SEDA College NT launches as an independent senior secondary school in the Northern Territory

Media Release 

Date 28 MARCH 2022 

Embargoed until 12.01am 4th April 

SEDA College NT launches as an independent senior secondary school in the Northern Territory, delivering Year 10, 11 and 12 NTCET programs in partnership with some of NT’s top sporting organisations. 

On Monday 4 April 2022 at Tennis NT, SEDA College NT celebrates becoming a registered independent senior secondary school. The event includes a unique look at the SEDA program, stories from Alumni and students, and the College’s connection to the NT community and industry.  

Keynote speaker, SEDA College NT’s Principal, Francis Gill will present in front of guests gathered to celebrate the launch of the College, including representatives from SEDA College NT’s sporting partners and the Northern Territory Department of Education.  

The SEDA NT program has been in partnership with Department of Education schools since 2013. This year, SEDA College NT opened as an independent school (Year 10, 11 and 12), providing a low fee option for families seeking hands-on learning and individualised approach to schooling. 

SEDA College NT engages over 110 students in education by using sport as a vehicle to ignite interest. Student experiences are unique because of the College’s relationships with NT’s leading sport organizations, enabling experiences with industry not found anywhere else. 

Students come to SEDA College NT from diverse backgrounds. Each student has a story. All students are mentored and supported through their individual journey. Regardless of their past experiences, the College welcomes students from Day 1 and through its bespoke MyPLAN program, grows maturity, resilience, and empowers pathways for futures.  

Students leave SEDA College NT work ready. With NTCET and VET certificates, further educational pathways at university and/or VET are accessible.  

About SEDA College’s official launch College Principal, Francis Gill stated: 

“Our College has a unique ability to thrive, be innovative and engage by allowing students to explore outside of the classroom and learn directly from industry. By identifying students’ key personal qualities and allowing them to develop important transferable skills, we provide a tailored, individual approach to our students that allows them pathways to success. Our ‘one teacher, one classroom’ approach also allows our teachers to take on a true mentoring approach, where they walk alongside and support the individual journey of our students as they complete their secondary education. We’re extremely excited to showcase what sets us apart from other schools, and all the career pathways that our programs can lead to.” 

The College’s connections with high profile sporting organisations provides students with access to work experiences and industry engagement opportunities they would not usually be exposed to.
“We have connections with AFLNT, Basketball NT, the Darwin Basketball Association, Cricket Australia, NT Cricket, NRL NT, the Parramatta Eels, Football NT, Netball NT and Tennis NT. These connections allow our students to complete year 10, 11 and 12 immersed in the sport and recreation industry. The College is able to combine its own expert knowledge with unrivalled opportunities for students to network and learn from some of the best in the industry.” 

SEDA’s education model places equal importance on developing strong personal attributes and transferable skills, such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and critical thinking as it does on academic successes. Every student works with their teacher and the wider College team to develop these skills and to build a tailored career plan to achieve future goals.  




SEDA College NT Launch 

Date: Monday 4 April 2022
Location: Tennis NT (9 Abala Road, Marrara)
Time: 8.30am – 10.30am  

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Applications for Year 10 enrolment are open for 2023 

Interested students can attend an information evening, to hear from the Principal, industry partners and learn about the College: 

Date: Monday 23 May 2022
Location: Tennis NT (9 Abala Road, Marrara)
Time: 6.00 PM

For media inquiries, please contact SEDA College NT Principal Francis Gill, via or on 0448 718 154.