This section is designed for people in their first week of a new job or volunteer position in a sports club, youth
centre or community organisation.
If you are a supervisor wanting to learn more about induction for new staff, go to the Orientating and inducting new staff section.
Before you begin working with any young people, it is important that you have a basic understanding of some of your legal responsibilities.
The following three presentations are designed to give you a very basic level of understanding of three areas that are particularly important- Child Protection, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Privacy and Confidentiality. Work through them one at a time, with a note pad beside you to take down anything you do not understand or that you have questions about. It is important that you ask questions of your supervisor regarding anything you aren't sure about, or that doesn't make sense to you.
Each section has three parts-
A slideshow document, which tells you the information;
At least one handout, with information to print about the show's topic; and
An 'induction check' sheet, which is a short set of questions about that topic. Your supervisor may want you to complete this sheet to show that you have completed the learning session.
Print this brochure from FaCs to learn more about Child Protection.
Help Sheet - Child Abuse Information (298 KB)
Induction Handout - Child Protection (142 KB)
Double click on this to start the Privacy and Confidentiality slideshow.
Double click on this to start the Work Health and Safety (WHS) slideshow.
Induction Slideshow - WHS (1058 KB)
Induction Check - WHS (28 KB)
(This section is not needed by all participants/learners - check with your supervisor before completing this online
The Beginning Coaching online course has been developed by the Australian Sports Commission to help coaches learn the basic skills of coaching, especially aimed at people coaching children.