New e-learning hub in partnership with Sport Integrity Australia

We are delighted to announce that  Play by the Rules in partnership with Sport Integrity Australia will now host the PBTR online training modules on the Sport Integrity Australia e-learning hub.

Sport Integrity Australia e learning hub

A key recommendation of the Wood Review proposed a single identifiable education and outreach platform be established to develop and coordinate education, training and outreach 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 educational materials and training in one convenient location.

Ethical Decision Making

How do we better prepare people to make well-informed, ethical decisions in regard to their involvement with sport in a world where performance and image enhancing drugs, illegal gambling, match fixing, sexism, homophobia, racism and corruption are commonplace?

What will you learn from this mini-course?

  • Reflect on concepts such as rules, sportsmanship, fair play and the ‘spirit of sport’.
  • What the key ethical approaches are.
  • What ethics are and how they relate to our values, principles, purpose and morals.
  • How to apply the ethical decision making framework to ethical dilemmas in sport.

Good governance, codes of conduct and punitive powers such as sanctions and bans are only half of the equation. In sport, where performance, ethics, values, principles and morals collide on a regular basis, making the right decision is not always straightforward. Ethical dilemmas and choices often exist in ‘grey areas’ – where right and wrong are not so clear.

That’s why a greater focus on incorporating integrity, ethics and ethical decision making education and training for athletes, coaches, support personnel and administrators is essential. Information and experience on these topics allows for discovery of what the values, meaning and purpose of sport is to participants, particularly at the grassroots level, so that this behavior and ‘culture of integrity’ becomes engrained and continues throughout all levels of sport. This mini-course will provide an introduction to ethics and a handy ethical decision making framework that you can tie into ethical decision making in sport. 

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Dr Paul Oliver

Course convenor:

Dr Paul Oliver

Oliver & Thompson Consultancy