Elite Athlete Program

La Trobe University is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, which recognises the unique needs of students who participate and compete in sport at an elite level.

We are committed to providing elite athlete students assistance and support by successfully combining their academic and sporting pursuits through the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).

Eligibility

Current and prospective domestic students can apply for LEAP if they are competing at a national or international level of competition and are endorsed by one of the following organisations:

  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • State Institute or Academy of Sport
  • AFL Players' Association
  • Australian Cricketers Association
  • Rugby Union Players Association
  • Rugby League Professional Association
  • Australian Professional Footballers Association
  • National squad members from Australian Sports Commission funded sports
  • Senior/head coaches from state and territory institutes/academies of sport, national senior teams from Australian Sports Commission funded sports or participating professional sports

International students may be considered eligible for LEAP if they are competing at a national level under an Australian National Sporting Organisation.

Athletes are required to provide a letter of support from their state/national governing body to endorse their status as an elite athlete. A list of national sporting organisations recognised by the Australian Sports Commission can be found here.

Apply for the Elite Athlete Program - closing 21st February 2018

Applications are NOW OPEN for 2018 students. Closing date Wednesday 21st February 2018.

To apply to LEAP, complete the online application form. You will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application.

You will be advised of your acceptance into the Elite Athlete Program via email.

If you require further information please contact Ms Renee Frizzell, Elite Athlete Program Co-ordinator, La  Trobe Sport, 9479 1687 or e-mail at eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au.

Elite Athlete Bonus Point Entry Scheme

Applications are now closed for 2018 students. Submitted applications are now being assessed for eligibility to the scheme for admission to La Trobe in 2018.

For future students applying for admission into an undergraduate course via VTAC, La Trobe University offers elite athlete students access to a bonus aggregate points entry scheme. The scheme is only available to domestic undergraduate applicants who:

Eligible elite athletes can receive five bonus points (or additional consideration for non-Year 12 applicants) towards their aggregate score for admission to La Trobe.

Applicants who seek consideration for the Elite Athlete Entry Bonus Points Scheme must

  • meet the eligibility criteria as an elite athlete as outlined in the Elite Athlete Program
  • apply for their chosen La Trobe University courses through VTAC (as per VTAC course application timings)
  • Can demonstrate that their sporting commitments have impacted on their previous studies
  • complete the online application form

Eligibility to the scheme does not automatically lead to an offer of a place; you will still be required to meet the prerequisites and additional requirements (if applicable) of the course and compete for a place on the basis of academic merit.

After you apply

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.  If you meet the eligibility criteria, your application to the scheme, in conjunction with your VTAC application, will be considered by a selection committee to determine if the five bonus aggregate points will be applied.

Should your application be successful, you will be advised of your acceptance into the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program after VTAC offers are released in January 2018. Once you have enrolled at La Trobe, you will be automatically registered into the Elite Athlete Program.

If you require further information please contact Ms Renee Frizzell, Elite Athlete Program Coordinator, La Trobe Sport, 9479 1687 or e-mail at eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au.

More information

For further information about LEAP please contact:

Renee Frizzell
Sport Development Manager
HS1 Level 2, Room 249
La Trobe University Bundoora
T: (03) 9479 1687
E: eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au