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Modified Athletics 

There is no additional professional learning/accreditation required for activities where:

  • Athletics skills are developed through modified activities and games
  • typically participated in as a non-competitive school sport program
  • modified equipment is used
Modified Athletics teaching resources


There is mandatory professional learning, accreditation and recommended professional learning for activities where students are being coached in the:

  • Fosbury flop in high jump
  • Rotational throwing technique in shot put
  • Hammer throw

Courses found in the below links are available for teachers to obtain the required accreditation and complete the required professional learning:

  • Athletics Australia learning centre 
    • Fosbury flop: Coaching High Jump: Fosbury Flop Youth Guidelines
    • Rotational throwing technique in shot put and hammer throw: Athletics Coach Bronze Certification

There is recommended professional learning and accreditation for activities that:

  • follow the rules of Athletics and are part of either: 
    • an interschool event, or 
    • the Representative School Sport Pathway. 

Courses found in the below links are available for teachers to obtain recommended qualifications:

Athletics coaching resources 
Athletics officiating resources 
Athletics carnival organising resources 
  • School Sport Unit-  School athletics carnival organising handbook (coming soon). 

Sport safety guidelines

When teaching or coaching Athletics, schools must adhere to the below Sport and Physical Activity Policy implementation documents: