We are delighted to announce that Sport Integrity Australia will be partnering with Play by the Rules to house their online training modules on the Sport Integrity Australia e-learning hub.

As of June 17th, the Sport Integrity Australia LMS (Learning Management System) will be co-branded with Play by the Rules and will integrate the following courses:

  • Revised Child Protection Online Course
  • Harassment and Discrimination Online Course
  • Member Protection Information Office Course
  • Complaint Handling Training
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Creating an LGBTI + Inclusive Club
  • All Mini-Courses

Hosting the Play by the Rules online training modules on the Sport Integrity Australia e-learning hub creates a single destination for all sporting codes and administration staff to access the appropriate educational materials and training on sport integrity, and will vastly improve the user experience in the process.

Bringing together the courses was a key recommendation from the Wood Review, which proposed a single identifiable education and outreach platform be established to develop and coordinate education, training and outreach courses.

The Play by the Rules online courses will be available on our website on 17th June 2021 and from that date the Play by the Rules website will redirect to the Sport Integrity Australia e-learning hub: elearning.sportintegrity.gov.au

To facilitate this change, the links to Play by the Rules courses will be down for maintenance from Thursday 10th June until Wednesday 16th June 2021.

The Play by the Rules - Child Protection course is a free, interactive online training course suitable for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators. In this course you will learn:

  • what child abuse is
  • your rights and responsibilities under child protection laws
  • how the laws apply to sporting organisations, clubs, their employees and volunteers
  • when, where and how to report incidents
  • how to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment at your club or organisation.

The course is short, user-friendly and features the latest interactive technology, including case studies, practical scenarios and a quiz. The course may be done in part, or all at once. 

Users who successfully finish the course and the assessment quizzes can print a certificate of completion.

To access the course click on the button below and register:

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Child Safe Sport workshop – New South Wales

The Office of Sport has developed a Child Safe Sport workshop which helps to create awareness on how clubs can create safer environments for children and young people.

The workshop is designed for club committees, administrators and volunteers, the workshop will cover:

  • Practical ways clubs can be more child safe
  • Creating a child safe culture
  • Why listening to and involving children is important
  • Child safety policy, procedures and recruitment
  • The Working with Children Check
  • Link to useful resources, templates and tools.

Bookings can be made through the Office of Sport website https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/ryc/memberprotection/childsafe

Child Safe Officer course - South Australia

The SA Office of Recreation and Sport runs specific Child Safe Officer face-to-face training. Upcoming courses are on their website

In SA, Child Safe Officers help promote the message that keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. Every club must work towards minimising risk to children and the Child Safe Officer helps to ensure everyone is aware of the club's policies and procedures to support this goal.

Working with Child Checks 101 - Western Australia

The WA Working with Children Screening Unit host regular workshops for employers and organisations wanting more information about complying with their WWC Check responsibilities.

The ‘WWC Checks 101: Everything Organisations Need to Know’ workshop includes information about:

  • The features of the WWC Check;
  • What ‘ongoing checking’ means for employers and organisations;
  • Who needs a WWC Check;
  • Complying with your WWC Check obligations;
  • Managing adverse decisions; and
  • Child safety and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

Visit, https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/events to find a workshop near you.