The following courses are registered through NESA and provide a process of teacher led improvement practices in implementing quality sport and physical activity policies, programs and practices within the school.

This series of courses is currently under review. It will be restored to MyPL at the end of Term 3. Thank you for your patience.

Building Skills as a Sport Organiser is self-paced professional learning for teachers in the role of school sport organiser in NSW Department of Education schools only.

The series aims to build teacher knowledge and skills to deliver quality and safe school sport programs. It includes 5 QTC registered courses offering up to 22 hours of professional learning at the Proficient career stage.

Courses in the series are separate learning events and can be completed in any order.
Each course has a cost of $44.00 per teacher.
Participants in each course require a suitable mentor to support and verify their professional learning. A mentor can be:

  • the principal
  • a member of the school executive with a good understanding of sport
  • a teacher with a minimum of 8 years recent experience in the role of Sport Organiser.

If the school cannot identify a suitable mentor please contact the course developer at or (02) 9266 8317.

Getting started

Follow the two step enrolment process to get started in a Building Skills as a Sport Organiser course.

  1. Ask your principal to create an event in MyPL using the course code.
  2. Complete the Contact Details form.

Course information and materials are emailed to participants and mentors after the two step enrolment is completed.

Summary of course content, standards and registered hours

Course 1 - Understanding the role of a school sport organiser (3 hours)
Content Standards
  • Roles and responsibilities of a Sport Organiser
  • Sport as part of the school management plan
  • Sport organisational model
6.3.2, 7.2.2

Course 2 - Conducting sport and physical activity safely (6 hours)
Content Standards
  • The School Sport website
  • Department of Education policies and guidelines
  • Risk assessment
4.4.2, 7.1.2, 7.2.2

Course 3 - Delivering sport as a whole school activity (6 hours)
Content Standards
  • Weekly sport, carnivals and gala days
  • Finance
  • Staff and students needs and interests
1.5.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2

Course 4 - Identifying support and resources for the conduct of school sport (5 hours)
Content Standards
  • Student representative sport pathway
  • Sport networks
  • Sport associations
  • Professional learning for teachers of sport
  • Private providers
1.5.2, 1.6.2, 6 .1.2, 7.4.2

Course 5 - Promoting sport as part of the school culture and recognising student achievement (3 hours)
Content Standards
  • Supervision and welfare
  • School sport procedures
  • Awards and recognition
  • Professional reading
4.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2




The template has been developed for schools to adapt and reflect the organisation and management of sport and physical activity in the school. The procedures are a mandatory requirement of the Sport and Physical Activity Policy.

School- based professional learning

The following courses support the development and review of the procedures for the organisation and management of sport and physical activity in the school. 

The courses are for NSW Department of Education teachers only at no cost. The principal needs to schedule an event at their school using the information below and the participant needs to enrol in the event scheduled at their school.

Course title Course code Career stage

School Sport Unit - Developing procedures for school sport

RG00260 Proficient
School Sport Unit - Reviewing procedures for school sport RG00293 Highly accomplished

Primary teachers wanting to improve planning and delivery of physical education and sport will find this useful. iPLAY is an evidence based intervention using experienced teachers of PE and sport to mentor peers in improving practice.