The Victoria Polytechnic sport academies offer emerging high-performance athletes and coaches studying the Diploma of Sport Development the opportunity to undertake industry training while completing an industry-recognised qualification.

In collaboration with Future Pro, the programs are delivered by qualified and experienced coaches. These 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 Diploma of Sport Development in a sport academy, you could find work as a:

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

Find out more

Find out more about the Diploma of Sport Development or register to attend a course information session on campus.

Phone: 1300 82 33 87