RMIT Sports Academy

An academy for the development of aspiring athletes, coaches and staff.

What is the Academy?

The RMIT Sports Academy offers high level sport for participants, coaches, administrators and student interns. The Academy will offer a highly professional environment for a transformational student experience while preparing participants for life and work.

As part of the Academy, participants benefit from complimentary gym use, an Exercise Physiologist-designed training program, RMIT Health Clinic use (including osteopathy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine and massage), and a dedicated Sports Academy Director of Medical.

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Basketball

We have elite Basketball opportunities with our Men’s and Women’s teams competing in Victoria’s semi-professional league the Big V. Division 2 Women and Division 1 Men. In 2022 RMIT will compete for the first time in the UBL - a National Basketball league in which Universities from all over Australia compete. 

Follow @RMITBigV on Facebook and Instagram.

Website: rmitbigv.com

Register here for UBL (University Basketball League) or contact sarah.mckenna@rmit.edu.au

Interested in playing social basketball? Join the RMIT Basketball Club or see UniSport Nationals.

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RMIT Tennis

Register your interest by emailing sport@rmit.edu.au.

Based at the RMIT Sports Centre at Bundoora campus, the program is known for its strong culture, high-level coaching and community partnerships with the Bundoora Tennis Club and Gripping Potential Tennis Coaching.

Other opportunities to compete for RMIT in tennis include UniSport Nationals.

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RMIT Esports and Games

Register your interest by emailing sport@rmit.edu.au.

Supporting our RMIT Esports and Games Club members to excel at the highest level, develop their skills and participate in competition.

RMIT Esports and Games are based at the City campus spaces including our centralised social games space and our livestream studio available to the RMIT community.

Other opportunities to compete for RMIT in Esports and Games include RMIT Esports and Games Club and UniSport Nationals.

Join the RMIT Esports Discord.

Facilities

  • Athletics training track
  • Multiple synthetic training surfaces
  • Indoor training stadium
  • Gymnasium
  • Video analysis technology
  • Exercise Science Laboratory’s fitness testing resources
  • Function rooms
  • Health Sciences Clinic, osteopathy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, massage, and psychology.

 

Work Integrated Learning

The Academy has formal partnerships with faculties across the University to provide resources that in combination with the infrastructure deliver upon the vision of the Academy.

RMIT faculties supporting the Academy include:

  • Health Sciences – myotherapy, chiropractic, Chinese medicine, osteopathy
  • Media and Communication
  • College of Business
  • Education – Coaching, clinics
  • Exercise Science – Strengthening and conditioning, game analytics

RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements

The Academy offers a variety of opportunities for students to gain valuable experience in their field of study, across the sports, teams and programs offered, helping on-field, off-field, at games, events, trainings and other key moments.

You meet new people, you make connections, my new job is in the sports and entertainment insights, my experience working with RMIT Big V internship helped me a lot… I’m so proud of the RMIT Redbacks Culture and I will always be a Redback.

2021 RMIT Big V Basketball – Analytics Student Intern

It's fantastic to have in person hands on experience, testing what does and doesn't work, across a wide variety of Sports. I recommend getting involved in the RMIT Sports Academy internship.

2021 Sports Academy Media Intern

Gain relevant, hands-on experience by practicing your skills in a fun, supportive and professional environment.  

Email sport@rmit.edu.au to hear about the current WIL and employment opportunities.

RMIT Sports Media Program

As part of the Sports Media Program, you'll have the opportunity to make media with a variety of RMIT Sport and Fitness teams and clubs, plus RMIT Sport events.

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What is the RMIT Sports Media Program?

The RMIT Sports Media Program is the hub where our talented sports journalists, broadcasters, commentators, interviewers, photographers, social media curators, videographers and wider media creatives come together to capture spectacular sporting moments from the Redback community. 

If you are passionate about sport, travel opportunities, creating engaging content, building your professional industry networks and portfolio, working with RMIT’s established partners and elite athletes in high-end sporting environments; the RMIT Sports Media Program is the place for you to grow your skills.  

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Media opportunities available

  • Photographers 
  • Media and content managers
  • Radio presenters
  • Journalists
  • Commentators/Casters
  • Online news authors
  • TV presenters
  • Social media producers
  • Podcasters
  • Visual effect designers
  • Interviewers
  • Videographers
  • Editors
  • Graphic designers

Work with us

We are looking for passionate students from within our community to join our talented fleet of content creators, either in front or behind the camera to make media for us this year.

  • Traveling to Perth for the UniSport Nationals 
  • Diving with a Go Pro and filming sea life with the Underwater Club 
  • Shout casting the League of Legends Nationals 
  • Learning how to network with sports leaders in our industry guest seminars
  • Interviewing Elite Athletes representing Australia on live radio
  • Covering the RMIT Big V Basketball Awards Ceremony 
  • Hosting a variety of Sport and Fitness Videos 
  • Photographing RMIT Indigenous guernseys for NAIDOC Week 
  • Designing Sport Campaigns to be displayed on the city’s biggest billboards
Having the knowledge and practical experience to broadcast live sport has put me in good stead to write and understand the game. It has helped develop my confidence presenting on camera and it’s taught me how to communicate with industry professionals.

– Kendra Jewell, Editor in Chief at The Swanston Gazette

The biggest benefit I've found from the internship, is just how much I've grown in terms of expanding my skills. I’ve made connections, spoken to athletes, and got insights into the industry that has helped me get a job.

– Samuel Cincotta, 2020 RMIT Sport Media Intern

How else can I get involved?

Tailor your opportunities through the RMIT Sports Media Program by contributing your skills to the wider Redbacks community. We are currently accepting applications for the following paid and volunteer positions: 

Email sport@rmit.edu.au to find out more. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.