Classes are located at community hubs and sport and recreation facilities. These venues are fully equipped with all the infrastructure required for a classroom setting, allowing students to complete theory-based learning as well as practical activities. You can find a list of our classroom venues here
Students travel to the program via public transport. The SEDA program aims to develop students’ independence, confidence and time management skills and independent travel is part of this self-development.
Unfortunately, SEDA does not have any boarding or accommodation facilities. While some students at SEDA have relocated to undertake the program, this has been facilitated on an individual basis through family, friends and other organisations.
SEDA classes are structured to be delivered in an applied learning setting. Students complete their senior secondary certificate, alongside VET qualifications/units in the areas of sport and recreation, via a hands-on curriculum. Students’ curriculum includes activities based in the classroom, the workplace and the community.
No, all students leave their current school and attend the SEDA program full-time. .
No, all programs a delivered on a full-time basis only.
Yes, students can still be involved in sport and sporting teams outside of school.
Students are responsible for sourcing their own work placement; however, SEDA will prepare students with key information and skills, and support students through the process of securing a placement. Year 10 students must complete their placement in the sport and recreation industry and Year 11 students may seek placements in other industries (eg. trade, retail) if they choose.
No, instead the program offers students entrance into further education via direct application to TAFEs and universities, including our education partners. Students and parents will receive information and support from SEDA throughout this process. You can also view some of our alumni stories here.
Students apply online via our online application form here. Applications open on the 1st of May each year and students apply to begin the program in February the following year.
Selection into SEDA’s Sport Development Programs is not dependent on skill and students of all skill levels may apply and participate in the program.
Program numbers are limited. Applications are assessed on a ‘first come, best dressed’ basis. We encourage applicants to apply early. You can find out more about our application process here.