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Year 11 and 12
Independent Senior
Secondary College


A message from
our Principal
SEDA College is an independent,
co-educational Year 11 to Year 12 school
which provides HSC programs in a
hands-on, industry-based environment.

SEDA College brings a new model         The College Council chose the            Our teachers are educators,
of learning to senior secondary         SEDA Group model because of its          mentors, career advisors, workplace
students in NSW. We provide an          powerful core values and its success     supervisors and frontline mental
exciting and positive alternative to    in engaging students in education        and physical health advocates for
traditional senior schooling, with      in other parts of Australia. What        our students.
an HSC course designed to engage        makes for an engaging education?
students with their learning, and       For us, the key component is             The College has a strong pastoral
empower them to achieve personal        interest-based learning. The College     care model which is led by our
growth and success during and           promotes a model of learning that        teachers. Our students, their
beyond school. The College’s aim is     places students and their life choices   families and their teachers work
to develop an engaging and caring       at the centre of everything we do.       collaboratively to find productive
learning environment which fosters                                               ways to resolve the challenges that
the holistic growth of each young       SEDA College delivers the HSC            arise during the student’s time at
person, and provides pathways to        curriculum using an applied learning     school. We use a restorative justice
lifelong learning.                      pedagogy, which means hands-on           approach to challenging situations
                                        learning happens both inside             and work closely with students and
At SEDA College, students benefit       and outside of the classroom.            their families to provide support and
from being exposed to high              Through this applied learning            access to local services within their
standards and a range of learning       model, students have a deeper            neighbourhoods.
opportunities, allowing them to         connection to their education.
reach their personal and career         Students also undertake industry         On behalf of the SEDA College
goals. It is our intention to produce   placement and community work             Council, and our teaching and
graduates who are confident             throughout their time at the College,    administrative staff, I welcome you
learners, care for and about others,    to develop their work readiness and      to join us in 2021. We look forward
and are optimistic about their          community awareness.                     to working with you and watching
future. Our hope is that they will be                                            our students grow in confidence
well-rounded individuals who want       SEDA College promotes strong             and skills over the final years of
to make a difference on both the        relationships between students           their secondary education.
local and global stage. To achieve      and staff. The ‘one teacher, one
these aims, SEDA College has            class model allows the teacher to
developed a partnership with SEDA       really get to know students, their
Group to implement its educational      personal circumstances and their
                                        career aspirations, and to help them     Kate O’Donnell
model, and to access industry                                                    Principal
partnerships with leading national      develop confidence and lifelong
and state organisations.                learning skills.

                                                                                                  COLLEGE PROSPECTUS     3

           Why choose
           SEDA College

4   SEDA College
SEDA College is an Independent Senior
High School and provider of the Higher
School Certificate (HSC) program.
We aim to bring out the best in our
students by focussing on key elements
that define our unique approach.

             CONNECT TO                               INDIVIDUAL LEARNING
             INDUSTRY                                 APPROACH

SEDA Students experience a               Our ‘one teacher, one class’
unique education pathway due             approach allows our teachers to
to our relationship with some            take on a true mentoring role, where
of Australia’s leading sporting          they get the time to know you and
organisations. You will be involved      your individual aspirations. They take
in industry experiences you will not     the time to support you as you learn
find anywhere else. We develop           through your own experiences and
the curriculum in conjunction            define your own journey.
with our industry partners so that
you can develop the knowledge,
skills and attributes required of
industry professionals.

             LEARN OUTSIDE                            DEVELOP YOUR
             THE CLASSROOM                            CAREER PLAN

You will learn in real workplaces and    We know from our connection to
directly from industry experts. You’ll   industry the key personal qualities
have the chance to get out of your       and transferable skills that employers
comfort zone and make mistakes,          are looking for. We place as much
and this is where real learning          importance on developing these skills
takes place. We’ll equip you with        as academic progress. Through a
transferable skills that will help you   tailored, individual approach known
to be successful outside of school.      as MyPlan, your teacher will support
                                         you as you develop these skills.

