Football NSW is committed to the safety and welfare of all children and young people in football.
Coaches and managers must comply with the National Member Protection policy which includes the FFA Codes of Behaviour. A breach of the National Member Protection policy can result in disciplinary action by Football NSW. Some breaches may also be reported to Police or other authorities.
To meet Football NSW child protection training requirements, all registered team officials in the competitions listed are required to complete:
- The Play By the Rules online Child Protection Training Course, and
- The Play By the Rules online Harassment & Discrimination Training Course.
This is a mandatory requirement. There are no exemptions or recognition of prior learning.
Under these requirements, the term ‘team official’ includes but is not limited to coach, manager, trainer, physiotherapist, Doctor or any other official required to be registered and hold a FNSW ID Card to be able to enter the technical area or playing pitch.
These requirements do not apply to NSW Ambulance officers, NSW Fire Brigade, NSW Police, SES or other emergency service personnel in the course of performing their duties.
APPLICABLE TO ALL REGISTERED OFFICIALS IN THE FOLLOWING COMPETITIONS:
|NPL NSW Men’s|
|NPL2 NSW Men’s|
|NPL3 NSW Men’s|
|NPL4 NSW Men’s|
|NPL NSW Women’s|
|NPL2 NSW Women’s|
|FNSW Girl's Conference League|
|FNSW Association Youth League|
|FNSW Skill Acquisition Program (SAP)|
|FNSW Girl’s Skill Acquisition Program (Girl’s SAP)|
|SELECT Futsal Premier League|
|SELECT Futsal Premier League 2|
|FNSW Futsal Development League|
|FNSW AWD Futsal League|
|FNSW AWD Futsal League 2|
IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PBTR CHILD PROTECTION AND HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION COURSES PREVIOUSLY
What are you required to provide? –
You are required to provide a current PBTR certificate for each online course. The certificates that you provide for each course must be current at the time of your registration.
To check if your certificates are current
- All new certificates issued have an expiry date
- If you have an older certificate that only has a date of issue, those certificates are valid for 2 years.
- If you do not have your certificates, follow steps 1 and 2 below and once logged into the training portal, select the My Learning tab and then select Completed and your current courses will be displayed. Check that your certificates are current. They are only valid for 2 years from date of issue.
To download your certificates from the training portal once the course has been completed – select the relevant course and then, at the top of the page select “Congratulations, you have completed the course. Click here to get your certificate”. Your certificate should then automatically download as a PDF at the bottom of the page. Once downloaded, save the certificate to your computer.
To submit your Certificates to FNSW – click here
If your certificates are not current or if you have not completed the courses previously, complete the training courses as outlined below.
TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING COURSES
The courses are free and each course takes approx. 20 minutes to complete.
STEP 2 Log in by entering your Username and Password. If you are new to the site, select Register and enter your details and select your sport as Football (soccer) and then log in.
STEP 3 Log in, then select the Browse Learning tab at the top of the page, go to Page 2 of the course list, then select ‘PBTR – Child Protection’ course.
STEP 4 Complete the course and the Course Assessment then save and print the Certificate from the My Learning tab.
STEP 5 Same as Steps 3 & 4, but select ‘PBTR – Harassment & Discrimination’ course.
STEP 6 Submit both course Certificates to Football NSW. To submit your Certificates click here.
- Football NSW will only issue your ID card when both Certificates have been received and coaching qualifications have been checked (if applicable) and you have correctly registered on the National Registration Database.
- Your club will be notified when ID cards have been processed and are ready for supply or collection by an authorised club official.
- Team officials are not permitted in the Technical Area without an ID card. Breaches of this rule may be subject to disciplinary sanction by FNSW.
- If you have not received your ID card, please contact your club and ask them to follow up with our office.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
The WWCC is a requirement applicable to all workers and volunteers who are working or volunteering with children under 18 years of age. Refer to the FNSW WWC Policy and FNSW WWC webpage for further information.
- Apply for a Working with Children Check Number
- Renew your WWC Number (if your WWC number has expired)
- Find your WWC Number (if you have forgotten your WWC number
WORKING WITH KIDS HANDBOOK & GUIDELINES
- Guidelines for Working with Children
- Football NSW Working with Kids Handbook
- How Poor Sideline Behaviour effects Kids
- Why Kids Play Sport
- What Sport Icons say about Kids Sport
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where do I send my course certificates? Click here to submit your certificates
2. How do I know if my certificates are current? Follow steps 1 and 2 as per the steps above and once logged into the training portal, select the My Learning tab and then select Completed and your current courses will be displayed. Check that your certificates are current as they are only valid for 2 years from date of issue.
3. What if my certificates are current when I submit them to FNSW, but expire during the season? Certificates that are current when provided to FNSW are acceptable for the current season. Please remember though, you will need to complete the course/s again before you register for next season.
4. Is this part of the Working with Children Check? No, the on-line training courses is not part of the WWCC, it is a child protection requirement of FNSW.
5. What is the Working with Children Check? The WWCC is a Government requirement which checks the background of people who are intending to work or volunteer with children. If you pass a WWCC and have visited a Service NSW office to finalise your application, once you are cleared you will receive a WWC Number supplied by NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.
6. Do I need to have a WWC Number as well as doing the on-line courses? Yes. Every person within FNSW working in a paid or volunteer role with children under 18 years of age is required to have a Working with Children Check. (except for people who are under 18 years of age themselves).
Everyone in the competitions listed also has to complete the online training courses as well.
7. Once I receive my WWC Number, who do I give it to? You must provide your WWC Number to your club. You must also keep your WWC on file as it will be required whenever you apply to work or volunteer with children.
8. Where do I apply for a Working with Children Check? Click here to Apply for a WWC Check
9. Where can I find out more about the WWCC? Click here for WWCC Information & Guidelines
ONLINE COURSE TRAINING HELP
The online courses are provided and managed by PBTR through the Australian Sports Commission/AIS online training portal. Football NSW does not manage PBTR or have access to your course information. For assistance visit the PBTR online portal helppage
If you wish to clarify anything in relation to the WWC requirements or the online training requirements please contact your club.