A high performance learning experience
located at Carlton Football Club


Are you ambitious and eager to make your mark in the world of sport?
Get real-world experience and your foot in the door of the sports industry at the Carlton College of Sport.
A partnership between Carlton Football Club and La Trobe University – the leading university for career outcomes in sport – this unique tertiary program provides the ultimate learning experience in a high-performance environment with professional athletes, coaches and mentors.

Student intake

positions remain

Practical subjects

Guaranteed Carlton FC jobs

Why study
with us?

Get real life work experiences in an elite sport environment whilst obtaining a higher education qualification from Australia’s university of choice for sport.


Access and exposure to high performance professional sports environment



One year Higher Education Diploma – equivalent to the 1st year of the Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development at La Trobe University


Practical and classroom based learning experiences



Work integrated learning opportunities


Carlton Football Club, Ikon Park – heart of Carlton North


Build your sports industry network from the beginning, unlock your potential and a future career in sport

Program Presenters

Chris Judd is a Carlton life member and Board member of the Carlton Football Club. He played 134 games for the West Coast Eagles over a six year career, where he captained his side to a Premiership in 2006. The following year Judd was traded to Carlton and was awarded the captaincy of the club entering into his first season with the Blues.

Chris is a founder and current director of Jaggad, an Australian sports apparel company, and since retiring from football has worked in funds management, before focusing on various media roles and investing in micro-cap listed equities in a private capacity.

Chris Judd

Sports Marketing & Media, Carlton Football Club

As the second member of three generations of Silvagni’s to represent the Blues, Stephen is regarded as one of the greatest ever full-backs to play the game.  He was named as full-back in the AFL Team of the Century in 1996 and is also an inductee in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

A two-time premiership player, Stephen played 312 games for the Blues before entering into coaching roles post his career. In 2011, Silvagni took on the role of list manager with the Greater Western Sydney Giants. He returned to Carlton as list manager in 2015 where he remains today.

Stephen Silvagni

Talent Identification, Carlton Football Club

After an exceptional 2017 campaign, Davey took home the highest honour at the Club’s best-and-fairest. Averaging 19 disposals per game and commanding the Blues’ backline, it came as no surprise when the 22-year-old was crowned the inaugural winner.

Even though a knee injury caused the defender to miss one game, Davey’s dominance still saw her named the 2017 AFLW All-Australian team.

Bri Davey

Athletic Performance, Carlton Football Club

Paul Gastin is Professor and Head of Sport and Exercise Science at La Trobe University. Paul’s teaching and research focuses on innovation in sport science and coaching practice to enhance the performance of people and organisations across the sport participation spectrum. His work is multidisciplinary and includes athlete monitoring, performance management and sport system development. Paul is an Exercise and Sport Science Australia accredited L2 Sports Scientist and High Performance Manager and has worked in Olympic/Paralympic and professional sport in Australia and overseas.

Paul Gastin

Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, La Trobe University

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