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The Simon Black Academy (SBA) provides student athletes with the opportunity to gain a university qualification while training in an elite academy environment.


The qualifications aim to provide you with a career pathway in conjunction with your elite sporting aspirations. Studying the Diploma of Sports Development (Elite) through the Simon Black Academy partnership means you are exposed to opportunities on and off the field with real-time industry immersion while you study, for ultimate employability.

Participation in sport is important not only for your fitness, but also for local communities, social connectedness and overall health and welling. A Diploma of Sports Development equips you with the skills to take on alternative career paths that complement your sports aspirations.

Studying through the Simon Black Academy partnership provides an immediate, practical and industry-connected perspective to the qualification. Most students are young people with a passion for Aussie Rules football who have completed high school. You’ll train at an elite level while also completing your studies, with the help and support of your coaches on and off the field. After completing your diploma, you can then go on to further study with a Bachelor of Business Sports Management.

Collaboration, community, employability and industry immersion are the focus of this partnership and this aligns with our core values and strategic priorities.


Louie Bulzomi | Student
I really loved the flexibility of online learning and how the course material was presented – especially the assessment briefs. Getting to know the lecturers personally was a major help – even those based in Spain!
Louie Bulzomi
Diploma of Sport Development (Elite)


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