Learn the steps you need to take to study at the Carlton College of Sport in 2023. Whether you’re interested in our Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development or Diploma of Elite Sport Business, here is everything you need to know.

There are several application processes depending on your current academic progress. To find out what your next steps are please click the appropriate link below.

  • Finishing year 12 in 2022? Refer to current year 12 students below.
  • Not a year 12 student? Refer to post school applicants below.

We are also taking applications for our Football Development Program in 2023. To apply for this program, please ensure you have completed your academic application according to the information above, then follow the next steps by referring to Football Development Program Applications.


If you are a current Year 12 student studying VCE, VCAL or unscored VCE (or the equivalent Year 12 qualification in your state), you will need to apply via VTAC and preference your chosen Carlton College of Sport diploma.

  1. Create a VTAC user account or login to your existing account.
  2. Once logged in, start your course application.
  3. Fill out your education history, include your highest level of study (this should be year 12) and answer if you have undertaken VCAL or any secondary units throughout your secondary education.
  4. Select your course preferences, by either entering the course code or using the search function. You can select up to eight preferences and must note at least one preference to continue. Search ‘Carlton College’ or enter course code 2101112042 for the Diploma of Elite Sport Business or 2101112052 for the Diploma of Sport Coaching and Development.
  5. Review your application details and confirm that the information is correct.

For further details regarding applying for courses, you can read through the ‘VTAC Year 12 Guide’ here.

Please note: you can alter your preferences once you have submitted your course application. To change your preferences, you won’t need to re-pay your original application fee.   


  1. Head to the La Trobe University website to apply directly and create a new profile, or log in if you have previously submitted an application. (Note: if you have trouble creating or accessing your account, call Ask La Trobe on 1300 135 045)
  2. Begin your application, fill out your education history.
  3. Select ‘Carlton College of Sport’ and search. Add the diploma you want to apply for to your preference list. Save and continue.
  4. Fill out your personal details then continue to fill out your study history.
  5. Read through and check that all details are correct, then submit your application.
  6. Provide the relevant documents and upload these into your application.

Please note: you can still access your account to upload any documents after you have submitted your application. If you are waiting on results, you can upload them into your application once you have obtained them.


If you are a footballer who is keen to train in a high-performance environment at the Carlton Football Club, apply for the Football Development Program for 2023!

  1. Apply for either academic diploma via VTAC or direct through La Trobe University following the instructions above.
  2. Apply for the Football Development Program via the Carlton College of Sport website. Include a short personal statement that includes:
    • A brief football overview addressing who you play for, what position you play, your strengths and weaknesses, awards won, representative teams etc.
    • Your motivations for applying to the program and football aspirations.
  3. Interviews will be held following the submission of your application.

Need a hand? Have some questions you would like answered? Get in touch with the Carlton College team by emailing carltoncollege@carltonfc.com.au or calling (03) 9389 6321.