                                                             COLLEGE PROSPECTUS   5

    Sports Development Program (SDP)

    SEDA College partners with major sporting brands and           Students are provided with a range of peak experiences
    organisations that facilitate real life industry experiences   including:
    and student opportunities. The program integrates
    HSC and Vocational Education and Training (VET)                ›	Match day assistance at game days and major events
    where students are immersed in industry through unique         ›   Delivery of community and holidays programs
    inductions, community events and work placements. This
    combination enables our students to acquire the skills to      ›	Coaching and officiating at schools, competitions,
    support future educational and employment pathways.               and community events

    We are excited to offer the following programs:                ›	Event management at state tournaments
                                                                      and competitions
    ›   AFL NSW HSC Program
                                                                   ›	Opportunities to secure work placements across
    ›   Cricket Australia HSC Program                                 a variety of departments within sports organisations
    ›   Netball NSW HSC Program                                       including game development, administration,
                                                                      events and fan development.
    ›   Parramatta Eels HSC Program

    ›   South Sydney Rabbitohs HSC Program                         Year 11
    ›   Sydney FC HSC Program                                      ›   Preliminary HSC

    ›   Sydney Kings Basketball HSC Program                        ›   VET Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

    ›   Western Sydney Wanderers HSC Program                       ›   VET Certificate II in Business Services

6   SEDA College
Year 12                                                        Fees
›   HSC                                                        The current College fee has been set at $5,700 per annum.
                                                               This all-inclusive fee includes:
›   VET Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
                                                               ›   Full uniform
›   VET Certificate II in Business Services Completion
                                                               ›   Chromebook computer
Upon successful completion of the two years at SEDA
College, students will achieve the following qualifications:   ›   Coaching qualifications

›   HSC                                                        ›   Vocational Education qualifications

›   Certificate II in Sport and Recreation                     ›   Industry experiences

›   Certificate III in Sport and Recreation                    ›   First Aid Certificate

›   Certificate II in Business Services                        ›   Sports Medicine Level 1 Certificate

›   Sport specific coaching qualifications                     ›   Tuition costs

›	Outdoor recreation qualifications in canoeing,              ›   Camp costs
   navigating and bushwalking
                                                               ›   Small group support in Year 12
›   Advanced First Aid Certificate
                                                               ›   Welfare support

Eligibility                                                    ›   Inter-school sport competitions

Please note:                                                   Payment plans are available.

›   Positions at SEDA College are limited                      Applications for Scholarships and fee reduction can be made
                                                               by families who are offered a place at SEDA College.
›	Selection for the sport program is not based
   on sport skill or ability

Students must currently be completing Year 10
or equivalent to apply for Year 11 entry. Students who
have a non-traditional or different schooling history
should contact our admissions staff to determine
their eligibility for the College.

Students must have completed Year 11 for entry into
the Year 12 HSC course. Applicants for Year 12 must
start in term 4 of year 11. We are not able to accept
students into the Year 12 course later than October
of the year preceding year 12 graduation.

                                                                                                          COLLEGE PROSPECTUS   7

    SEDA College operates across two campuses,
    Glebe and Sydney Olympic Park.

                                             2 Sydney Olympic Park

    54 Parramatta Road,                     QuayCentre, Olympic Boulevard,
    Forest Lodge NSW, 2037                  Sydney Olympic Park NSW, 2127

    Our city campus is located opposite     Our Olympic Park campus is located
    Sydney University on Parramatta         inside the QuayCentre and is directly
    Road in Forest Lodge. Buses stop        adjacent to the International Hockey
    less than 100m from the front           Centre at Olympic Park. A short
    door and run directly from Central      walk from Olympic Park station
    Station every 2 minutes in the          and accessible by bus, the campus
    morning. The campus features:           features:

    ›	Large open learning spaces           ›	Large classrooms overlooking
       and classrooms                          the Hockey field

    ›	High speed internet                  ›	High speed internet

    ›	Kitchen and sunny internal           ›	Kitchen
       eating area
                                            ›	Bicycles for student use
    ›	Weights and cardio room
                                            ›	Access to the ACPE university
    ›   Walking distance to Victoria Park      campus basketball courts and
                                               learning spaces
    ›	Across the road from Sydney
       University sports grounds            ›	Access to Netball NSW courts

8   SEDA College

           The SEDA College
           The number one factor attributed to
           positive student outcomes is the teacher.
           Our ‘one teacher, one classroom’ model
           enables our teachers to take on a true
           mentoring approach.

