These practical workshops, most registered with NESA, provide teachers with skills to ensure the delivery of positive outcomes to students in sport and physical activity.

 

Some helpful tips for sport and physical activity face to face TPL workshops

 

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with AFL NSW/ACT is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshops:

School Sport Unit - AFL Level 1 Coaching Accreditation for Primary Teachers and

School Sport Unit - AFL Level 1 Coaching Accreditation for Secondary Teachers

These courses focus on the fundamentals of Australian Football: basic kicking, marking, ruck work, handball. Warm up, rules & umpiring, and practically-based drills and activities will equip participants with enough skills and knowledge to confidently conduct successful age appropriate AFL sessions.

School Sport Unit - AFL Level 1 Coaching  Accreditation for  Secondary Teachers or Primary Teachers  will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Athletics NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

The School Sport Unit - Level 1 Athletics Coaching course will provide individuals with theoretical and practical information on coaching. Participants will plan and organise a variety of activities that develop the fundamental movements of running, jumping and throwing; plan and implement a training session and assess and manage the risks associated with athletics coaching.

For Level 1 Accreditation, online completion of the "General Coaching Principles” is required prior to attending the Level 1 Workshop. Please bring your completion number to the Level 1 workshop. (PDHPE teachers are exempt from this online course).

School Sport Unit - Athletics Level 1 Coaching  Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Athletics NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit - Athletics Rules Refresher is a workshop directed at teachers who have already completed the Athletics Level 2 Officials (previously known as Level C) workshop and wish to stay accredited and up to date with the latest rules. This qualification allows teachers to continue to officiate at school, zone, regional and state athletics carnivals.

This course covers the changes to rules and procedures for the period of the new rule book (2018-2019). This qualification is a recognised qualification by Athletics Australia.

Please note this is a non-registered course. For teachers accredited at Proficient, completion of this course will contribute 2 hours towards NON-Registered professional development. The workshop addresses the following Professional Teaching Standard: 4.4.2.

The department’s School Swimming and Water Safety Program in partnership with AUSTSWIM are offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the One Day AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate course. The course is directed at classroom teachers who would like to support the delivery of a quality Learn to Swim and Water Safety program for their school. Candidates will be assessed through a combination of theory and practical assessments.

The workshop will consist of 3 main sessions with significant time given to participants developing safe and correct techniques in both theory and practical work in the pool.

Prior to the workshop participants will be required to complete a set of worksheets using the manual they will be sent on enrolment and also sample micro lessons. Post course candidates are required to complete an online exam and on the job competency training and assessment.

$330.00 per candidate. Fee includes course manual, presenters’ fees, venue hire and refreshments. A cancellation fee of $99.00 will apply if insufficient notice is provided.

Assessment tasks on the day of the course include:

  • Continuous Aquatic Sequence
  • Water Safety and Rescue
  • Teach Micro Lesson, associated plans prepared before the course
  • Following the course and within 12 months:
  • Online Exam, Lesson plans, Practical teaching assessment (at least 4 hours)

Candidates must have a current CPR and WWCC for accreditation to be issued and provide USI number.

School Sport Unit - One Day AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate will contribute 17 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing  3.2.2, 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Badminton NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit - Shuttle Time is a workshop directed at classroom teachers who would like to support the delivery of a quality badminton program and/or wish to coach a school badminton team.

Practical activities include grips, ready position, swing, throws, hitting and front/mid/rear court play.

School Sport Unit - Shuttle Time will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Basketball NSW and Basketball Australia, is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in: School Sport Unit - Basketball Level 1 Coaching Accreditation workshop.

By the end of the workshop participants will have completed the NCAS Basketball Club Coach (formerly Level 1). Participants are required to complete the General Principles course online prior to attending.

General Coaching Principles

The workshop provides an understanding of the game and how it is played; confidence with coaching/game strategies, understanding of basic rules & refereeing.

