Empowering Educators: Hillcrest Christian College Staff Successfully Complete Mental Health First Aid Training at the Swinburne Centre

Earlier this month the Richmond Institute welcomed staff from Hillcrest Christian College to the Swinburne Centre to participate in the Mental Health First Aid course. The engaging and collaborative session was successful, with 25 staff trained on the day and plenty of thought-provoking discussions. Wellbeing Curriculum Coordinator, Rebecca Ludlow highlighted the importance of the training. […]

From Canberra to Melbourne, Why John Chose Richmond Institute

Twelve months ago, I was sitting in my backyard in Canberra, soaking up the last of the afternoon sun. I opened my laptop, logged into Zoom, and in the information session that followed I heard enough about the Richmond Institute to make up my mind. I decided to apply. I grew up and went to […]

Why I chose Richmond Institute!

The first half of the year at Richmond Institute has formed many memories and connections within the sporting industry. I chose to complete the Dual Diploma of Sport/ Leadership and Management after completing 3 years at university where I studied a Bachelor of Criminology and then switched to a Bachelor of Teaching. Although these courses […]

Richmond Institute provides flexible study options for young Tigers

 Richmond Football Club young guns Rhyan Mansell and Sam Banks have bright futures ahead of them, both on and off the football field. The young Tigers, who now live together in Melbourne, moved from their homes in Tasmania to chase the football dream and have recently enrolled in the Diploma of Sport – Online (SIS50321) […]

Placement at Richmond Institute

In my short time at Richmond Institute, I have had the opportunity to work in professional sports environments and create lifelong friendships with my peers! I took the risk of deferring my university degree to come and study at Richmond Institute which was the best decision I have made. The environment and culture have allowed […]


The Richmond Institute recently found themselves with an “away” fixture, delivering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to staff at the Essendon Football Club. Once a suitable time was arranged to fit into the busy Bomber schedule, the staff completed the blended MHFA course with an engaging and thought-provoking face-to-face session. James Polkinghorne, Essendon’s Education Academy […]

From Melbourne to Cairns: How AFL can play a role in connecting two cultures.

Richmond Institute would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of Normanby Station the Balnggarrawarra people, and pay respect to their elders past, present, and emerging. For they hold the memories, tradition, culture, and hope of Aboriginal Australia, this land always was and always will be Aboriginal land. Recently selected Richmond Institute students had the privilege […]

Hayley’s Richmond Institute Journey

Hayley is another individual excelling in her time at Richmond Institute. Throughout this AFL season, Hayley has been lucky enough to be completing an internship for not only Richmond’s Commercial Operations team, but their Events team as well. Hayley helps to assist the running of events, ensuring the night runs as smoothly off the field […]

Meet Ange – VWFL

Meet Ange, who spends his weekends as an integral part of Richmond’s Wheelchair Football Program. Like many others, Ange was unsure of his pathways post Year 12 until he came across Richmond Institute’s dual diploma with his school careers counsellor.  Drafted in 2019 to Essendon, Ange is currently in his fourth season as a Wheelchair […]

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