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Raise the Bar Nomination


The Raise the Bar Academy is an exciting residential camp program specifically for Australian Indigenous secondary school students in years 10, 11 and 12 who aspire to participate in athletics and study at university. For the fifth consecutive year, Athletics Australia and the University of Melbourne will once again partner to host the Raise the Bar Academy (RTBA).



By participating in the program, RTBA participants will:

Gain knowledge and skills in athletics as both an athlete and a coach
Develop their community leadership potential and deepen their passion for athletics and sport
Be inspired to successfully complete secondary school and pursue further education
Gain knowledge and skills to pursue tertiary education pathways
Be mentored by current Australian Olympians and elite athletes
Connect with sports industry professionals
Establish links with other students so they can share knowledge and experience
Meet new friends
Have fun


Key Selection Criteria

Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Be in Year 10, 11 or 12 in 2018
Be 15-19 years of age at 1 January 2019
Demonstrated interest in pursuing further education beyond secondary school
Demonstrated community leadership skills
Demonstrated interest in the sport of athletics
We encourage applications from:
Indigenous para-athletes and students with a disability
Students who consider themselves from low socio-economic backgrounds or living in remote areas


Application Process

To participate in the Raise the Bar Academy, students must be nominated by a representative from their school or sports club.

The Nominator must read and agree to the Nominator Requirements.

Applications should be completed online with both the nominator and student prior to 4pm AEST on Monday 29 October 2018.


Dates: January 13-19
Location: University of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC
Price: Free 

Register: Click the "Click here to Register" button at the top of this page



Event Details

Event Date:

Sunday 13 January 2019 to Saturday 19 January 2019
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Telephone: 03 8646 4580
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