WITH SO MANY study options at your fingertips, it can be difficult to decide which study option is right for you.

We’re here to help! Here are five reasons why studying a diploma at the Carlton College of Sport is an opportunity like no other.


1. Receive a high-quality tertiary education

With academics provided by La Trobe University, a higher-education diploma from the Carlton College of Sport will give you the qualification you need to start your career in the sport industry.

Choose to study either the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development or the Diploma of Elite Sport Business. Both of these one-year diplomas provide pathways into second year bachelor’s degrees such as the Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development or the Bachelor of Business.


2. Study at the home of the Carlton Football Club

The Carlton College of Sport campus is based at IKON Park, the home of the Carlton Football Club. Spend your year of study embedded in the elite sporting environment and network with players and staff to build your professional relationships.

Access state of the art facilities including the high-performance gym and media rooms at the Carlton Football Club and exercise science labs at the brand-new sports park at La Trobe University.


3. Gain real-world experience in elite sport

Complete 100-hours of placement within the Carlton Football Club and with our placement partners. Experience everything from working with athletes on field at an AFL or AFLW training session to behind-the-scenes operations on game days.

Gain work experience with our placement partners including the Northern Knights Football Club, AFL Victoria, South East Melbourne Phoenix and many more. Learn more about placements here.


4. Network with industry professionals

Connect with some of the biggest names in the sport industry with our guest lectures and industry seminar series. Attend guest lectures from professionals such as Chris Judd (Former Carlton player and Brownlow Medallist), Alex Saundry (Player Manager) and many more.

Students studying the Diploma of Elite Sport Business will also participate in the industry seminar series which gives them the opportunity to build professional skills in areas such as marketing, media, membership, community and more.


5. Transition into a bachelor’s degree or full-time work

Upon completion of your diploma at the Carlton College of Sport, students have the choice to continue into the second year of a bachelor’s degree or take up full- or part-time work in the industry.

Hear from a former student, Izzy, about her time studying the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science while also working part-time at the Carlton Football Club as the VFLW Operations Coordinator. Read more about Izzy’s experience here.