The School Sport Unit TPL team are excited to announce the opportunity for teachers to complete some new and existing online TPL workshops. These workshops have been either created or adapted to provide opportunities to continue sport and physical activity professional learning during 2020 and beyond. Course enrolment is via MyPL or to enquire email tplschoolsport@det.nsw.edu.au

Meet Manager Online Workshop (Course Code NR09328)

You will have access to online instructional videos that take you through how to use the Hytek Active Track and Field Meet Manager program for a school athletics carnival. As part of this course you will also have access to one-to-one support.

Swimming Meet Manager

An additional Meet Manager workshop in Swimming is now available. The workshop gives access to instructional videos that take you through how to use the Hytek Active Swimming Meet Manager program for a school swimming carnival. As part of this course you will also have access to one-to-one support.

Netball Foundation Blended Workshop (Course Code NRG00281)

Comprised of a 2 hour online component followed by a 3 hour face-to-face practical component. Completion of the online component accredits you with the Foundation Netball Qualification. To receive 5 hours of Elective PD, participants will also need to attend the face-to-face workshop.

Athletics Officials Rules Refresher Online Course (Course Code NRG00434)

Participants watch a recording of a previous presentation where rules and procedures of the 2020-21 rule book are addressed.

Cross Country Officials Accreditation Online Workshop (Course Code NR09399)

Participants watch a recording of a previous presentation of this workshop. This course covers organising and conducting a school cross country carnival, cross country rules and how to be a competent cross country official.

Touch Football Level 1 Blended Workshop ( Course code NRG00273)

Comprised of a 2 hour online component followed by a 3 hour face-to-face practical component. Completion of the online component accredits you with the Level 1 Touch Football Coaching Accreditation. To receive 5 hours of Elective PD participants will also need to attend the face-to-face workshop.


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

Building skills as a sport organiser is a series of courses offered as self-paced online professional learning for teachers who are currently in the role of school sport organiser or who are aspiring to be a sport organiser. 

  • 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 elective professional learning at the Proficient career stage.
  • Courses in the series are separate courses and can be completed in any order.
  • Each course in now free of charge.
  • Course information will be available to participants once enrolment is completed.
  • These 5 courses are available only to teachers in NSW Department of Education schools.

Participants in each course require a suitable mentor to support and verify their professional learning. A mentor should have experience in the sport organiser role, have an understanding of the representative school sport pathway and be prepared to provide advice, feedback and direction to 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 Chris Kelleway from the TPL Team.

Chris Kelleway - chris.kelleway@det.nsw.edu.au or tplschoolsport@det.nsw.edu.au

 

Summary of course content, standards and hours

(Transcript for the Building skills as a sport organiser edumercial (DOCX 27KB)

Download the Building skills as a sports organiser flyer (PDF 83KB)

To enrol in a particular course click on the course names (MyPL course codes) below.

Building skills as a sport organiser - Understanding the role of a school sport organiser (NRG02049)  ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Understanding the role of a school sport organiser
  • Identifying sport as part of the whole school plan
  • Evaluating organisational models for the conduct of sport

6.3.2
7.2.2

Proficient

3 hours


Building skills as a sport organiser - Conducting school sport and physical activity safely  (NRG19010) ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Using the School sport website to inform the safe conduct of sport
  • Applying relevant department policies and guidelines to the conduct of sport
  • Assessing and maintaining the physical environment for sport
  • Promoting ethical decision making amongst teachers of sport

4.4.2
7.1.2
7.2.2

Proficient

6 hours


Building skills as a sport organiser - Delivering sport as a whole school activity (NRG19020) ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Organising weekly sport, carnivals and gala days
  • Understanding the Department of Education school finance systems
  • Acknowledging and managing the needs and interests of staff and students

4.4.2
6.2.2
7.2.2
7.4.2

Proficient

5 hours


Building skills as a sport organiser - Identifying support and resources for the conduct of school sport ENROL NOW 
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Accessing the student representative sport pathway
  • Representing the school in sport networks
  • Connecting with the School Sport Unit and other Department of Education officers
  • Promoting and providing teacher professional learning opportunities
  • Evaluating private providers

6.1.2
6.2.2
7.2.2
7.4.2


Proficient

5 hours

Building skills as a sport organiser - Promoting sport and recognising student achievement ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Accessing and using professional reading learning to support quality sports programs
  • Delivering a sport policy reflecting the school ethos and community interests
  • Implementing strategies at sport to promote student engagement
  • Providing awards and recognition for all levels of achievement

6.2.2
6.3.2
7.2.2
7.3.2

Proficient

3 hours

 

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

These courses are for NSW Department of Education teachers only and incur 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.

To enrol in a course click on the MyPL course code below. You may download the course material by clicking on the course name. 
Course title Standards Career stage Hours

School Sport Unit - Developing procedures for school sport (DOCX 80.51KB)
(MyPL course code NRG00260)

7.2.2 Proficient 3 hours
School Sport Unit - Reviewing procedures for school sport (DOCX 121.12KB)
(MyPL course code NRG00293)
6.3.3
7.2.3
7.4.3
Highly accomplished 10 hours

School-developed procedures for school sport - a review template

The procedures template (DOCX 73KB) is included in the Developing procedures for school sport course document. It 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.

iPLAY is an evidence-based professional learning program aimed at improving the quality of school sport and physical education. Teachers learn skills and strategies to conduct sport and physical education lessons that engage and motivate students and improve behaviour and learning. iPLAY has been shown to improve teacher confidence, and increase student physical activity and fitness levels

iPLAY is a collaboration of the Australian Catholic University, University of Newcastle, and the Department of Education School Sport Unit. You can find more information about iPLAY in this short video.

Teachers learn skills and strategies to conduct sport and physical education lessons that engage and motivate students and improve behaviour and learning. iPLAY has been shown to improve teacher confidence, and increase student physical activity and fitness levels.

Benefits to your school:

  • no cost to your school
  • 14 hours of Elective PD at ‘Proficient’ level for all teachers who complete the training
  • extra 13 hours offered at ‘Highly Accomplished’ level for up to 3 iPLAY leaders in each school
  • a physical activity tracking kit for your school
  • access to iPLAY website, resources, and mobile app
  • individualised feedback and mentoring by an experienced iPLAY Mentor for all teachers
  • improves teacher confidence and skills in teaching sport and physical education in your school
  • hundreds of online lesson resources for teachers.

 

iPLAY can be delivered at any K-6 public school in NSW. To learn more about the program visit our website iPLAY.org.au. To participate, register your interest on the iPlay website.

If you would like more information, please contact admin@iplay.org.au or psc@det.nsw.edu.au

 

Registration is now open.