Physical Preparation Coach Traineeship - Applications Now Open

Exciting opportunities to join the Physical Preparation department at the Victorian Institute of Sport are now open.

The VIS is based in its own world class facility at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park which provides a state-of-the-art training environment for athletes, including a large training gym, pool and recovery facilities, sport science laboratories, treatment rooms and offices. A traineeship at the VIS provides access to a wealth of career enriching resources and expertise.

Having finished their university studies, Brinley Ling and Corey Martino joined the VIS as physical preparation trainees in 2023. 

“The VIS covers all physical preparation university topics as well as topics relevant to high-performance environments," explains Martino.

"Seeing the variety of sports, coaching and ways of attaining peak physical performance all in the one place has been great," says Ling.

Trainees at the VIS are introduced to industry networks and have the opportunity to connect and work with state sporting organisations. In 2023, all physical preparation trainees were able to complete some form of paid employment with the VIS or through a partner.

“The VIS was really helpful in filtering job opportunities down through to the trainees, which is how I secured a strength and conditioning role with Netball Victoria,” says Ling.  

VIS Physical Preparation Coach, Ben King, is headed into his ninth year at the VIS. He started his career as a physical preparation trainee and has since worked across multiple sport programs including golf, netball, shooting and more recently men's and women's hockey. He now also coordinates the traineeship program.

“The VIS traineeship program is distinguished by the level of mentorship we provide. VIS trainees will be provided with a direct mentor in addition to having access to an experienced team of 13 strength and conditioning coaches. This is the hallmark feature of our program and something that is very difficult to replicate in the high-performance environment.

“This strong network enables trainees to consult with and draw on a wide range of experts as they build their own expertise and begin to consider career opportunities,” King explains.

Applications are now open for 2024 Physical Preparation traineeships. Learn more and apply now!

Applications close 4 February 2024.

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