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EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Sports Admin, Coach&Officiate
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070303 - Education Studies
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Melisa Chong

Other requisites

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). For information, go to http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience/blue-card

Rationale

Sport has an important and enduring role to play in Australian society. It is crucial for individuals who are involved in organising sport and managing teams and athletes to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in both working in these environments.

Sports administration requires skill in organisation, personnel, material and financial resource management, including relevant legal and ethical responsibilities. Concomitant with these skills is the utilisation of community liaison and networking capacities, to collaborate with internal and external agencies and providers, government agencies, councils, local sporting organisations, sports governing bodies and other relevant contacts. Many HPE specialists and professionals and volunteers in sports related fields, will be expected to fulfil the responsibilities of sports organisation and team and/or athlete management. This course provides pre-service health and physical education specialists, sport and exercise professionals and volunteers with the opportunity to complete accreditation courses in officiating and coaching from the Australian Sports Commission.

Synopsis

Pre-service health and physical education specialists, sport and exercise professionals and volunteers develop knowledge and skills to plan, promote, conduct and evaluate supportive and safe environments and practices for inclusive carnivals, tournaments and events. They will demonstrate their management of time, material and financial resources and the strategic deployment of human resources. They will develop and apply knowledge of risk assessment, emergency procedures and sports first aid.

Students complete accreditation courses in officiating and coaching through the Australian Sports Commission as part of the course assessment. They will apply system standards and the principles of organisation and administration in athlete and team management. It is expected that students will develop an understanding of the various professional and government agencies, councils, local sporting organisations, external providers, facilities, venues and resources available within their local communities. They will be required to utilise relevant contacts to assist with the planning and conduct of the carnivals, tournaments and events.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. complete a risk assessment for a carnival, tournament or event and know how to implement appropriate first aid and emergency procedures (APST 4.4, 7.2, 7.3; 7.4)
  2. apply codes of conduct in sports organisation and athlete and/or team management (APST 3.7, 5.5, 7.2, 7.4)
  3. apply knowledge of coaching and officiating to complete online courses available through the Australian Sports Commission (APST 1.2, 1.3, 6.2, 7.3, 7.4)
  4. plan, promote and evaluate a carnival, tournament or event demonstrating management of personnel, material and financial resources and liaise with relevant community contacts (APST 1.1, 4.1, 7.2, 7.3)
  5. apply legislative settings and systemic requirements to plan inclusive, supportive and safe environments and practices for a carnival, tournament or event (APST 4.4, 7.2).

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Sports administration 50.00
2. Sports coaching 20.00
3. Sports officiating. 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=EDH3256)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

den Duyn, N & Saddington, K 2008, Intermediate coaching: general principles manual, 1st edn, Australian Sports Commission, Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory.
(ePDF copy can be purchased from the Australian Sports Commission.)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Byl, J 2014, Organising successful tournaments, 4th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois.
Hoye, R, Smith ACT, Nicholson, M & Stewart, B 2015, Sport management: principles and applications, 5th edn, Routledge, New York.
Shilbury, D, Phillips, P, Karg, A & Rowe, K 2017, Sport management in Australia: an organisational overview, 5th edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 80.00
Private Study 85.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSESSMENT 1 40 40 29 Aug 2019 (see note 1)
ASSESSMENT 2 60 60 17 Oct 2019 (see note 2)

Notes
  1. Research assignment and officiating course.
  2. Research assignment and intermediate coach accreditation.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them including discussion forums scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.

  2. The course objectives for EDH3256 define the student learning outcomes in accordance with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s (AITSL) Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) which need to be evident in education courses.

  3. Risk Management: This course involves active participation in physical activity. The course examiner should be informed of any medical conditions which may be exacerbated by involvement in physical activity. You need to wear clothing and athletic shoes appropriate to the conditions. In many cases the practical sessions will be run in an outdoor environment. You are required to use appropriate sun safety behaviours and to wear protective clothing – shirts with sleeves, headwear, sunscreen, and sunglasses. There are no other risks beyond the ordinary.