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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) delivers a number of programs in partnership with National Sporting Organisations, State Institutes and Academies of Sport, Sate Departments of Sport and Recreation, just to name a few.

There are many opportunities for careers in sport in Australia. This page includes information on current sporting employment opportunities which are not at the ASC.

A list of current vacancies at the Australian Sports Commission can be found at our Careers with ASC site.


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PhD Scholarship in Sport Psychology: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


The Project: Resilience and competitive performance in elite athletes.

Elite athletes face adversities, obstacles, and failures.

They need to be resilient to succeed.

But how to develop resilience?

Are some techniques/strategies, such as mindfulness, more effective than others?

This project builds on theory, and is expected to deliver applications.

The Scholarship: This is a collaboration between the Performance Psychology Team at AIS and the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). We are offering a three year full-time PhD scholarship ($32,000/year). Office space will be provided at AIS and UC.

The Candidate: You have a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology/Sport Science and very good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Strong communication skills in English and prior research experience are expected.


Australian Institute of Sport & University of Canberra

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kirsten Peterson, AIS:

Prof. Peter Hassmen, UC:

Send applications including CV and certificates to Prof. Hassmen, no later than 15 March, 2016


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