THE CARLTON College of Sport offers a unique opportunity for students to complete their 100 hours of placement in an elite sports environment at the Carlton Football Club.

Find out what type of placements you could experience for different subjects in either our Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development or Diploma of Elite Sport Business below.

Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development

AFL and AFLW Training

Learn from the best coaches in the business with placement at training sessions for the Carlton AFL and AFLW teams. Assisting coaches to run training drills, being involved and setting up, assist with operations of a training session including GPS set up, training analysis, strength and conditioning with staff and athletes, as well as attendance at selected team meetings.

Subjects for this placement:

    • Foundations of Exercise Programming
    • General Principles of Sport Coaching
    • Sport Science for Coaching

AUSKICK Placement

Complete your AFL Level 1 coaching accreditation through AFL Victoria.

  • Grand Final Live site – AUSKICK placement and events station – assisting staff members to run an AUSKICK station and different setups and interactions at the Live site
  • Various AFL matches assisting AUSKICK staff during half time AUSKICK games on ground

Subjects for this placement:

  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Human Growth and Development
  • General Principles of Sport Coaching

Strength & Conditioning

Develop and implement your own strength and conditioning programs for the general and athlete populations. Students have the opportunity to work alongside our AFL and AFLW athletes to gain strength and conditioning placement and experience.

Subjects for this placement:

  • Foundations of Exercise Programming
  • Human Biosciences
  • Sports Science for Coaching

Match-Day Operations (available to both Sport Coaching and Development and Elite Sport Business students)

Walk out onto the ground of the MCG or Marvel Stadium to assist in match-day operations. Whether you are organising the guard of honour, running on-field activations or on the concourse, your involvement is crucial to running a match-day smoothly.

Game Day Placements involve:

  • Fan engagement – assisting setting up and interacting with fans at Carlton branded stations located inside and outside the ground
  • Cap and scarf giveaways, bobble head giveaways
  • Guard of honour – organising relevant people to facilitate the guard of honour prior to games starting
  • Media – working side by side the media team to display Carlton’s social media channels on game day (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, CFC Website

Subjects for this placement:

  • Sport Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Sport Media
  • Sport Marketing

 


Diploma of Elite Sport Business

Match-Day Media + Press Conferences

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the media on a game day? Work with the Carlton Football Club media team to assist in social media and post-match press conferences.

Subjects for this placement:

  • Sport Media
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Sport Marketing

Recruiting and Coding Placement

A highly sought-after placement is recruiting and coding placement. Work hand in hand with the staff members that recruit the new draft picks for the Carlton Football Club and help to talent ID the next generation of footballers. Students are taught to code vision as well as learning the fundamentals of what recruiters look for in a draftee.

Subjects for this placement:

  • Analysing business data

Consumer Business – Membership + Retail

Members are the lifeblood of any AFL team and are crucial to the success of the Carlton Football Club. You will work with our Membership team to help to sign up new members to the Carlton Football Club on game day as well as selling Club merchandise.

Subjects for this placement:

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Management

Partnership activations

Assist our Partnerships team deliver high-quality activations on game-day for Carlton Football Club sponsors such as Hyundai, Virgin Australia, La Trobe University and more.

Subjects for this placement:

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Sport Marketing