Online graduates land roles in AFL & at the MCC

In 2021, Richmond Institute introduced the Diploma of Sport (SIS50321) – Online Delivery course in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology.

Since then, we have had graduates land incredibly roles within the sports industry.

Madeline recently landed a role at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCC) as Communications and Media Advisor.

Madeline’s journey with Richmond Institute started whilst living in Western Australia, where she was able to complete her online studies within a flexible learning environment.

“Being able to study the Diploma of Sport and engage with other students online allowed for a unique learning experience” she said.

The adaptability of the course due to the nature of online learning meant that students were able to efficiently complete what was asked of the course and then focus on part time or full-time work, social and sporting commitments.

Madeline also praised the environment of online learning which promoted discussion and questioning during class time, rather than taking up personal time outside of the course.

This has assisted her with her new role in Melbourne.

“In just the short time of being in my current role, I have already been able to impart some of the skills I learnt as a student such as emotional intelligence, workplace diversity, and event planning”.

Another graduate from the program, Harriet, recently started a full-time role as Ticketing Coordinator at the AFL.

Harriet credits the flexibility of the course as one of the main reasons for deciding to study with Richmond Institute.

“The online course allowed me to manage my time more efficiently than a traditional face to face course”.

Harriet commends lead teacher and facilitator Grant Weir for “engaging” sessions with “in depth discussions” surrounding relevant sporting topics and current affairs.

Her highlights from the course were in abundance, but singled out that establishing relationships and connections within the industry was key.

“The course helped me develop networking skills and ultimately my first industry connection with Grant”.

Grant is incredibly proud of Madeline and Harriet, and highlights that they were both great students who were always willing to learn more, establish networks and participate in classes.

“It is fantastic to see them both land such great roles within the industry” says Grant.

“They are great examples of students who fully apply themselves to their learning and take advantage of the resources around them. I wish them all the best”.

Both Madeline and Harriet are grateful for what the course has given them, and the opportunities it has provided.

“If you’re friendly, willing to put in the work, and willing to put yourself out there, it can really take you anywhere” they said.

“The knowledge and advice they will give is the kind of wisdom you can’t simply google or find in a textbook.” 


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