FAQs

General Questions 

Am I able to come and visit the Victorian Institute of Sport? 

The Victorian Institute of Sport offers Facility Tours for schools, community groups, sporting clubs and corporate organisations. Our tours run for two hours and are hosted by VIS athletes, who will show you through our facility. 

Thanks to School Sport Victoria we are also able to send our athlete speakers to Victorian Government primary and secondary schools free of charge. 

Non-government schools and other groups (e.g. corporate organisations/sporting clubs/community groups) can book VIS athlete speakers or VIS high performance experts at competitive rates.

To find out more about VIS Facility Tours and speakers click herealternatively you can contact VIS Reception on +61 3 9425 0000 or via email reception@vis.org.au.

* COVID-19 Update: VIS Athletes are available for online appearances and please contact the VIS reception on +61 3 9425 0000 or email reception@vis.org.au for further information. (Last updated on 11 August 2020)


How can I work at the VIS? Can I do a placement or traineeship? When are they available and how do I apply? 

The application process is made clear with each new opportunity listed on our careers page. 

The Victorian Institute of Sport does offer traineeships annually for students to gain valuable practical experience in preparing elite athletes, working alongside some of Australia’s leading coaches, experts and administrators. We offer traineeships in the following areas; Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Marketing & Media and Information & Technology. 

Trainee placements range in duration from 12 weeks to a year and are located within the world class VIS facilities at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park, Melbourne. 

Please note however, that we are unable to offer work experience opportunities to secondary school students. 

All our vacancies will be listed here and further information will be made available on the website and on social media when new opportunities and applications are coming up. 

* Please note that the current traineeship group have an extended period due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.


How do I get a scholarship? Can I apply? 

You are unable to submit an application to obtain a scholarship at the Victorian Institute of Sport. 

The Victorian Institute of Sport awards scholarships to talented athletes on an annual basis. There are three scholarship programs available: Tier 1, Individual, and Future Talent. In conjunction with the National and State Sporting Organisations, VIS scholarship selection is guided by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) categorisation framework, which identifies athletes with the greatest potential to contribute to Australia’s high-performance targets. Athletes are categorised based on their performance and are subsequently nominated for VIS scholarship by their representative sport. For example, if you are an Athletics athlete, the representative would be Athletics Australia. 

Find out more about the VIS scholarship programs here

Is there a forum where I can ask questions about specific injuries and rehabilitation? 

The Victorian Institute of Sport is a sports Institute that supports Victoria’s elite athletes. Our experts do not answer general public forum questions and instead we would recommend that you contact your local Sports Doctor or Medical Practitioner.  

However, we do share tips and interesting news pieces across our social media accounts. To stay up to date and potentially learn something from our athletes and experts follow @VicInstSport on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 

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