Elite athlete program

Federation University offers elite athletes the opportunity to manage the demands of higher education with our Elite Athlete Program.

Via customised support and the implementation of flexible study arrangements elite athletes can strive for success in both the sporting and academic arenas.


To be eligible as an elite athlete or coach you must be currently competing or coaching at a minimum level;

  • Listed in the top grade or under age level of a State League competition such as: Victorian Football League (Australian Rules), State League 1 (Football Federation Victoria), Premier Grade Cricket, Victorian Netball League or NBL1.

Each application is judged on its merits in consultation with the relevant sporting organisations, if you don't meet the above criteria but feel you are competing at an elite level then we encourage you to apply.

Benefits of program

As an Elite Athlete Program member you may be eligible to receive the following support at the University;

  • Academic case management including assistance with enrolment, timetabling, flexible assessment and alternative exam arrangements
  • Grants towards sporting endeavours
  • Gym membership and access to sporting facilities
  • Zone 4 parking permit
  • Elite Athlete Program apparel
  • Assistance with university entry pathways and credit transfer arrangements

The program also provides help and training to support your future career including:

  • Professional development workshops
  • Advice from Student Development and Employability Advisor's

.As a Fed student you can also access the range of services below;

Elite Athlete Scholarship

There is one $7,000 Elite Athlete Scholarship available to a commencing student each year. To be eligible you must meet the Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Program eligibility criteria.

Please see Scholarships for more information about applications.

Application form

Contact us

For further information on the Elite Athlete Program contact Jason Slater:

Ph: 5327 6642

Email: sport@federation.edu.au