           Each core teacher is a Physical         All staff are invested in unlocking
           Education specialist who is trained     each student’s potential as they
           and qualified by SEDA to deliver        guide them on a pathway to success.
           other core subjects such as Sport       Our teachers develop a professional
           and Recreation, Work Studies and        relationship with their students,
           Business. They take the role of         giving them the skills and guidance
           teacher, mentor, career advisor         required to realise their full potential.
           and workplace supervisor for
           the students in their class.            At the heart of the SEDA College
                                                   Program is a fundamental belief
           Our staff are experts in their field,   in the capacity of all students
           helping students to develop their       to learn and grow and improve.
           individual passions and achieve
           outstanding success.                    Students graduate from SEDA
                                                   College as mature, resilient,
           Our teachers also have a broad          independent and capable young
           range of professional skills and        adults with the ability to both
           excellent theoretical and practical     lead and work within teams.
           grounding and work in close             Our students are well placed
           collaboration with industry             to make informed choices
           experts delivering hands-on             about their next step towards
           learning and creating meaningful        employment or further study.
           workplace connections.

10   SEDA College
MyPLAN is a digital portfolio and
system to help students track their
goals, achievements , experiences
and growth while they are at SEDA.
Development of the portfolio and the
associated work skills and personal
habits is supported with regular
class sessions and MyPLAN meetings
between parents, teachers and
students. Your first MyPLAN meeting
happens before the start of classes
for Year 11.

Five core skills that are developed
and tracked through the MyPLAN
process are:

›   Problem Solving
›   Personal Organisation
›   Self-Awareness
›   Communication
›   Teamwork

                  COLLEGE PROSPECTUS   11

     Student learning
     SEDA College students engage in an interesting
     and relevant curriculum that enhances learning
     through its connection to sport and recreation,
     work and life skills.

     PDHPE                                   Work placements undertaken over          Students are also eligible to enrol
                                             the two years at SEDA contribute         in Standard Mathematics 1, and
     All SEDA students study Personal        to learning in this area. Business       study that course in both years 11
     Development, Health and Physical        Services also has the option of          and 12. Standard Mathematics has
     Education in Years 11 and 12.           sitting an external HSC exam             a compulsory external HSC exam
     Covering health, performance,           in Year 12.                              at the end of Year 12.
     anatomy, physiology, nutrition and
     sports medicine, this is a crucial
     study area for students interested in   Sport and Recreation                     Work Studies
     their own development as an athlete
     and for anyone wanting to work in
                                             and Coaching                             Studied in Year 12, this course
                                             Students qualify as grass roots          provides invaluable opportunities
     the health and sports industries.
                                             coaches and referees in their            for students to develop their
     PDHPE has a compulsory external
                                             own sport and in some cases,             confidence and skills related to
     HSC exam at the end of Year 12.
                                             in 2 or 3 sports offered at SEDA.        professionalism, job application and
                                             They develop the skills and attributes   interview technique. Aligned with
     English Studies                         needed to teach sport to a wide          our MyPLAN tracking, students work
                                             variety of people and ages. They         on attributes that will help them
     All students study English as part                                               succeed in a competitive job market.
     of the HSC. As well as having           access industry experts and sport
     practical and interesting topic         partners to gain an understanding
     choices, English Studies also has the   of coaching principles and               Work Placement
     option of sitting an external HSC       developing and delivering sports
     exam in Year 12. Students may also      coaching sessions.                       and MyPLAN
     apply to study Standard English in                                               Our students explore career
                                             Students complete the Sport and
     cases if they have shown high level                                              pathways and a variety of work
                                             Recreation Certificate 2 in Year 11
     results in Year 10. Standard English                                             settings to acquire valuable and
                                             and the Certificate 3 in year 12.
     has a compulsory external HSC                                                    transferable work skills that
                                             As part of this subject, students
     exam at the end of Year 12.                                                      employers value. Students have
                                             improve their leadership skills and
                                                                                      many opportunities to complete
                                             put ideas into action organising
                                                                                      volunteering with industry partners
     Business Services                       activities and events outside of
                                                                                      and build their resumes while
                                             the classroom.
     Studied as part of our Year 11                                                   also creating a network of
     and 12 curriculum, Business                                                      professionals in their chosen
     Services allows students to gain        Numeracy and                             industry. Work placement provides
     the Certificate 2 in Business on                                                 students with a crucial hands-on
                                             Mathematics                              learning experience in a variety
     graduation. This subject provides
     many practical skills for success       All students complete a stage 6          of workplaces one day per week.
     in the workplace.                       Numeracy course in Year 11 as part
                                             of the process of ensuring they meet
                                             the Numeracy Minimum Standard
                                             required to gain the HSC.

