SEDA Group (SEDA), along with our industry partners, are proud to offer a number of scholarships for students wishing to study in 2025.

Scholarships are open to individuals from diverse backgrounds who are seeking opportunities for career development within the fields of sports and business.

Scholarships* may be available to someone who:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Is from a multicultural or refugee background
  • Identifies as female (Women in Sport)

*The number and type of scholarship available is unique to each Sport & Business Program. Please visit specific program pages for more information.

Eligibility and next steps

Scholarships may be offered to cover full or partial tuition fees at the discretion of SEDA Group and the relevant partner.

Scholarships will not cover:

  • Non-tuition fee.
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid which is to be completed through an external provider/s under a fee-for-service arrangement.
  • Optional International Study Tours.
  • Other program related costs.

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

  • Commence SIS50321 Diploma of Sport and BSB50120 Diploma of Business in Block 1, 2025 (Sport & Business Program)#.
  • 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^.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need.

#Student must commence in Block 1, 2025 in the Sport & Business Program consistent with their scholarship. ^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. If you receive, and accept, a letter of offer, you will then 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.
  • how 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 Committee will be made up of at least three relevant staff members of SEDA and the relevant industry partner.

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 will be provided via a 200-word statement attached to the application form 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 academic progress for the duration of the scholarship.

SEDA Group RTO:22503 is responsible for the training and assessment and the issuance of AQF certification documents. Collingwood Magpies, Cricket Australia, Melbourne United and Melbourne Victory work in collaboration with SEDA on marketing and promotional services relating to the recruitment of prospective students for this program. Information accurate as at April 2024.