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Grow Your Game

Inspiring, empowering and educating the university sport workforce

UniSport's Grow Your Game inspires, empowers and educates the university sport workforce through a range of training, development and networking opportunities. 

We are firmly committed to the continual improvement and provision of opportunities for university sport staff, and student-athletes participating in UniSport events and programs. 

The UniSport members area and club development resource page also provide up to date resources, links to information, and webinars.

 

Start exploring today to see what opportunities and resources may assist your professional or personal development. 

Be the Influence


UniSport is proud to provide the Be The Influence (BTI) program exclusively to its members. The program was created in 2012 and has since seen more than 1,000 student leaders complete the face to face workshop. The program aims to equip student leaders with the tools and knowledge to be a leader amongst their peers. Key focuses of the workshop include: knowing and understanding personal brand, leadership and communication skills, highlighting positive role models, as well as social media and employability. It is our aim to deliver this program to all participants at UniSport events as well as student-athletes participating in club and social sport on campus. BTI is currently offered in both online and face to face formats. Contact us to enquire about or book a BTI workshop




Team management 101


Team management 101 is an essential guide for university team managers (UTMs) and staff who take teams to UniSport Nationals, World University Games and Championships, and other sporting competitions. Filled with practical tips, best practice and guides and information, this online resource equips managers with the knowledge and skills to manage student-athletes and travelling teams. Coming soon - Team management 101 will be avaialble to members soon.




Club officer network


UniSport Club Officer network brings together club managers and administrators across member univeristies to share knowledge, identify opportunities, and discuss challenges and solutions. The network includes monthly conversation cafes, a range of professional development opportunities, and an extensive range of club development resoruces. The network is open to staff and student club officers at UniSport member universities. Email us to enquire about joining the network.




Inclusion and diversity series


In this webinar series we chat to leading athletes, administrators, students and industry experts on key areas of inclusion and diversity in sport. Check out the calendar for upcoming topics including:

  • Pride in Sport Awareness training
  • Cultural diverstiy and inclusion in sport
  • Indigenous pathways
  • Women in sport




Member showcases and best practice


With 43 members that collectively represent more thant 1 million students nationally, we believe shared knowledge and resources empower our members. Member showcase sessions bring our members together to highlight successful programs and best practice in key areas that affect our industry. Check out the calendar to see the next member showcase.




Coaches, officials and judges


UniSport works with national and state sporting organisations to offer development opportunities for coaches, officials and judges. Opportunitites for members will be available soon. Contact us if your organisation would like to work with us to offer development opportunities and workshops to our members.




UniSport national conference


The UniSport National Conference unites university sport administrators and managers for networking opportunities and conversations surrounding issues that drive the university sport sector. To find out more, read UniSport National conference.




Incident management


In 2017, UniSport partnered with Risk Logic to deliver vital and important education and training to our members in the area of incident management. Using key tools and resources, members experienced a scenario situation where they were able to implement theory into practice. UniSport members were also provided with comprehensive tools for team planning and organisation at UniSport and other external events. Such tools include:

  • Critical incident management checklists
  • Incident management guides
  • Local incident management team structures
  • Escalation checklists
  • Local incident response plans
This education service was provided free to all UniSport members and incident management education will be ongoing. Email us to enquire about incident mangement education




Elite athlete development program


We are excited to offer a series of monthly webinars to student athletes within member Elite Athlete Progams. The webinars offer a range of personal and professional development opportunities specific to elite athletes. To find out more, read Elite Athlete Development Program.




Mental Health First Aid


UniSport are working with the David Shillington from Wellbeing Code to offer members access to accredited Mental Health First Aid courses. As a former professional athlete and accredited MHFA instructor, David is passionate about sport and mental health. The below courses will be offered throughout the year: Mental Health First Aid Youth (12-25yrs) This online course covers the content from MHFA Standard course, with additional information for adults who work, live or care for youth. You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan. Standard Mental Health First Aid - Referesher The Standard MHFA Refresher Course is a 4hour online course that allows people who have previously completed the Standard MHFA course to refresh their knowledge and skills and be across the latest up-to-date information. For people who are accredited MHFAiders, this course offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years. Visit the calendar to find out about upcoming courses. Contact us if you would like to enquire about face to face courses, or the Standard MHFA online course for your or your university.




High Performing Leaders Series


UniSport Australia is partnering with leadership experts Leading Teams to offer members two professional development series: High Performing Leaders - CEOs High Performing Leaders - Managers Both series are a program of practical and experiential learning, delivered by expert facilitators, Leading Teams, to equip participants wiht the understanding and pracitcal rools required to be a high performing leader within their organisation. Find out how this series can help develop your leadership skills and potential.





External opportunities from our partners

Anti-doping


UniSport is proud to work in partnership with Sport Integrity Australia (SIA), the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ensure our members and student-athletes at UniSport events and in high performance pathways have access to consistent, quality anti-doping education. SIA certification It is a requirement of participation at all UniSport events for participants and team managers to complete the SIA Anti-Doping online certification. Clean Sport 101 - participants Level 1 - team officials Level 1 and 2 - international athletes and officials To access the free SIA online certification visit Sport Integrity Australia eLearning and select the relevant course.




FISU-WADA partnership project


Engaging university students is the greatest method of promotion for drug-free sport values to future sport leaders and professionals. The FISU-WADA partnership project strives to create a drug-free environment to protect athletes and youth. The project is a part of the Legacy Program for the 2015 Universiade in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. The program objectives include:

  • Developing an integrated e-textbook and teaching material to raise the social awareness of anti-doping among first year university students.
  • Educating future practitioners, athletes, coaches and sport leaders on doping consequences and their role in doping prevention.
  • Supporting universities to integrate anti-doping messaging into different faculties by identifying key topics and providing essential support material.
To find out more visit FISU-WADA partnership project




Anti-Doping Textbook


The Anti-Doping Textbook and teaching material have been designed as a comprehensive overview of doping in sport and issues related to this. It's target audience is university students who strive to be involved in any sport, ranging from elite athletes to grass roots levels. The textbook is available in English, French, Korean, Russian and Spanish. It is accessible free of charge, along with the support material for instructors, through the FISU-WADA Anti-Doping Learning Hub. A project information brochure is also available. If you work in the area of curriculum development and wish to implement the anti doping e-textbook into your course, contact Donna Spethman for more information. FISU-WADA eTextbook and Learning Hub




Respect. Now. Always.


UniSport is proud to support the Respect. Now. Always. campaign implemented across all university institutions in Australia. For more information on Respect. Now. Always. visit the Universities Australia website or contact UniSport Australia and ask how you can get involved and learn more.




Concussion


Concussion is a serious injury and may occur to any person at a UniSport event. The UniSport Guideline on concussion can be found on the Policies and Guidelines page of our website. UniSport Australia endorses the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement. The Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information for athletes, coaches, medical and allied heath practitioners, parents and teachers. The Position Statement seeks to protect the integrity of sport through the consistent application of best practice guidelines and, ultimately, improve safety and health outcomes for all Australian who suffer concussive injuries while participating in sport. More information about concussion in sport





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