Member education and training.

Education Grants

Players are encouraged to pursue education and training opportunities. The ACA through GamePlan makes a significant commitment to subsidise players' development through the provision of grants. Each member can apply for a grant/s of up to $4,000 per financial year, to be used towards formalised learning and professional development. For further information on education grants please contact your PDM or Corinne Hall on

Kaplan Australia

The partnership between the ACA & Kaplan Australia offers full scholarships for current and transitioning players to study with Kaplan Business School or Kaplan Professional. Athlete support scholarships with discounted course fees are also available.

With courses ranging from Diplomas to MBAs, the scholarship allows players to develop themselves with a nationally recognised organisation. Kaplan Professional provides personalised, guided and blended learning to help working professionals achieve their education and career goals. Kaplan Business School is a globally recognised provider of higher education degrees in Australia and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, marketing, management, tourism, entrepreneurship, health services, digital management, analytics, project management and leadership.

Professional Development Workshops

The ACA works closely with PDM’s to deliver valuable personal and professional skill development workshops to players throughout their playing career. Examples of sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership & decision making;
  • Holistic Development;
  • Media training & Public Speaking;
  • Career exploration, development & readiness;
  • Social Media Safety.

Money Management

Money Management is delivered out to all players to assist with financial literacy. ACA Member and former First-Class Cricketer Allan Wise and his business Cygnet Group delivers tailored education and will touch on the following:

  • Understand your playing contract
  • What is ACRA
  • Introduction to super
  • Understanding your finances
  • Learn how to develop a budget and monitor changes (including a savings plan)
  • Introduction to credit cards, loans, banks and taxation
  • Highlight consequence of overspending or mismanaging finances
  • Considerations when selecting a financial planner, accountant and other financial service providers
  • Managing cash flow
  • Building an income producing asset column
  • The power of compound interest
  • Understanding Risk vs. Volatility
  • Principles of investment and historical performances of different asset classes
  • Principles of tax, loans and credit cards, looking at the considerations and the traps
  • Socially Responsible & Ethical Investing
  • Planning for the next phase after the game
  • Understanding Investments during transition
  • Smart passive income
  • Insurance — preparing for the what if
  • From single to responsibility

Players can also access funding for a one-on-one consult with Cygnet Group and 12 months access to a personalised Wealth Management Portal.

For further information on the Money Management program contact your PDM.

The education grants are amazing really. To sit back and think about the opportunity it gives players to study, and not just giving us some funding for that, but it's also opportunities and being able to work in different places and try new things.

The skipper as the student: Lanning lauds the ACA's Education Grants

The Aussie World Cup winning skipper is used her time in isolation to upskill herself, utilising the Australian Cricketers’ Association’s Education and Training Grants.

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