The Victoria University 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 high performance 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, and industry professionals
  • 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 high performance services (strength & conditioning, performance analysis, athlete management).

Students using Virtual Reality Technology to learn new relaxation techniques for elite athletes.

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