MAKING THE DECISION about what you want to study can be tough, especially if you’re unsure of what you want your future career to be.

If you have a passion for sport and know that you to work in the industry but you’re not sure what to study to get there, keep reading!

Discover which diploma from the Carlton College of Sport will get you started towards your dream job in sport.


Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development

Calling all aspiring coaches!

This diploma is designed for any students who dream of working in ‘on-field’ roles in sport. If you dream of working with athletes on a day-to-day basis, this one-year diploma will set you up with the experience you need to land your first job.

As well as receiving your diploma after one year of study, you’ll also receive a Certificate 3&4 in Health and Fitness and a Level 1 ASCA Coaching Accreditation, making you a qualified Personal Trainer by the end of the year.

Study this to become a:

  • Junior level coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Recruiter
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Football analyst

Continue into further study in a:

  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development (direct entry into second year)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Other allied health degrees

Learn more about the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development.

Diploma of Elite Sport Business

Make the big calls behind the scenes in sport!

If you are a sports enthusiast who is interested in what happens behind the scenes of a professional sporting club, including how sport is managed, presented and promoted, this diploma is for you. Build your professional network and gain essential experience in key business areas across the Carlton Football Club and with their industry partners.

Study this to become a:

  • Media officer
  • Membership service officer
  • Digital Coordinator
  • Sport marketing specialist
  • Community engagement officer

Continue into further study in a:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Sport Management

Students who complete either of the diplomas at the Carlton College of Sport will have the opportunity to apply for four graduate roles at the Carlton Football Club. These roles are exclusively offered to Carlton College students and have previously included full-time roles as Media Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Membership Officer and Football Development Program Coach.

Learn more about the Diploma of Elite Sport Business.

If one of our diplomas sounds like the right fit for you, join us in 2022! Applications are now open, with 100 places available for each diploma. Learn how to apply here.