|Short Description:||Sports Admin, Coach&Officiate|
|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|
|Version produced :||7 June 2020|
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
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.