RMIT Sports Academy

An academy for the development of high-performance athletes, coaches and student interns.

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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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. RMIT also competes in the UBL – a National Basketball league in which universities from all over Australia compete. 

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To register your interest representative Basketball Join Basketball- Redbacks Team or contact

Interested in playing social basketball? Join the RMIT Basketball Club

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RMIT Tennis

Register your interest by emailing

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

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.


  • 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 areas 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 to hear about the current WIL and employment opportunities.

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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.