VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs
At SEDA College Victoria, we change students' lives by developing real skills and preparing them for a successful future.
The SEDA model places student interest at the forefront of their senior secondary education, alongside a practical connection to industry and an individual approach to teaching and learning. The College is able to access leading industry partnerships including Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, Netball Victoria, Basketball Victoria, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City, Tennis Victoria, Swimming Victoria, Australian Sailing, Life Saving Victoria, a number of AFL Clubs and AV Jennings.
The Board chose the SEDA Group model as the foundation for SEDA College as a result of the model’s success in engaging, educating and empowering young people in Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. What makes for an engaging education? For us, the key component is interest-based learning. Young people and their families choose SEDA College because we connect with their interests and then get students outside of the classroom to learn directly from industry.
Our ‘one teacher, one classroom’ model also allows our teachers to take on a true mentoring approach, where they walk alongside and support the individual journey of our students as they complete their secondary education. Teachers work with each student to develop their confidence as learners. Amongst other skills, our staff are specifically recruited for their capacity to build healthy and respectful relationships with students.
SEDA College delivers VCAL certification using an applied learning pedagogy where hands-on learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Through this applied learning model, students have a deeper connection to their education, resulting in enhanced engagement levels.
Students also undertake work and industry placements and community project work to develop their work readiness and community awareness.
Year Level: SEDA Graduate
When I came to SEDA, I felt like I was engaged and it felt like there were so many opportunities waiting for me. I loved every minute of it while I was there. I’m proud of my experiences at SEDA – if it wasn’t for SEDA I wouldn’t be where I am today, I wouldn’t take it back for one minute. In fact, if I could I’d go back and relive it all!
SEDA gave me the opportunity to go onto university, where I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Sports Science at Victoria University. I wasn’t really keen on VCE and was definitely interested in doing VCAL. The fact that I could go on and become a uni student after SEDA was really exciting. I’m proud to share my story about SEDA, it was a life changing experience.
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