Football NSW is committed to the safety and welfare of all children and young people involved in football.
All coaches and managers must comply with the National Member Protection policy which includes the FFA Codes of Behaviour. Any breach of the National Member Protection policy, including the FFA Codes of Behaviour can result in disciplinary action by Football NSW and can be reported to Police and other authorities.
To meet Football NSW child protection training requirements for Season 2018, all coaches and managers registering for the teams listed below are required to complete the Play By the Rules online Child Protection Training Course and online Harassment & Discrimination Training Course as outlined.
This is a mandatory requirement for all coaches and managers registering in the teams listed below in 2018.
There are no exemptions or recognition of prior learning applicable to this requirement.
APPLICABLE TO COACHES & MANAGERS REGISTERING IN 2018 FOR:
|U18 teams||NPL NSW Men’s|
|NPL2 NSW Men’s|
|NPL3 NSW Men’s|
|FNSW State League Men’s|
|U14, U15, U17 teams||NPL NSW Women’s|
|NPL2 NSW Women’s|
|FNSW Girl's Conference League|
|U13, U14, U15, U16 teams||NPL Youth|
|FNSW Association Youth League|
|U9, U10, U11, U12 teams||FNSW Skill Acquisition Program (SAP)|
|U10, U11, U12, U13 team||FNSW Girl’s Skill Acquisition Program (Girl’s SAP)|
IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THESE COURSES PREVIOUSLY
To check if your certificates are still current 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 as they are only valid for 2 years from date of issue.
To download your certificates, select the course and then select “Congratulations, you have completed the course. Click here to get your certificate” (at the top of the page).
All coaches and managers must submit a current certificate for each course to Football NSW. Only current certificates will be accepted. To submit your Certificates click here
If your certificates are not current or if you have not completed the courses previously, complete the training courses as outlined.
TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING COURSES
The course is free and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete through the PBTR website.
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 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.
- There are NO EXEMPTIONS to this requirement.
- Football NSW will only issue your ID card when both Certificates have been received, coaching qualifications have been checked (if applicable) and you have correctly registered on MyFootballClub (MFC).
- Attending a WWK Seminar previously does not exempt a person from this requirement.
- Receiving an exemption previously does not exempt a person from this requirement.
NEED HELP WITH THE ONLINE TRAINING?
For assistance contact PBTR Online portal help
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where do I send my Harassment & Discrimination course certificates? The certificates are submitted directly to FNSW – Click here to submit your details and 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 again for next season.
4. Is this part of the Working with Children Check? No, completing the on-line training courses is not part of the WWCC, it is a requirement of FNSW.
5. What is the Working with Children Check? The WWCC is a Government requirement. It checks the background of people who are intending to work or volunteer with children. If you pass a Working with Children Check, you will receive a WWC Number.
6. Do I need to have a WWC Number as well as doing the on-line courses? Every person within FNSW in a paid or volunteer role with children under 18 years of age is required to have a Working with Children Check. Note: Workers and volunteers aged under 18 are exempt from this requirement.
7. Once I receive my WWC Number, who do I give it to? You must provide your WWC Number to your club.
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
WORKING WITH KIDS HANDBOOK
All coaches and Managers must also refer to the Football NSW Working with Kids Handbook
CHILD PROTECTION ENQUIRIES
Contact your club or Football NSW on 02 8114 4400.