School Sport Unit - Basketball Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Concussion is a complex injury and is a public health concern in Australia. As rates increase, there is a raised awareness of the potential short and long term consequences that may be attributed to the condition. 

School Sport Unit - HeadSafe is a workshop designed to provide guidance on concussion. The aim of the course is to raise awareness and understanding of concussion and to ensure best practice management of concussion injuries. Teachers, students, players, parents, coaches and officials need to act in the best interest of student safety and welfare of any person suspected of suffering concussion. The knowledge and skills provided by this workshop will allow teachers to recognise the signs and symptoms of concussion and safely manage these appropriately.

School Sport Unit - HeadSafe will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Cricket NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit – Cricket Level 1 Coaching Accreditation focuses on the fundamentals of cricket such as batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. Warm up, rules & umpiring and practically based drills and activities will equip participants with enough skills and knowledge to confidently conduct successful cricket sessions back at school.

For Level 1 Accreditation online completion of the "Introduction to Cricket" course is required prior to attending the workshop. Please go to the following link, register with Cricket Australia and then complete the online course.

http://coaches.cricket.com.au/

School Sport Unit - Cricket Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit - Cross Country Officials Accreditation is a video conference directed at the general classroom teacher who would like support in providing quality cross country carnivals for students as well as being skilled to officiate at school, zone, regional and state cross country carnivals.

This course covers: organising and conducting a school cross country carnival; how to be a competent cross country official and cross country rules.

PLEASE NOTE - To gain full Level 1 Accreditation, participants will need to complete a theory exam online following their attendance at the workshop, and forward a copy of their certificate to the School Sport Unit.

Please note this is a non-registered course. For teachers accredited at Proficient, completion of this course will contribute 2 hours towards NON - Registered professional development. The workshop addresses the following Professional Teaching Standards: 6.2.2 & 7.4.2.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Cycling Australia, is offering teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit – AustCycle Skills Coach Accreditation is a workshop directed at classroom teachers who would like to support the delivery of a quality cycling program. (It is the same course as Cycling Australia Introductory Skills Instructor Course).

The one day workshop focuses on general cycling skills (mounting/dismounting, pedalling, braking, cornering, group riding), cycling in low traffic, essential traffic cycling skills (hand signals, entering the roadway, hazards, blind spots, straight line riding, intersections, turning lanes, roundabouts, group riding) and conducting activities in low traffic.

To gain full NCAS accreditation, participants need to hold a senior first aid certificate, Cycling Australia membership, WWCC & a signed CA Code of Behaviour.

Please provide your own road worthy bike and helmet.

School Sport Unit - AustCycle Skills Coach Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with NSW European Handball is offering 7-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the School Sport Unit – European Handball Level 1 Coaching Accreditation workshop.

By the end of this one day face to face workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply basic rules as a referee
  • Perform and teach basic skills
  • Play adapted handball games and drills
  • Understand basic tactics of each position
  • Qualify as Level 1 European Handball coaches

School Sport Unit – European Handball Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 & 7.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

School Sport Unit – Sports Medicine Australia Provide First Aid is a workshop directed towards K-12 teachers and staff who would like to gain a recognised first aid qualification HLTAID003. The course includes:

  • DRABCD, CPR, Use of AED
  • First Aid Emergencies (heart attack, stroke, drowning, choking)
  • Fractures, Dislocations, Soft Tissue Injuries, Slings, Bandaging, RICER, Immobilization
  • Skin Injuries (burns, infections, needle stick, bleeding, bites, stings, amputation, shock)
  • Injury Management (eye, ear, head, spinal, abdominal, crush injuries)
  • Medical Conditions (asthma, seizures, poisoning)

School Sport Unit - Sports Medicine Australia Provide First Aid  will contribute 7 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit – Football Level 4 Referee is a workshop that provides the rules of the game of football. Teachers from K-12 will participate in a 5 hour workshop to introduce them to refereeing football. The main focus will be on participants developing safe and correct procedures in officiating football so that they can confidently conduct a successful 10 week football program at their school and/or be able to confidently coach and referee a school football team.

