Key Program Facts

Melbourne, Victoria

SIS50319 Diploma of Sport + BSB50215 Diploma of Business

Next Intake
January 2021

Program Overview

The Melbourne Victory Sport & Business Program gives you the opportunity to study in a practical, hands-on learning environment, and gain real experience working alongside Melbourne Victory. The unique partnership between SEDA and Melbourne Victory 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 football-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 SEDA’s higher education partners, 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 Victory
Access to industry-leading facilities to complete practical sessions

The Melbourne Victory 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 Victory
• 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 Victory, who are based at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Areas of Study

Design, develop and deliver a local, interstate, or international event to improve participation, development and fan engagement outcomes for Melbourne Victory. 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 football 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 football. Learn about various sport psychology tools, techniques and concepts.
Present integrity in sport and anti-doping information to community-based footballers. Learn about anti-doping requirements for football, 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 football. 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 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 footballers. Learn about topics such as exercise programming, rehabilitation and recovery.
Develop an understanding of performance nutrition for football. 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 Victory 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 football. Learn about topics such as match analysis, player tracking, athlete management and monitoring.

*Non-accredited areas of study



Graduates of the Melbourne Victory 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 Victoria University, or another of SEDA’s tertiary partners, could set you up for your dream career.

*subject to meeting eligibility requirements

Course Articulation Information


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

SIS50319 Diploma of Sport – $8,588.80
BSB50215 Diploma of Business – $7,392.00

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 = $10,688.95, BSB50215 Diploma of Business = $7,392.00. 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 Victory 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.

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 Victory 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 683 233 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 Victory Sport & Business Program. If you wish to opt out, please contact SEDA Group as soon as possible.

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 Victory, who are based at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
There are only 30 places available in the Melbourne Victory 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 Victory Sport & Business Program.

Unfortunately SEDA Group are not currently accepting any international students at this stage.

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