About VU

Sport academies for emerging athletes

Are you an emerging high-performance athlete or coach studying the SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development? The Victoria Polytechnic sport academies offer you the opportunity to develop your sporting potential by completing an industry recognised qualification alongside your industry training.

We have collaborated with Future Pro to develop programs that are run by qualified and experienced coaches. Our elite-level coaching and conditioning programs are designed to maximise your skills and knowledge by providing a solid foundation for you to pursue a career in the professional sport industry.

Sport academy offerings

Choose from:

  • basketball
  • soccer
  • netball
  • golf
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Mixed Martial Arts.

Get access to:

  • sport-specific training by highly qualified and experienced coaches

  • industry-focused educational delivery which may include the attainment of additional coaching qualifications

  • VU's $68 million sport & exercise science laboratories
  • physical screening and testing services
  • massage and osteopathy treatments
  • athlete research
  • sport nutrition advice.

Academy structure

A typical week consists of:

  • face to face classroom learning
  • online self-directed study
  • engagement with community in a work-integrated learning context
  • sport-specific training and conditioning.

Industry Connections

You'll be trained by qualified and experienced coaches with established industry relationships.

To deliver these sport-specific programs, Victoria Polytechnic and Future Pro partner with the:

  • Andrew Gaze Academy
  • MMA Academy.


After completing the program, you could find work as a:

  • competition manager
  • program developer
  • talent development manager
  • sport development manager
  • professional athlete
  • coach.

Contact us

Phone: 1300 82 33 87