12   SEDA College
Sample student timetable
Students attend SEDA five days a week, completing a timetable that will
look similar to the one shown below. The timetable below is subject to
change. Up to three days a week, students complete the classroom-based
component of their qualifications. The other two days of the week focus
on practical, and industry-based learning activities.

             Monday        Tuesday      Wednesday Thursday       Friday

             Work          Numeracy/                 Sport & Rec MyPLAN/
Session 1                            PDHPE
             Placement     Maths                     Coaching    Business

             Work                                    Sport & Rec
Session 2                  PDHPE        Business                 English
             Placement                               Coaching

             Work                       Wellbeing/ Sport & Rec Numeracy/
Session 3                  English
             Placement                  Sport      Coaching    Maths

*Example 2020 Sports Development Program Timetable

                                                          COLLEGE PROSPECTUS   13

     Develop your skills
     for an exciting career
     SEDA students develop transferable skills,
     which lead to a variety of exciting career
     options. Students who have graduated
     from SEDA are studying and working
     in a broad range of industries including:

     ›   Strength and Conditioning    ›   Event Management

     ›	Overseas College              ›	Fan and Community
        Scholarships                     Development

     ›   Game Development             ›   Teaching

     ›   Sport and Exercise Science   ›   Childcare Services

     ›   Sport Coaching               ›   Business

     ›   Sport Management             ›   Trade Apprenticeships

     ›   Fitness                      ›   Defence Forces

                                          “One of the best things about SEDA is the work
                                          placement. No other school I know of provides
                                          students the opportunities to get involved in real-life
                                          experience in the field of their choice. I was out of the
                                          classroom trying new things, developing professional
                                          skills, and gaining an understanding of what
                                          I wanted to do at the completion of Year 12.
                                          I am now studying a Bachelor of Primary Education
                                          and employed in a school as a Support Officer.”

                                          Bella Ciantar
                                          SEDA College Alumni

14   SEDA College
“SEDA College allowed me to grow
in confidence and provided me
with opportunities within the sport
industry. I am currently completing
an internship with Sydney FC whilst
studying a Sports Coaching degree,
majoring in Events Management.
My advice to future SEDA students
is to enjoy the opportunities SEDA
College has to offer you.”

Abbey Harrison
SEDA College Alumni

                               COLLEGE PROSPECTUS   15

            The SEDA College

16   SEDA College
At SEDA College, students engage
in key school activities, as well as a
variety of experiences and events in
conjunction with our Industry Partners.

Peak Experiences                        Student Experiences
›   Sport Partner Inductions            ›   Interschool Sport

›   Game day and volunteer              ›   SEDA Cup
                                        ›   Mega Clinic
›   Day 1 at the SCG
                                        ›   Graduation
›   NAIDOC week sports forum
                                        ›   College Formal
›   Outdoor recreation camp

›   International Women’s Day

›   Wednesday Wellbeing sessions

›	Whole school mental health

*These events may change year to year

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            Enrolment Process
                    Apply online
              1     Complete an online application form at

                    Attend an Information Session
              2     The information sessions are a great way to learn
                    more about SEDA and hear from our Principal.

                    Attend an interview
              3     Once you have applied our Admissions Team will contact
                    you to book an interview with our teaching staff.

                    If accepted

                    Complete enrolment form
              4     To secure a place which has been offered, families must
                    complete an enrolment form which will be sent via email.

                    Attend uniform fitting
              5     Our uniform supplier will be in touch with you
                    to organise a uniform fitting at a suitable time.

                    Experience Orientation Day
              6     We hold an Orientation Day, where students
                    meet their teachers and peers.

                    Start at SEDA College
              7     Start SEDA in 2021 and beyond.
                    Engage, educate, empower.

                    The SEDA College admissions team is happy to discuss the admissions process with you further.
                    Please contact us on 9699 8968 or info@sedacollege.nsw.edu.au for more information.

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                           “SEDA College empowered me to
                           step outside my comfort zone which
                           in turn helped me build my confidence.
                           I enjoyed all of the opportunities and
                           experiences that were available
                           to me during my time at SEDA.
                           Currently, I am volunteering at
                           a school working with children
                           with special needs whilst studying
                           a Bachelor of Physical Education.”

                           Tom Allen
                           SEDA College Alumni

PO Box 529
Broadway, Glebe NSW 2007
E: info@sedacollege.nsw.edu.au
P: 02 9699 8968


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