Practical activities include observation of correct technique, demonstration of skills and providing feedback to peers on the following: basic interpretations of the rules, referee signals and whistling, positioning, penalty kicks and assistant referee duties.

Laws of the game, safety considerations (addressing the School Sport Unit Safety Guidelines specific to football, as well as mandatory football codes of conduct for players, coaches, officials and spectators).

School Sport Unit- Football Level 4 Referee will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

The department’s School Sport Unit - Football for Primary Schools is directed at the general classroom teacher who would like support in delivering a quality football program and/or wish to coach a school football team. The workshop concentrates on the small sided game concept of football and covers: small sided games; practical skills sessions covering warm up activities, skill activities and small sided game formats, session planning, laws of the game and refereeing.

The department’s School Sport Unit - Football for Secondary Teachers is a teacher specific FFA Youth Football Certificate 1 coaching course. It concentrates on the planning and presentation of safe, appropriate and age related football activities. Focus is on positions, technique, working together as a team and small sided activities to develop these focus areas.

School Sport Unit - Football for Primary Schools or School Sport Unit - Football for Secondary Teachers will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Gymnastics NSW and Gymnastics Australia is offering K-3 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit—Fundamental Movement for K-3 Teachers

This workshop is very practical in nature, providing teachers with a teaching framework for daily physical activity which will enhance students’ fundamental motor skills relative to all sport and physical activity, as well as providing valuable links to brain development.  The course focuses on warm up activities, physical conditioning activities, dominant movement patterns (statics, spring landing, locomotion, rotation & swing) and hand held apparatus.

School Sport Unit - Fundamental Movement for K – 3 Teachers  will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD  addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

School Sport - Futsal Coaching Certificate workshop provides the basic concepts of the principals of the game of Futsal using practical sessions on passing, controlling/trapping, attacking skills, basic formations and defending. Focus will be on gaining skills and knowledge in futsal for K-12 teachers and participants will be qualified with the FFA Futsal Coaching License and FFA Futsal Coaching Certificate.

School Sport - Futsal Coaching Certificate will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 6.2.2 & 7.1.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Jack Newton Junior Golf is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit –Golf Level 1 Coaching Accreditation provides the basic principles of the game of golf. Teachers from K-12 will participate in a 5 hour workshop to introduce them to golf. The main focus will be on participants developing safe and correct techniques in golf (swing, putting, chipping) so that they can confidently conduct a successful 10 week golf program at their school and/or be able to confidently coach a school golf team.

School Sport Unit – Golf Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2  of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Gymnastics NSW and Gymnastics Australia is offering teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit – Foundation Gymnastics for Primary Teachers

This workshop address the following skills/areas at either a primary level: mini tramp, acrobatics, vault, group displays, aerobics & cheerleading, session planning and programming, legal and safety guidelines (School Sport Unit and Gymnastic NSW Guidelines).

School Sport Unit – Foundation Gymnastics for Primary Teachers will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Gymnastics NSW and Gymnastics Australia is offering teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit – Intermediate Gymnastics for All Coaching Accreditation

This workshop address the following skills/areas at a secondary level: mini tramp, acrobatics, vault, group displays, aerobics & cheerleading, session planning and programming, legal and safety guidelines (School Sport Unit and Gymnastic NSW Guidelines).

School Sport Unit - Gymnastics for All Intermediate Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Hockey NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in School Sport Unit - Hockey Level 1 Coaching Accreditation workshop.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have completed the Hockey Level 1 Coaching Accreditation Course. The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the game and how it is played, hockey skills such as moving the ball, distribution, receiving, tackling, goal keeping, goal shooting, attacking principles, defending principles, corners and small sided games and activities.

