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Training and developing volunteers

Volunteers are at the heart of your club's business. In addition to applying the principles of attracting and retaining these positions, there is specific training and development opportunities which will help to improve the quality of volunteering on offer at your club and provide professional development pathways that will improve the overall experience for volunteers.

On this resource page access specific information relating to:

Coach development

Read more about coach development at the following websites:

Resource Description
Coach Accreditation in Queensland

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program – List of upcoming coach accreditation courses offered by the department.

Building Active Communities Workshops

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

These workshops are free and aim to increase the skills and knowledge of community sport volunteers - committee members, coaches, team managers, officials and administrators through access to quality information and training.

Challenge Achieve and Pathways in Sport (CAPS) program

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

The Challenge, Achievement and Pathways in Sport (CAPS) program has been designed to increase the number of, and participation by, young volunteers within sporting organisations.

ASC- Coaches

Australian Sports Commission

This section of the Australian Sports Commission's website provides a suite of information on all topics coaching, including tools and tips, education and training and high performance information.

What is expected of a Volunteer Coach

Australian Sports Commission

Provides a fact sheet on some of the key aspects and requirements of a volunteer coach.

Coach Accreditation

Australian Sports Commission

Complete the general principles component of your coach accreditation online at this site.

Official development

Read more about official development at the following websites:

Resource Description

Officiating Site

Australian Sports Commission

This section of the Australian Sports Commission's website provides a suite of information on all topics officiating, including communication, officiating specific groups, safety and ethics and high performance information.

Recreation Training Opportunities

Queensland Fitness, Sport, Recreation Skills alliance

Search for a sport, fitness or recreation workforce training provider in Queensland.

Official Accreditation

Australian Sports Commission

Complete the general principles component of your official accreditation online at this site.

Administrator development

Read more about administrator development at the following website:

Resource Description

Clubhouse Booklets

Sport and Recreation Western Australia

A compilation of resources for clubs to assist with the day to day requirements of clubs. It consists of well researched, simple to follow information, checklists, tip sheets and templates.

Volunteer training and development

Additional volunteer training and development opportunities:

Resource Description

Online discrimination and child protection training and development

Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules offers free online training courses for coaches, administrators, officials and players about their rights under responsibilities under discrimination and child protection laws

Registered Training Providers

National Training Information Service

Use this site to find a range of professional development opportunities which provide qualifications which are nationally recognised.

Discrimination training and education

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland aims to provide accessible, inclusive, creative educational activities and resources, to increase community awareness of discrimination law in Queensland.
Last updated
18 March 2015