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Athlete Personal Development

Career Practitioner Referral Network

Professional career advice and guidance services

The Career Practitioner Referral Network (CPRN) enables Australia’s elite athletes access to a variety of professional career advice and guidance services.

A national network of professional career practitioners servicing athletes in all Australian states and territories, including those living regionally and internationally via ‘online’ capability. Our career practitioners have worked with high performance athletes and provide up-to-date knowledge about career development and the impact of the changing world of work.

CPRN Brochure

Ahead of National Careers Week, more than a dozen athletes came together at the Victorian Institute of Sport to discuss their career move.


The CPRN is accessible to all current categorised athletes, alumni athletes and coaches (on request).

Categorised athletes include Level 1-5 athletes on the categorisation table in all funded National Sporting Organisations.

CPRN insights research survey

Research has been undertaken by the AIS to gain a better understanding of the use and impact of the Career Practitioner Referral Network (CPRN) service.

CPRN insights survey

Impact highlights include:


of respondents were satisfied with the CPRN


of respondents indicated the service will help them take the next step in their post athletic careers


of respondents are now developing a career plan with the CPRN


To access services, contact your State and Territory Institute/Academy of Sport or the Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Manager within your sport. Alternatively you can email

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