Senior Secondary Sports Development Program

VCE program with a sports focus

Chisholm Sports Academy allows senior secondary students to undertake a VCE program that incorporates elite level basketball, netball and AFL football coaching supported by an athletic performance program.

VCE VCAL Rising Stars basketball studentsThe program is open to both traditional VCE and VCE Vocational Major (replacing VCAL in 2023) students across Chisholm’s Berwick, Frankston and Dandenong campuses. 

The Chisholm Sports Academy is open to all genders.

The sports development program is tailored for talented and emerging athletes with a passion for basketball, football, netball or soccer. 

The VCE 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, Victorian Netball League, AFL and A-League level coaches and qualified exercise science staff.

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

Students can also gain real world industry experience through Chisholm’s network of partner organisations including AFL South East, Casey Demons Football Club, Casey Demons VNL, Casey Basketball Association and other sporting organisations.

The program includes:

  • One morning per week of elite level training and coaching sessions at the following venues:
    • Casey Fields with quality AFL level coaches in partnership with the Casey Demons VFL and VFLW Football Club (students are expected to make their own way to Cranbourne for this day)
    • Casey Fields with A-league level coaches
    • Casey Stadium with former Olympic coach Brendan Joyce supported by assistant coaches
    • Casey Stadium with current Casey Demons VNL coach Robynn Pym supported by assistant coaches
  • One morning focussing on supporting athletic performance

A Chisholm Sports Academy uniform is provided.

Please note that a selection process applies.


Commencing February each year.

View the VCE Year 11 page

View the VCE Year 12 page