St Kilda Football Club is teaming up with Holmesglen Institute to offer a unique tertiary education opportunity for those seeking to pursue a career in the fast growing sports industry.

Holmesglen’s concurrent SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development and SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management will see the curtain lifted at RSEA Park, with students set to learn from club and industry leaders.

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With simulated learning at the club’s Moorabbin base, students will enjoy unprecedented access to nearly all areas of the business, with leadership, high performance, coaching and sports science just some of the hands-on learning on offer.

“Students will share the hallowed halls of St Kilda’s spiritual home at Moorabbin alongside some of the Saints’ most promising talent,” St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis said.

“This course will give students unparalleled access to our club, allowing them to truly immerse themselves and learn about the different functions within the club.

“We’re really proud to join with Holmesglen Institute and provide this opportunity for people looking to enter the sporting industry. To learn from premiership players, coaches and leaders like Brett Ratten, Brendon Lade and Jarryd Roughead is a priceless opportunity to be seized,” he said.

As part of the course, the Saints will offer game-day experiences at both AFL and AFLW matches for students, as well as opportunities to shadow player rehabilitation, participate in coaching sessions and assist within the dynamic club operation areas.

“We’re really pleased to partner with St Kilda on this great initiative,” said Holmesglen Institute Chief Executive, Mary Faraone.

“Holmesglen seeks to give its students hands-on learning opportunities and a chance to develop industry connections, so they can use the course as a pathway to a career in sport.”

Course graduates complete a concurrent qualification which enables them to work in a range of industry roles, including sport coaching, sport administration, sports management and sporting events management, which are currently slated for very strong future job growth outlook.

In addition to learning onsite at RSEA Park, students will be able to access facilities and support available to all Holmesglen Institute learners, including libraries and student services, with the Institute’s Moorabbin campus nearby.

Anyone interested in learning more about the courses and touring the facilities are encouraged to attend an Open Day at RSEA Park on Monday 25 November from 4pm – 5pm.

Partnership details are also available here, or for course information call 9209 5518.