School Sport Unit - Hockey Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit is offering K-2 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit – Delivering Engaging Sport and Physical Activity Programs in K-2

This one day workshop provides K-2 teachers with a wide range of engaging and enjoyable sport and physical activities. Through their active involvement in the workshop, participants will develop their knowledge of how to structure an effective sport lesson, become aware of safety considerations as well as strategies for teaching in outdoor settings. Participants will develop a repertoire of active games and energisers designed to enhance student focus and engagement in their local school context.

School Sport Unit - Delivering engaging sport and physical activity programs in K-2 will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.4, 4.4.2 & 6.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop School Sport Unit - Meet Manager Athletics workshop.

Teachers from K-12 will participate in a one day workshop to introduce them to the Meet Manager program. Focus will be on what the program can do, all menus in the program, setting up a carnival (events, records, sessions, scoring, entries, seeding, lanes, reports, run meet, field series, advancers, exporting results, backing up and merging), setting up and running a test event.

All participants must bring a laptop, preferably with the Meet Manager program installed. If the Meet Manager program is not installed you need to download the appropriate Track and Field Meet Manager 4.0 Demo from: http://www.hy-tekltd.com/downloads.html

Please note this is a Non-registered course. For teachers accredited at Proficient, Completion of this course will contribute 5 hours towards NON - Registered professional development. The workshop addresses the following Professional Teaching Standards: 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, & 7.4.2.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Mountain Bike Australia is offering teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit – Mountain Bike Level 0 Skills Coach is a workshop directed at classroom teachers who would like to support the delivery of a quality mountain bike program. It is department policy for teachers instructing mountain biking to hold this Level 0 qualification.

At the successful completion of the course, coaches will be equipped to deliver short to medium term training programs, sessions and activities to assist beginner to intermediate off road cyclists of all ages to develop mountain bike cycling skills and to be able to ride safely and confidently in an off road environment.

To gain full NCAS accreditation, participants need to be a financial member of Mountain Bike Australia (included in course fee), hold a current recognised first aid certificate and hold a current WWCC. Participants are required to bring their own bike and helmet to the workshop. 

School Sport Unit - Mountain Bike Level 0 Skills Coach will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 & 7.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

School Sport Unit – Netball Development Coaching Accreditation workshop

The course provides more advanced principles of the game of netball and is the second level of coaching qualifications for NSW Netball. Teachers from K-12 will participate in a 5 hour workshop which concentrates on further developing their coaching ability. The main focus will be on attacking/defensive skills, team strategies and court systems so that they can confidently conduct a successful netball program at their school and/or be able to confidently coach a school netball team.

***Please note that the Foundation Coaching Qualification and completion of the online Rules of Netball umpiring exam is a pre-requisite for attending.*** 

School Sport Unit – Netball Development Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

School Sport Unit – Foundation Netball for NSW Teachers focuses on the fundamentals of netball such as ball handling, footwork, attacking/defending, goal shooting, positional play, training sessions and programming. The practically based drills and activities will equip participants with enough skills and knowledge to confidently conduct successful netball sessions back at school. A rules and umpiring session is also included. Please note this is the first level of the Netball NSW coaching qualification framework.

School Sport Unit - Foundation Netball for NSW Teachers will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

School Sport Unit - ONSW Orienteering Coaching workshop is directed at classroom teachers who would like to support the delivery of a quality orienteering program and/or wish to coach a school orienteering team.

Course Outline:

  • Practical activities - map understanding, basic orienteering skills (compass, working out where you are on the map, what is involved in completing a course); practical activities.
  • Session planning and programming.
  • Laws of the game, School Safety Guidelines.

School Sport Unit - ONSW Orienteering Coaching Course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit has developed a workshop known as Resistance Training for Teens, which is based on two previously successful school-based studies conducted by the University of Newcastle (known as ATLAS and NEAT). The workshop provides innovative training, resources and strategies for teachers to deliver a foundational resistance training (predominantly bodyweight exercises) and health-related fitness program within school sport, PDHPE or PASS.

