SEDA pairs sport

July 14, 2023 BY

Graduates of SEDA College are well-rounded individuals with academic and industry experiences to support their future educational and employment pathways.

SEDA College is a co-educational independent senior secondary school for Years 11 and 12 that specialises in applied learning through individual learning and real-life industry experiences.

SEDA College partners with Australia’s leading sport, recreation, community, and trade organisations, including the Geelong Football Club, Cricket Australia, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Vixens and Melbourne United.

SEDA College graduates are well-rounded individuals with academic and industry experiences to support their future educational and employment pathways. They all share a similar passion for sport and thrive in an applied hands-on learning environment.

When and why was SEDA started?

SEDA started in 2007 to fill a gap in the education system that was not engaging students in their learning, This is achieved by using sport and real-life industry experiences to educate and empower student centred learning.

SEDA College transitioned to an independent secondary school in 2017 and has grown to more than 800 students across Victoria.

How does SEDA differ from traditional secondary school classes?

The SEDA model places student interest at the forefront of their Senior Secondary education, alongside a practical connection to industry. Students are able to gain a first-hand insight into what it is like to be a part of Australia’s leading organisations and sporting clubs.

Our “one teacher, one classroom” model 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 know from our connection to industry the key personal qualities and transferrable skills that employers are seeking. We place as much importance on developing these skills as progressing theoretical and academic knowledge.

How long has SEDA been operating in Geelong?

SEDA College has been operating in Geelong since 2009. We presently have three classes in Geelong that are in partnership with the Geelong Football Club, Cricket Victoria, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Vixens and Melbourne United.

How important are SEDA’s links with its industry partners?

The program provides a direct link to industry opportunities in a hands-on learning environment all connected to the students’ interests.

The connection between education and industry facilitates authentic learning experiences and student opportunities. This combination enables our students to acquire the skills to support future educational and employment pathways.

What sort of activities can they expect to undertake?

SEDA College offers a variety of activities as part of its curriculum. This includes presentations on health promotion strategies for positive mental health, induction and coaching sessions with elite sporting partners, and industry experience through match day activations in elite sporting environments. Surfing, skiing, participation in the SEDA Cup, and competing in School Sports Victoria complete the comprehensive student experience at SEDA College.

To find out more, register for the Geelong Information Session at the Geelong Arena on July 31 from 7pm.

Head to seda.vic.edu.au/events

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