VCAL program tailored for the basketball and football industry

Chisholm Sports Academy allows senior secondary students to undertake a sports- focused VCAL program that incorporates elite level basketball and AFL coaching supported by a strength and conditioning program.

The Rising Stars Program is tailored for emerging athletes with a passion for basketball and football looking for a career in the sports industry.

The VCAL component of the program is delivered by VIT registered teachers and is the same qualification as at secondary school. The sporting component is delivered by ex-Olympic basketball and AFL level coaches and qualified exercise science staff.

Chisholm’s Rising Star VCAL students are fully supported to provide every opportunity to successfully progress with their academic and physical on field/court performance.

Students will also gain real world industry experience through Chisholm’s network of partner organisations including AFL South East, PEAK, YMCA and other sporting associations. During their studies, the VCAL Rising Stars students will be mentored by elite athletes and senior students studying Chisholm’s Dual Diploma and Degree Sports Academy programs.

The program includes:

• Three mornings per week of elite level training and coaching sessions at the following venues:
o Casey Fields with quality AFL level coaches in partnership with Casey Demons.
o Casey Stadium with former Olympic coach Brendan Joyce supported by assistant coaches
• Individual strength and conditioning program for physical development
• Access to exclusive work placements in the sports industry
• Full Chisholm Sports Academy uniform
• Support on determining pathways and US college eligibility.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
Feb 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.