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Melbourne United Sport & Business Program

SIS50321 Diploma of Sport & BSB50120 Diploma of Business

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Course Overview

The Melbourne United Sport & Business Program gives you the opportunity to study in a practical, hands-on learning environment and gain real experience in the sports industry working alongside the NBL’s Melbourne United.

The dual Diploma program delivered and assessed by SEDA Group (SEDA) will develop your skills and knowledge across a variety of areas including sponsorship, project and event management, talent identification protocols, social media and marketing. You will connect and learn from industry experts, coaches and elite athletes. You will also gain insight into the business elements of an elite sporting organisation.

You will have the opportunity to study curriculum matched your interests, complete a practical placement, assist in the running of various projects and participate in basketball specific high-performance activities - all designed to further develop your skills and experience.

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By completing the Melbourne United Sports & Business Program, you will have the opportunity for direct articulation* into a range of courses with one of SEDA’s tertiary partners or transition into the workforce. You will be equipped with the knowledge and attributes for a successful future. (*Subject to meeting eligibility requirements)

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Match day assistance at Melbourne United home games

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Coaching and officiating at Melbourne United basketball clinics

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Gain access to Melbourne United players and coaches

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Connect with Melbourne United staff in roles such as management, marketing, administration and events

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Gain an understanding of what it’s like to work across different roles in the sport industry

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Gain pathways to higher education across multiple undergraduate degrees including Exercise Science and Business

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Program Delivery

Program Details

Dual Diploma program delivered and assessed by SEDA comprising the SIS50321 Diploma of Sport & BSB50120 Diploma of Business:

  • January 2023 intake – 36-weeks duration (not including holidays)
  • Program includes specialisations in Sport Development and Coaching, in addition to the requirements to satisfy the SISSS00116 High Performance Coach skill set
  • Four (4) days of face-to-face training and assessment, inclusive of facilitated online delivery for some study areas
  • Participate in up to 80 hours of practical placement in industry
  • High-performance athlete development sessions, supported by the team at Melbourne United
  • Access to industry-leading facilities to complete practical sessions
    *Qualification subject to change in 2023.

Student Experiences

The Melbourne United Sport & Business Program offers a highly engaging learning environment and the opportunity for a range of exclusive and unique student experiences including:

  • Inner sanctum, game-day and community based experiences
  • Projects aligned to the strategic objectives of Melbourne United
  • Guest speakers and key industry personnel to enhance student learning
  • Access to industry-leading facilities and resources
  • Immersion in a professional sporting environment to develop insights into current and future careers
  • Practical placement opportunities
  • Tertiary preparation workshops
  • Tailored student support to assist with the transition to work or further study


Students will be assessed using a range of different methods including but not limited to observations, projects, written assessments, portfolios, role plays and research tasks.


The program will be located in close proximity to Melbourne United, who are based at Hoop City in Cheltenham, Victoria.

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Melbourne United and SEDA Group (SEDA) are very proud to offer Indigenous and Multicultural Scholarships to students who have applied or will apply for the Melbourne United Sport and Business Program in 2023.


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Learn more about the program from SEDA representatives as well as Melbourne United staff by attending an Information session.

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Register for an upcoming Virtual Information Session to hear about the program and from our sports industry panel including Melbourne United staff and current program students.

Wednesday 27th, October 2021.

7 pm

Zoom Webinar

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Contact Us

Want to find out more about the program? Contact the SEDA Admissions team or submit a question and someone will contact you soon.

SEDA Group RTO Provider Number: 22503
Melbourne United provides marketing and promotional services on behalf of SEDA relating to the recruitment of prospective students for this program.

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SEDA & Melbourne United

Melbourne United has partnered with SEDA Group as the leader in applied learning in the sport industry. The partnership allows students to gain industry recognised qualifications and unique insights into Melbourne United sports industry experts.

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