An elite athlete or coach is a person who participates in, or coaches sport at a level of state, national or international competition.
To qualify for the elite athlete, coach and performer program, you must be currently competing or coaching at a state level or higher.

An elite performer is a person who participates in significant state, national or international performances, productions installations, competitions or events.
For performers to access the program, they must demonstrate their endorsement by a state, national or international level performance organisation.

If a performer cannot demonstrate their endorsement by state, national or international level performance organisations, they may submit a request to be considered an elite performer on the basis of having;

  • Achieved significant success in a major artistic performing arts competition (outside of the applicants VCE/high school curriculum);
  • Undertaken a major role in commercial arts production as a performer and/or producer outside of their University course requirements;
  • Contracted with a major commercial music label or producer or equivalent commercial partner in any of the above fields; or
  • Achieved significant success as an independent artist/producer with a documented track record in any of the fields listed above.