Melbourne Victory

Sport & Business Program

The Melbourne Victory Sport & Business Program offers students access to an elite sporting environment, whilst completing a dual Diploma in sport and business. The unique partnership between SEDA and Melbourne Victory will enable you to connect and learn from industry experts, coaches and elite athletes.

Get exposure to inner sanctum game-day and community experiences with the Melbourne Victory team.

*Melbourne Victory Football Club works in collaboration with SEDA Group RTO: 22503 on marketing and promotional services relating to the recruitment of prospective students for this program.


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Key Facts



The program is based near Melbourne Victory offices at AAMI Park, Melbourne


SIS50321 Diploma of Sport  BSB50120 Diploma of Business



Next intake:

January 2024

Course duration:

36 weeks, delivered over
4 x 9 week blocks

SEDA delivers via a blended learning model incorporating 3 days face to face, one teacher led virtual classroom day per week and self-directed learning as required (2024 delivery)


2024 TUITION fee*:

Up to $17,650 (excludes First Aid)



Payment options:
  • Upfront
  • VET Student Loan
  • Payment plan
  • Scholarship

*Fees subject to change. First Aid Training = HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is to be completed through an external provider/s under a fee for service arrangement. Fees may vary depending on the external provider and are in addition to the total program cost.

Program Guide

Areas of Study

Study a curriculum that is directly developed alongside industry experts. 

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.

Present integrity in sport and anti-doping information to community-based footballers. Learn about the legal and anti-doping requirements for football, as well as other sports integrity related issues such as fairness, ethics, gambling, match-fixing, and discrimination.

Develop, review, modify and evaluate psychological support strategies for community-based athletes in football. Learn about various sport psychology tools, techniques and concepts.

Develop a marketing strategy and business plan to promote programs, events, and/or activities. Learn about analysing and evaluating market data and how to manage risks when developing business opportunities.

Research corporate sustainability practices and develop sustainability policies and procedures for sporting venues. Learn about how elite sporting clubs remain viable in a competitive market.

Learn the skills to be successful working in a business environment. Lead your own personal development, further develop your emotional intelligence and learn how to develop these skills in colleagues. Research, analyse, and expand your knowledge of critical and creative thinking skills for use in the workplace.

Design and develop 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 and engagement strategies.

Deliver a local, interstate, or international event to improve participation, development and fan engagement outcomes for Melbourne Victory linked to your work in the Project Planning Area of Study. Learn about topics such as project and event delivery principles and reporting.

Develop, implement, and review an integrated coaching program for football participants and teams. Learn about a range of coaching philosophies, theories, and frameworks.

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.

Implement a fundraising or partnership campaign and undertake fundraising and partnership 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 and meal planning.

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
Areas of Study are subject to change.

Educational Pathways

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 SEDA’s tertiary partners can set you up for your dream career.

*subject to meeting eligibility requirements. Current for 2022 programs.


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

Please see below entry requirements into the Melbourne Victory Sport & Business Program:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or approved equivalent^
  • Attend an interview and provide evidence in support of their application
  • Successfully complete 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

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.

In 2023, the VET Student Loan program is available for the SIS50321 Diploma of Sport & BSB50120 Diploma of Business with SEDA Group. A VET Student Loan will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. In 2023, the maximum course fees are: SIS50321 Diploma of Sport = $6,741.82, BSB50120 Diploma of Business = $9,208.35. 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. Please contact SEDA Group for eligibility requirements for 2023 programs.

Contact details for our Student Enrolment Manager, and how to get in touch with the team at SEDA.

Phone: 1300 777 332

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm AEST.

We’re here to help answer your questions.

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

SEDA Group (SEDA) and Melbourne Victory are proud to offer Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship options for students wishing to study Sport and Business in 2024.

Scholarships are available to students from diverse backgrounds who are seeking opportunities to explore a career in the field of Sport and Business.

Scholarships available:

  • Indigenous
  • CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse)
  • Female

Full tuition and material fee*

*With the exception of First Aid. HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is to be completed through an external provider/s under a fee for service arrangement. Fees may vary depending on the external provider and are in addition to the total program cost.

All students that wish to apply for a scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Commence SIS50321 Diploma of Sport and BSB50120 Diploma of Business in Term 1, 2024 (dual Diploma)#
  • Satisfy SEDA’s admission requirements
  • Be an Australian Citizen, have refugee status, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying to live in Australia permanently^
  • Come from underrepresented cohorts
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need

#Student must commence in Block 1, 2024 in the Melbourne Victory Sport & Business Program. ^Subject to visa conditions.

To apply for a scholarship, please express your interest to the Student Enrolment Manager when enquiring about your relevant Sport & Business Program. You will be required to complete a scholarship application form, and demonstrate the following:

  • motivation to succeed within the Sport and Business program
  • motivation to succeed in your chosen area of development within sport and/or business
  • initiative to seek opportunities to continually advance your professional and personal life
  • receiving this scholarship will assist in achieving your educational and career goals

All applicants for Scholarships are considered on the basis of merit providing equal opportunity to all applicants. Eligible candidates will be presented to a Scholarships Committee, which will undertake the selection of the recipient based on the above eligibility criteria.

The Scholarship Selection Committee will be made up of at least three relevant members of SEDA and Melbourne Victory.

Applicants will be assessed on:

  • Application form addressing the eligibility criteria above
  • A personal statement outlining personal goals and ambitions and a future contribution to the Australian sports and business community. Including the impact of the disadvantage experienced (if relevant) and the proposed impact the scholarship will have. This can be provided via a 200-word statement attached to the application letter or a 3-minute video explaining the above
  • Supporting documentation including referees within the sports and business community

Awarding of Scholarships will be made on the following criteria:

  • The impact the Scholarship will have on the applicant’s future career in the sports and business sector
  • The ability of the applicant to share a passion for their local sports club, sports interests or sports and business career aspirations. This can be demonstrated by online communications such as blogs, podcasts, social media, previous work, volunteer or student experience or any other relevant dreams or aspirations

Preference may also be given to applicants who have experienced long-term disadvantage due to any of the following:

  • Experiencing financial hardship; and/or
  • From a non-English speaking background (NESB); and/or
  • Having a disability or long-term medical conditions; and/or
  • Experienced other educational barriers and/or personal hardship, including but not limited to carers, sole parents.

The student must maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the scholarship.

FOR Schools, Career advisors and community sports managers

If you would like to speak to someone about our program on behalf of your school or sports association, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Team. They are available to speak to careers advisors, school teachers, community sports managers and other organisation representatives about our programs. 

Michael BEER

Business Development
P: 0439 638 921