Carlton College of Sport

Diploma of Sports Coaching and Development

Carlton College of Sport

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
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Get a head start on your journey in sport. La Trobe's Diploma of Sports Coaching and Development, offered at the Carlton College of Sport, is a unique one-year full-time program, delivered at Ikon Park, the home of the Carlton Football Club. Designed to produce job-ready sports employees, the course is classified as a Level 5 qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Comprising 8 core subjects, coursework will cover an extensive range of disciplines, including sports and exercise science, coaching, management, talent identification, and sports marketing. To complement academic and practical content, students will also have the opportunity to hear from a range of industry leaders, including Chris Judd, Stephen Silvagni and Brianna Davey - an exclusive advantage of the Carlton College of Sport program. Students enrolled in the Diploma program will also undertake a non-academic sport program (strength and conditioning, nutrition, other sport-related activities) with the Carlton Football Club. With access to elite athletes, coaches, high-performance staff and mentors, the program allows students to immerse themselves in the Club and obtain exclusive insights to events, community activations, facility operations, fan engagement and match-day protocols.

Structure

Two Human Biosciences subjects (HBS1HBA & HBS1HBB) will be taught at La Trobe University Bundoora Campus, all other subjects will be taught at the Carlton College of Sport at Ikon Park.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the last two years): VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. All applicants are required to complete a Personal Statement in support of their application. Applicants with higher education study: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Applicants seeking consideration via La Trobe University's Work Recognition Program must complete all requirements listed on the program's webpage and submit a Personal Statement, including relevant work experience and reasons for applying for this course. Applicants who do not satisfy the stated prerequisites, or have not undertaken Higher Education studies within the last ten years, or do not meet the course requirements through the Work Recognition Program must sit the STAT Multiple Choice. All applicants are required to complete a Personal Statement in support of their application. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Applicants who do not satisfy the stated prerequisites, or have not undertaken VET studies at Certificate IV level or above within the last five years, or do not meet the course requirements through the Work Recognition Program must sit the STAT Multiple Choice. Applicants seeking consideration via La Trobe University's Work Recognition Program must complete all requirements listed on the program's webpage and submit a Personal Statement, including relevant work experience and reasons for applying for this course. All applicants are required to complete a Personal Statement in support of their application. Applicants with work and life experience: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Applicants who do not satisfy the stated prerequisites, or have not undertaken VET studies at Certificate IV level or above within the last five years, or do not meet the course requirements through the Work Recognition Program must sit the STAT Multiple Choice. Applicants seeking consideration via La Trobe University's Work Recognition Program must complete all requirements listed on the program's webpage and submit a Personal Statement, including relevant work experience and reasons for applying for this course. All applicants are required to complete a Personal Statement in support of their application.

Study pathways

Upon completion, the course also provides a full year's credit towards the Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development and may provide credit in other allied health and sport management courses.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ikon Park No

Further information

Graduate ready for a coaching and development career in Australian football, soccer, basketball, sports academies, schools, sport-focused businesses and sport governing bodies at all levels. You may also wish to take advantage of international opportunities in sport development, coach education and the rapidly expanding global sport ecosystem.

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