Victorian Institute of Sport

S&C Traineeship 2019/2020

Monday, 12 August 2019

The VIS Strength and Conditioning Department offer an exciting opportunity for prospective S&C coaches seeking to gain valuable practical experience in preparing elite athletes and working alongside some of Australia’s leading S&C coaches.

This placement opportunity is open to current undergraduates, graduates or postgraduates of Exercise Science (or equivalent) degrees. The placements are unpaid for a 12-month period and the successful applicants are requested to contribute at least 10 hours per week commencing in September 2019.

This placement will be located within the VIS Strength & Conditioning Department. The trainee will be directly supervised by a VIS staff member to assist with S&C services to VIS athletes.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

Trainees will either be assigned to a particular sport/s or assigned to assist with the general supervision and operation of S&C sessions. The placements will assist with a number of initiatives in any area of VIS Strength & Conditioning including:

Reporting/Working Relationships

Responsible to the S&C / Sport Science Coordinator and liaising with other VIS S&C coaches, coaches & athletes.

Special Conditions

This placement requires frequent out of hours work with travel sometimes required. Students currently enrolled in university degrees should complete this placement as a fieldwork opportunity. To ensure their own safety and the safety of others, employees must work in a safe manner and comply with all VIS policies and procedures that relate to Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare. This includes current Working with Children Check, CPR and first aid qualifications.

Application Details

Who is eligible?

Placements are available to current undergraduates, graduates or postgraduate students studying Exercise Science or related courses. Applicants must hold a current driver licence to be eligible for the placement. Student placements are NOT offered to high school students.

How to Apply?

All applicants must provide the following with their application:

Applications are due no later than midnight on Sunday 18th August 2019

Email your application (cover letter, CV and academic report) to:

Key Criteria to address in your cover letter in one A4 page or less:

  1. Why do you want the placement (career aspirations)?
  2. Practical experience in strength and conditioning to date.
  1. Relevant qualifications.

*Applications that do not outline the above key criteria will NOT be considered.

Desirable qualifications/experience

The following qualifications are considered desirable for the student placement application as they will be required to be completed in order to fulfil the duties/responsibilities of the placement:

-       Previous experience/placement working in Strength & Conditioning

-       Working with Children Check

-       CPR

-       First Aid

-       ASCA Level 1

Key Dates

Application CLOSE – Midnight Sun 18th August 2019

Interview dates: week commencing Monday 26th August 2019

If applicants have not received VIS contact by COB Fri 13th Sep 2019 = applications unsuccessful

2019/2020 traineeships commence week beginning Mon 23rd Sep 2019 

Selection Process

Successful candidates will be contacted via email to attend an interview as indicated above. If you have not been contacted (by email or phone) by COB Friday 13th September then your application has been unsuccessful. Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted due to the high number of applications we receive each year.




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