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National sporting organisations (NSOs) are responsible for managing all coach registrations for the Sporting Schools Program. Coaches must register with their nominated NSO and meet the minimum coaching requirements, including Working with Children Checks (WWCC).
Step 1 - Check Sport Minimum Requirements
Each NSO will have minimum coaching requirements for delivering Sporting Schools programs and will provide coach upskilling where required. Visit Become a Coach on the Sporting Schools website to find your sports minimum requirements.
Step 2 – Register with your Sport
Visit the NSO sport pages to find the contact for your sport.
Provide the following details to the NSO:
- Full name
- Address details
- Date of birth
- Contact phone
- Email address
Complete the relevant NSO registration process.
Step 3 – Working With Children Check
Provide WWCC details to the sport.
Coaches must have a valid State/Territory WWCC or be able to provide evidence of exemption. The following mandatory details will need to be provided:
- Clearance type (WWCC, WwVP, Blue card etc.)
- ID Number
- Expiry date (15/08/2018)
- Or Exemption Type
Visit the Play by the Rules website for State/Territory Working with Children Check fact sheets.
Step 4 – Manage Sessions and Bookings
Once you are registered and successfully met the relevant coach requirements, NSOs or NSO-nominated coaching providers can assign a booking request to you through the online booking system from Term 2, 2024.
When a NSO or coaching provider has assigned a booking to you, you will receive an email that includes all booking details (e.g. school details, sports package, session dates, times and number of participants). You can accept or decline the booking request by clicking the relevant button.
NOTE: As part of the booking process, a school can request a specific coach as the preferred coach for their sports package.
The benefits of the booking system for coaches include the ability to:
- Receive and confirm bookings via email
- Access to all booking details to make an informed decision on whether to accept or decline booking requests
- Communicate directly with NSOs and/or nominated coaching providers