and reporting
Identify common hazards and risks in a facility, and review, monitor and maintain work health & safety policies and procedures. Learn about topics such as health, safety and environment, player contracts, and league compliance
Develop, implement, and review an integrated coaching program for basketball participants and teams. Learn about a range of coaching philosophies, theories, and frameworks
Develop, review, modify and evaluate psychological support strategies for community-based athletes in basketball. Learn about various sport psychology tools, techniques and concepts
Present integrity in sport and anti-doping information to community-based basketballers. Learn about anti-doping requirements for basketball, as well as other sports integrity related issues such as fairness, ethics, gambling, match-fixing, and discrimination
Implement and evaluate a talent identification program for basketball. Learn about talent identification techniques, protocols, testing and performance measures
Develop the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. Learn about first aid responses in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings

Develop a marketing strategy and implement a social media engagement plan to promote programs, events, and activities. Learn about analysing and evaluating market data, social media engagement plans, and a range of digital and social tools
Implement a fundraising and/or sponsorship campaign and undertake fundraising and sponsorship activities. Learn about communicating with stakeholders, identifying funding prospects and presentation skills
Develop an understanding of the key principles of strength and conditioning programs for elite and semi-elite basketballers. Learn about topics such as exercise programming, rehabilitation and recovery
Develop an understanding of performance nutrition for basketball. Learn about healthy eating strategies, meal planning, food preparation and cooking
Develop a detailed career plan (My Plan) and professional portfolio to kickstart your career.
Secure and complete a practical placement with Melbourne United or other organisations in the sport, fitness, and recreation industry, and explore career pathways and acquire transferable skills in real workplace settings
Develop an understanding of the various technologies utilised in the analysis of individuals and teams in basketball. Learn about topics such as match analysis, player tracking, athlete management and monitoring

*Non-accredited areas of study


Graduates of the Melbourne United Sport & Business Program can gain direct entry* into a range of courses with leading tertiary education
providers. In some cases, graduates will also receive credit points towards the number of units or subjects a student is required to complete in a
course. The number of credits a SEDA graduate can receive per course will vary between each education provider.

Start your career in a range of different industries. Our course options cater for a range of diverse interests and completing one of the specified courses with SEDA’s tertiary partners can set you up for your dream career.

*subject to meeting eligibility requirements

Course Articulation Information


In 2021, the maximum tuition fees for the Melbourne United Sport & Business Program are:

SIS50319 Diploma of Sport – $10,172.80
BSB50215 Diploma of Business – $5,808.00

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved vocational education and training (VET) courses. A VET Student Loan is a loan from the Australian Government that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Your loan is repaid through the Australian tax system when you reach the minimum income threshold for repayment.

VET Student Loan program is available for the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport & BSB50215 Diploma of Business with SEDA Group. A VET Student Loan will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. In 2021, the maximum course fees are: SIS50319 Diploma of Sport = $10,709.20, BSB50215 Diploma of Business = $5,808.00. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be debt due to the Commonwealth.

Click here for more information about VET Student Loans.


Selection into the Melbourne United Sport & Business Program is based on an online application and interview process.

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or approved equivalent^
  • Attend an interview and provide evidence in support of their application
  • Successfully compete a Pre-Training Review, and Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test issued by SEDA
  • Individuals under the age of 18 must have gained parental/guardian consent to undertake the program
  • Individuals who are unable to meet this requirement due to their individual circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis

^Individuals who are unable to meet this requirement due to their individual circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.

If you’re ready to get started, simply click here to and get your application underway online.

Applications are submitted directly to SEDA Group. The course application form must be completed prior to enrolment. This form is an application form and does not enrol you into the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport or BSB50215 Diploma of Business. This form will be used to assess your eligibility for the courses and VET Student Loans.

Melbourne United provides marketing and promotional services on behalf of SEDA relating to the recruitment of prospective students for this program.

Please feel free to contact our Admissions Team for more information on 1300 MEL UTD or to answer all of your immediate questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

You do not need to do anything.

SEDA Group will use your current Sports Industry Program application for the new Melbourne United Sport & Business Program. If you wish to opt out, please contact SEDA Group as soon as possible.

An exclusive virtual Information Session will be held for all current SEDA College Victoria year 12 basketball students (only) on Tuesday 15th September at 7:00pm.

Information on the new program will be provided in the information session, with a Program Guide and relevant website information to follow the information session so that you can explore this new opportunity with family and friends. Of course, if you have any specific questions after attending the information session, please call 1300 MEL UTD or email

There are a range of new and exciting aspects of this program. All the exciting changes and opportunities will be outlined in the Information Session, so please make sure you are able to attend.
SEDA Group is currently an approved VET Student Loans provider. Both the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport and BSB50215 Diploma of Business are VET Student Loans eligible courses. It is SEDA Group’s intention (subject to continuation of status as an approved provider) to offer VET Student Loans to as many students as require the income contingent loan scheme.
The new program will be located in close proximity to Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Victoria 3206. The exact location will be confirmed with students in due course. The objective is to be within close reach of Melbourne United, who are based at MSAC.
There are only 30 places available for the Melbourne United Sport & Business Program. Once the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, any further applications received will be placed on a waiting list. Currently, applications are being processed in order of date received. Please note: An application does not guarantee the offer of a place in the Melbourne United Sport & Business Program.

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