Resistance Training for Teens has been evaluated using a randomised controlled trial in 16 NSW secondary schools. Results showed that participating students increased their muscular fitness and flexibility, improved their competence and confidence in resistance training movements, and became more motivated to engage in physical activity. Within this trial, both student and teacher satisfaction with the program was high. In particular, teachers found the program resources valuable and easy to use.

Resistance training is promoted by the School Sport Unit as a foundation concept for lifelong involvement in physical activity. The evidence-based Resistance Training for Teens workshop provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to deliver engaging and educative learning experiences, which will help students to develop the capabilities, confidence and motivation to support lifelong participation in resistance training. 

Additional information can be found on our Research initiatives and TPL opportunities page.

Resistance Training for Teens will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

School Sport Unit – Rugby League International Games Coach Accreditation (IGC)

This is a workshop directed at secondary teachers who would like to support the delivery of a quality rugby league program and/or wish to coach a school rugby league team.

Course includes - practical activities (ball handling, tackling, evasion, kicking, scrummaging and play the ball); session planning and programming; laws of the game, safety guidelines and officiating.

School Sport Unit— Rugby League Modified Games Coach Accreditation (MGC)

This workshop is directed at primary teachers. It focuses on the same areas as the IGC course, with all practical activities being for primary aged students.

School Sport Unit - Rugby League International Games Coach Accreditation (IGC) or School Sport Unit - Rugby League Modified Games Coach Accreditation (MGC) will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and NSW Rugby is offering the following rugby coaching accreditation workshops for K-12 teachers in NSW.

School Sport Unit – Primary Teacher Rugby Coach Accreditation

Teachers of Year 4 to Year 6 students will participate in a ten-hour program that includes face-to-face and eLearning modules. focusing on the fundamentals of coaching kids rugby, developing rugby skills and modified games.

School Sport Unit - Secondary Teacher Rugby Level 1 Coach Accreditation

Teachers of Year 7 to Year 12 students will participate in an eleven-hour program that includes face-to-face and eLearning modules. To gain Level 1 accreditation, all components of the course must be completed, including an on-line exam with a 90% pass mark (to be completed following attendance at the face to face workshop.)

The aim of this course is to provide the secondary school rugby coach with an understanding of the game, rugby laws and trends; coaching in practice and coaching the technical elements of the game.

School Sport Unit – Primary Teacher Rugby Coach Accreditation or School Sport Unit – Secondary Teacher Rugby Level 1 Coach Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 & 7.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit - School Athletics Officiating is a workshop directed at the general classroom teacher who would like support in providing quality athletics carnivals for students as well as being skilled to officiate at school, zone, regional and state athletics carnivals.

This course covers online modules on track, long jump and shot put (to be completed prior to attending the workshop), organising and conducting a school athletics carnival, athletics rules for track and field (throws & jumps).
To complete the online component, please go to the following link, set up a login, enrol in each module (track, long jump, shot put), complete and print certificates.

http://www.athletics.com.au/Officials/Level-1-Important-Information

School Sport Unit - School Athletics Officiating will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
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The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Softball NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit—Softball Level 1 & 2 Coaching Accreditation

By the end of the workshop, participants will have completed the NCAS Softball Level 1 and 2 Coaching Accreditation course – full accreditation will be provided on practical assessment by the instructors during the day.

The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the game, how it is played, coaching and game strategies. Participants will implement a student training session involving minor games & coaching drills and umpiring skills.

School Sport Unit - Softball Coaching Level 1 & 2 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Sports Medicine Australia is offering K-12 teachers an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit — SMA Sports Taping

The course covers the purpose of taping, allergies, removing tape and brace options. The course covers the following body parts: elbow, ankle, wrist, thumb, shoulder (AC Joint; Anterior Dislocation; Elevation), knee and knee (McConnell Patella Tracking), addressing their anatomy, common injuries and causes as well as taping techniques.

