Sport & Business Program
The Sydney FC 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 Sydney FC 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 Sydney FC team.
*Sydney FC works in collaboration with SEDA Group RTO: 22503 on marketing and promotional services relating to the recruitment of prospective students for this program.
The program is based at Macquarie University, Sydney
SIS50321 Diploma of Sport BSB50120 Diploma of Business
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)
2024 COURSE MATERIAL FEE*:
- VET Student Loan
- Payment plan
*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.
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 Sydney FC. 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 Sydney FC 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 Sydney FC 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.
Graduates of the Sydney FC 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.
Hear from our partners
“Sydney FC are proud of the strong role we play in the community. Our partnership with SEDA, allows us to make a positive and practical impact on the lives of students seeking an exciting career in sports.”
Selection into the Sydney FC Sport & Business program is based on an online application and interview process.
Please see below entry requirements into the Sydney FC 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
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.
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.