The Victoria University Secondary College Sports Academy supports our community’s growing demand for a program which provides pathways and opportunities for our students in sport.

It is recognised that Sport, Health and Physical Education play an important part in an individual’s holistic growth and development, and the Sports Academy programs offer students the opportunity to develop these skills further. The program recognises that student athletes require specialised and specific support in strength and conditioning as well as skills development in order to create a pathway for further sporting success.

The aim of the academy is to encourage positive educational and career outcomes for boys and girls by means of sport and recreation. In addition to the Sports Academy programs unique to our College, students have numerous opportunities to be involved in several different types of sports through our Interschool Sport Competition in conjunction with School Sport Victoria (SSV). 

The VUSC Sports Academy Programs:

  • encourage increased student participation levels in sport and physical activity;
  • raise students’ expectations of themselves;
  • provide an engaging curriculum program for our student athletes;
  • foster students’ personal development and encourage social growth;
  • foster strong partnerships with community organisations such as sporting clubs, universities, primary schools and State Sporting Organisations (SSO).

Several electives and courses are offered to students who are interested in careers in sporting and related industries, including Sport Education, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, Health and Human Development, Sport Science, Sport Leadership and Coaching, and VET Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. These program provide students with the opportunity to seek employment within the Community Recreation sector, equipping them with industry-recognised qualifications and the aspiration to excel both academically and physically.


The VUSC Sports Academy Programs are: 

  • Rugby League Academy

  • Athlete Development Program