School Sport Unit - SMA Sports Taping will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 4.4.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop: School Sport Unit - Meet Manager Swimming workshop.

Teachers from K-12 will participate in a one day workshop to introduce them to the Meet Manager program. Focus will be on what the program can do, all menus in the program, setting up a carnival (events, records, sessions, scoring, entries, seeding, lanes, reports, run meet, field series, advancers, exporting results, backing up and merging), setting up and running a test event.

All participants must bring a laptop, preferably with the Meet Manager program installed. If the Meet Manager program is not installed you need to download the appropriate Swimming Meet Manager 5.0 Demo from: http://www.hy-tekltd.com/downloads.html

Please note this is a Non-registered course. For teachers accredited at Proficient, completion of this course will contribute 5 hours towards NON - Registered professional development. The workshop addresses the following Professional Teaching Standards: 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, & 7.4.2.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Squash NSW is offering 7-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit—Squash Level 1 Coaching Accreditation

This course focuses on providing individuals with theoretical and practical information on coaching squash, including

  • developing basic perpetual motor skills
  • practical coaching skills
  • preparation of coaching sessions
  • rules and match play
  • squash safety

The course is supplemented by the Squash Coaching and Resource Manual.

School Sport Unit - Squash Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The department’s School Sport Unit is offering teachers and teacher’s assistants the opportunity to participate in the School Sport Unit - Teaching Physical Activity to Students with Disabilities workshop.

This course provides participants with the skills and confidence to adapt, modify and deliver inclusive games and physical activity opportunities for students. In particular the course aims to assist teachers in understanding and applying the basics of, adapting and modifying, maximising individual’s potential, disability specific information in regard to physical activity and development of disability specific sports skills.

School Sport Unit - Teaching Physical Activity to Students with Disabilities will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.1.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Tennis Australia is offering teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit — Tennis for Primary Teachers

The Tennis for Schools program focuses on the delivery of sport in a modified environment which supports maximum participation and caters to the individual needs of all students. This is achieved via scaled equipment and the ability to construct a number of courts in a variety of playing spaces. All participants receive the resource Tennis for Primary Schools resource.

Skills include locomotion, spatial awareness, balance, projection, reception, racquet familiarisation and rally. Participants learn the basic concepts of the serve, rally and scoring points. Through teacher led practical activities, participants develop the serve, groundstroke and volley while understanding the concepts of accuracy, depth and height.

School Sport Unit – Tennis for Primary Teachers will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The Thinking While Moving in Maths workshop targets primary teachers interested in integrating physical activity into their classroom teaching of mathematics. Teachers will acquire research based teaching ideas, resources and practical classroom management skills to engage students more effectively in mathematics by including physical activity in the context of maths lessons. They will also gain an understanding of the potential benefits integration can bring to the teaching of other KLAs.

Prior to the workshop participants will be required to complete a questionnaire on existing teaching practices and understanding of physical activity.

Thinking While Moving in Maths will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with Touch NSW is offering K-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the following workshop:

School Sport Unit- Touch Football Level 1 Coaching Accreditation workshop

This course is directed at the general classroom teacher who would like support in delivering a quality touch football program and/or who wishes to coach a school touch football team.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have completed the NCAS Touch Level 1 Coaching Accreditation Course - full accreditation will be provided on practical assessment by the instructors during the day.

School Sport Unit – Touch Football Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The department’s School Sport Unit in partnership with NSW Volleyball is offering 7-12 teachers in NSW an opportunity to participate in the School Sport Unit—Volleyball Level 1 Coaching Accreditation workshop.

The Level 1 Volleyball coaching course will provide individuals with theoretical and practical information on coaching. The course covers the basics of volleyball - forearm passing, setting, serving, spiking, blocking; concepts of defence and attack; modified games and the basics of coaching the game.

 School Sport Unit - Volleyball Level 1 Coaching Accreditation will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 6.2.2, 7.1.2 & 7.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.