BRIDGING COURSE

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PREPARE ACCELERATE COURSE

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

PREPARE ACCELERATE COURSE

The Carlton College of Sport is excited to announce a new academic pathway for any students who do not meet the entry requirements for our diplomas.

If you completed VCAL, SEDA or unscored VCE in 2021, or if you do not achieve a study score of 20 or above in English, you are eligible to complete the Prepare Accelerate summer school course run by La Trobe University.

The program will run from January 3 to February 15 in 2022. Students will complete three online micro subjects focused on foundational tertiary academic skills designed to prepare them for the challenges of full-time study in Semester 1.

Apply FOR THE PREPARE ACCELERATE Program

 

Applications for Prepare Accelerate program are now open!

You can apply for Prepare Accelerate online through La Trobe University here. Students have the choice to tailor subjects for the Prepare Accelerate program based off your academic interests.

If you are interested in the Science stream of subjects, select ‘PREPARE (SHE), course code: ETPPO_S’ as the course selection in your application. If you are interested in the Humanities stream of subjects, select ‘PREPARE (ASSC), course code: ETPPO_A’. 

Download step-by-step application instructions in the How to Apply Guide.

Please ensure that before you apply for the Prepare Accelerate program that you have also submitted your application for either the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development or Diploma of Elite Sport Business via VTAC.

PLEASE NOTE: The Prepare Accelerate website states that VCAL students are not eligible for the program, however an exception has been made for VCAL students who have applied to study at the Carlton College of Sport in 2022. 

PREPARE ACCELERATE COURSE INFORMATION

 

The La Trobe University academic bridging course, Prepare Accelerate, is offered to Carlton College of Sport applicants who have not met the entry requirements for either diploma. 

Learn more about the program below.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Prepare Accelerator course is designed for any students who completed VCE, unscored VCE or VCAL in 2021 who do not meet the entry score of 20 in English that is required for the Carlton College of Sport diplomas. 

Students who successfully complete the Prepare Accelerator course will be offered a spot in your chosen Carlton College of Sport diploma, beginning in Semester 1 in 2022. 

Who Runs Prepare Accelerate?

La Trobe University are responsible for all of the academics for both the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development and the Diploma of Elite Sport Business. They are also responsible for the Prepare Accelerate program.

ENTRY CRITERIA

To be accepted into the Prepare Accelerate course, you must have completed Year 12 in 2021. This includes students studying VCE, unscored VCE, SEDA and VCAL. You must also have applied for either of the Carlton College of Sport diplomas through VTAC. 

For instructions on how to apply for our diplomas, click here. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Prepare Accelerate website states that VCAL students are not eligible to complete this course. An exception has been made for VCAL students who have applied to study at the Carlton College of Sport in 2022. VCAL students will need to fill out the registration form above to inform Carlton College staff, who will give instructions on how to apply.

PREPARE ACCELERATE SUBJECTS

Your three Prepare Accelerate micro units will run concurrently across the 6 week term. Aside from meeting due dates for the micro-assessments, you can study online at your own pace, day or night.

Students can choose to either study a Science stream or a Humanities stream. The different streams describe micro subjects you choose to undertake, depending on whether your interests are in maths and science or the arts and humanities.

Core Unit:

Science stream:

Humanities stream:

COURSE DATES

The Prepare Accelerate course will begin on Monday 3 January and will run until Tuesday 15 February. 

Semester 1 classes for both the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development and the Diploma of Elite Sport Business will begin in the first week of March in 2022. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Prepare Accelerate program is completely free!

HOW DO I APPLY?

Apply for the Prepare Accelerate program here

You will need to scan proof of completion of VCE/VCAL and attach it to your application.

When you start your application you’ll find that there are three PREPARE options.

  • If you are interested in science, health and engineering you should select ‘PREPARE (SHE), course code: ETPPO_S’
  • If you are interested in arts, social sciences and commerce you should select ‘PREPARE (ASSC), course code: ETPPO_A’
  • Please do not select ETPPO_V (This intake is closed)

Download step-by-step instructions in the How to Apply Guide.

Please ensure that before you apply for the Prepare Accelerate program that you have also submitted your application for either the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development or Diploma of Elite Sport Business via VTAC.  

APPLICATION DATES

Applications for the Prepare Accelerate program are now open!

Applications will close on Sunday 19 December.

WHAT IF I'M NOT IN YEAR 12 THIS YEAR?

If you finished Year 12 in 2020 or earlier and you do not meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Take the 2-hour online multiple choice test to receive an equivilant entry score to use to be accepted into your chosen Carlton College of Sport diploma.

Bookings for the next STAT test window will open on Monday 15 November, with the testing window from 22-29 November.

 

APPLICATIONS are ESSENTIAL.

Apply for the Prepare accelerate program before December 19.

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