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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT THE

CARLTON COLLEGE OF SPORT?

LOCATION

Study three days per week, with two days spent at IKON Park and one day at La Trobe Bundoora.

EXPERIENCE

Complete 100 hours of placement within the Carlton Football Club and industry partners to build your CV.

FACILITIES

Study at the home of the Carlton Football Club, with access to high-performance facilities.

EDUCATION

Both Carlton College of Sport diplomas allow entry into the second year of a bachelor’s degree.

EMPLOYMENT

Four graduate roles are offered at the Carlton Football Club to students from every cohort.

PLACEMENTS

 

Get experience that you can’t find anywhere else, with 100 hours of placement based at the Carlton Football Club and industry partners such as the Northern Knights Football Club and Belgravia Leisure. Our placement program is designed to give you real-world work experience that you can use to land your first full-time job in sport.

Read about a few of the placements we offer below!

Coaching and Development Placement
  • Assist coaches at Carlton AFL & AFLW training sessions
  • Assist coaches at Carlton VFL & VFLW training sessions
  • Northern Knights Football Club training sessions
  • Assist to run AUSKICK activations on game day
Recruiting and Player Analysis Placement
  • Work with the Carlton Recruiting Department 
  • Assist football analysts with filming training/matches
  • Assist in scouting/match reports
  • Learn to use Sportscode/HUDL
Fan Engagement and Membership Placement
  • Membership Sales Workshop 
  • Archtics training (system used by Carlton Membership team)
  • Match Day Activations
  • Fan Engagement Activities at the MCG and Marvel Stadium
Strength and Conditioning Placement
  • Commercial gym experience at Belgravia Leisure 
  • High performance masterclass training session with AFL and AFLW S&C coaches
  • Shadow shifts with VFL & VFLW Strength and Conditioning coaches
Media Placement
  • Work with the Carlton Media on a media monitoring project
  • Assist the Carlton Media team to run game day social media
  • Player profiles and match reports for the Football Development Program
Events, Community & Retail Placement
  • Assist staff at major corporate events (e.g. John Nicholls Medal)
  • Work at match day funtions
  • Work in the Carlton Shop
  • Assist in the delivery of the Carlton Respects program

WHERE WILL A DIPLOMA FROM CARLTON COLLEGE TAKE ME?

%

OF STUDENTS CONTINUE INTO FURTHER STUDY

%

OF STUDENTS LAND FULL-TIME JOBS

Students who complete either our diplomas are able to proceed straight into the second year of the bachelor’s degree. Former students have gone on to study:

 

  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching & Development 
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Sport Management

Students may decide to head directly into the workforce upon completing their studies at Carlton College. Former students are currently working in jobs such as: 

 

  • VFL Operations Coordinator at the Carlton Football Club
  • Team Operations Coordinator at the Melbourne Stars
  • Membership Officer at the Collingwood Football Club
  • Game Development Officer at AFL Victoria

Meet our Graduates | Harry Mulqueen

After a year of online study, Harry is now making the most of his placements at Carlton Football Club in talent identification.

Meet our Players | Isabelle Khoury

The Eastern Rangers midfielder spoke on her personal interests as well as why she decided to join the Football Development Program at Carlton College.

Study at mid-year | Applications now open!

Mid-year applications to study at the Carlton College of Sport are now open! Submit your application today to secure your spot.

Open Day | Saturday 15 May

Join us on Saturday 15 May for our next Open Day on campus at IKON Park!