WARNECKE, Rod photo


Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)

Graduation year:


Current Position:

Sport Development Manager


The University of Melbourne

What are some of your career highlights?

Leading the University to three consecutive Australian University Games Overall Champion titles (2004 - 2006)

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job:

Working with our elite student-athletes, marveling at how they balance study with the rigours of representing Australia in their chosen sport

Managing the impact of Voluntary Student Unionism on the sport and clubs program at the University

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at the University of Ballarat?

Living on residence at Gillies St during 1st year; running up and down Mt Buninyong as part of Individual Conditioning; and most importantly the lifelong friendships that I formed whilst living and studying in Ballarat.

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

Use your time at university to develop networks for life after study ie. for potential employment opportunities. And learning never stops - so give yourself the best chance of being happy in your career through personal development - otherwise, find another job!