Modified Australian Football
There is no additional training/accreditation required for activities where:
- Australian football skills are developed through modified activities and games
- typically participated in as a non-competitive school sport program
- there is no tackling (touching/tagging is allowed)
- an example may include AFL9's
Modified Australian Football teaching resources
- Sport education teaching resource - Australian Football unit
- Playing for life - AFL9 companion book
- AFLX (AFL9s) rules of the game
- AFL teacher resources
There is mandatory professional learning, accreditation and recommended professional learning for activities that:
- played competitively following the rules of the game. As part of either:
- an interschool event, or
- the Representative School Sport Pathway.
The following courses are available for teachers to obtain the required accreditation and complete the required professional learning:
- Foundation coaching is the minimum compulsory requirement for every teacher/coach and match official participating in school Australian Football.
- School Sport Unit - Recognising and responding to concussion is a compulsory requirement for every teacher participating in school Rugby League.
Additional professional learning/accreditation in the delivery of Australian Football is recommended. Courses found in the below link are available for teachers to obtain recommended qualifications:
Australian Football coaching resources
Sport safety guidelines
When teaching or coaching Australian Football, schools must adhere to the below Sport and Physical Activity Policy implementation documents: