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GOAL HSC Courses (Sport)

Whether you’re happiest on the track, on the field, on the court or cheering on the sidelines, doing your HSC with one of GOAL’s sporting stream classes will keep you excited about finishing your final years of school.

Changing schools can feel daunting, but having a group of classmates who love the same sport means that you’ll have something to bond over before you’ve even started.

We offer the following courses:

  • AFL HSC Course
  • Basketball HSC Course
  • Cricket HSC Course
  • Hockey HSC Course
  • Netball HSC Course
  • Rugby League HSC Course
  • Rugby Union HSC Course
  • Football (Soccer) HSC Course
  • Volleyball HSC Course

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The Cool Stuff

Studying with us is more than just completing your HSC in a classroom. You’ll participate in a number of experiences that are designed to complement our curriculum, and keep you interested in your education and future beyond school.

More Sport (Weekly Training Sessions)

In addition to interschool sport, our students participate in sport-specific training and game sessions each week. These sessions are for everyone, regardless of current skill level, or whether you’re part of an interschool team. We also hold a Campus of Origin event every term where all students are able to participate in a range of competitive intercampus sport.

More Connections (Ambassador Program)

We bring successful sportspeople into the classroom. These ambassadors work with our students every term, delivering skills training, motivational talks, and visiting clinics to help our students develop their skills as coaches. Our ambassadors bring a background of sporting achievements and leadership within the sporting industry to inspire, connect with and motivate you.

In addition to sport-specific ambassadors, our classes have access to a different industry specialist presenter each term. These guest speakers can present on topics such as sports dietetics, exercise physiology, coaching, traditional and social media, sports psychology and physiotherapy.

More Skills (Strength & Conditioning)

Beginning in Term 4 in Year 11, you will participate in a specialist strength and conditioning assessment followed by weekly structured sessions with a trainer. This will help you to improve your fitness and skills, and to achieve your personal fitness goals. This program runs for ten weeks.

More Experience (Disabilities Training)

Caring is such an important part of our school values and community, and it’s important for you to have training and experience in this area. Our partnerships with Special Olympics Australia and Disability Sports Australia allow our students to be trained and gain experience working alongside the best of the best in this field. Some of our previous students have unexpectedly found their future career paths through working with primary school students with special needs.

More Time (Non-ATAR)

We pride ourselves on delivering an HSC program that balances academic learning, work skills and personal growth. We remain firmly committed to a non-ATAR HSC to allow you the time and freedom to achieve success in all aspects of your life. We don’t want you to have to stop participating in the things you love outside of school because of the pressure associated with a traditional ATAR HSC.

More Opportunities (Teammate Network)

We work with a wide range of sporting industry Teammates, ambassadors, guest speakers and clubs to complement the classroom learning for each of our sporting stream classes. This makes it easier for you to volunteer in your local community, and for there to be a more exciting range of work placement opportunities across our Teammate network that can be better tailored to you.


Volunteering is a core component of our HSC. Our relationships across our Teammate network mean that our students have plenty of opportunities to complete their volunteering hours.

These opportunities can include:

  • Volunteering at matches, competitions and tournaments
  • Running events at schools and with clubs
  • Helping to deliver community and holiday programs
  • Delivering sport programs, including multicultural and all-abilities activities
  • Coaching and officiating competitions at schools, tournaments and community events

In addition to coaching qualifications, our partnerships with AFL NSW/ACT and the Sydney Swans mean students have opportunities to be involved in a range of AFL programs and events, including:

  • Match day volunteering opportunities with the Sydney Swans
  • Community engagement volunteering opportunities with the Sydney Swans (family days, fan development, state tournaments and other community events)
  • Delivering community and holiday programs on behalf of AFL NSW/ACT
  • Delivering coaching clinics on behalf of AFL NSW/ACT via Auskick, primary schools, multicultural and all abilities activities
  • Coaching and officiating opportunities at schools, competitions and community events
  • Work placement opportunities across a variety of departments at AFL NSW/ACT, including game development, administration, events and fan development

We are proud to partner with AFL NSW/ACT and the Sydney Swans. Our AFL partners make it possible for our students to have unparalleled opportunities to develop and participate in the sports industry while completing their HSC. Their industry-leading programs increase sports participation and engagement across NSW, leading to great outcomes for our students and the wider community.

“I was able to volunteer with AFL NSW/ACT and gain experience at a number of events including the Paul Kelly Cup. What I enjoyed most was working with the AFL NSW/ACT staff, who were extremely welcoming and helpful, making me feel comfortable and confident throughout the day.

At the event, I also was given the opportunity to do some talent scouting as part of the AFL NSW/ACT Future Starts program. It gave me a sense of pride seeing the kids’ faces light up when I gave them the invitation and really showed me how rewarding a job like this could be.”



Our students complete their HSC differently, and there’s lots of hands-on learning – but they do still need to study! These are the subjects that are completed during Years 11 and 12.

Year 11 – 12 Units

English Studies2 units
Business Services2 units
Health and Movement Sciences2 units
Sport, Aquatics and Recreation2 units
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies2 units
Numeracy or Standard Maths2 units

Year 12 – 10 Units

English Studies2 units
Business Services2 units
Health and Movement Sciences2 units
Sport, Aquatics and Recreation2 units
Work Studies2 units
Standard Maths (optional)2 units


We integrate our HSC with Vocational Education and Training (VET), so when you graduate from GOAL College, you receive more than just your HSC. You’ll also gain really valuable additional post-secondary qualifications that set you apart from graduates at other schools. These qualifications give you an edge when you’re applying for jobs or heading to further study after school.

All students in our sporting stream classes also complete coaching qualifications that are specific to their sport. These coaching qualifications allow you to deliver primary school sporting clinics, and can also be used outside of school. Occasionally, we may also be able to provide additional or advanced qualifications later in your study.

Regardless of which sporting stream class you choose, the structure of your HSC will look the same.

Year 11

  • Preliminary HSC
  • Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation (Partial)
  • Certificate III in Business (Partial)
  • Coaching Qualifications
  • First Aid Certificate including CPR

Year 12

  • HSC
  • Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation (Complete)
  • Certificate III in Business (Complete)
  • Optional TAFE and Uni courses

Download a copy of the GOAL College Prospectus to learn more


Our admissions process is straightforward. 

To apply for a position at the College, you’ll just need to:

The interview is a ‘getting to know you’ session and helps us to make sure that you’ll be a good fit for us and that we’ll be a good fit for you.

Please visit our enrolment page for more information.

Positions at GOAL College are limited, but selection is not based on sporting skill or ability. A passion for sport is what connects students in our sport courses.

We accept applications from:

  • Year 10 students wanting to commence Year 11 with us in the following school year
  • Year 11 students wanting to change schools (until the end of Term 2, Year 11)

Students who have a different or non-traditional schooling history are welcome to contact our Admissions Team to determine their eligibility for enrolment.

Click here to visit our Student Fees page.

We know you have questions and we’re here to help!

If would like to speak to our Admissions Team, please feel free to give us a call or email us at:

Email: info@goalcollege.nsw.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9171 7001