This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to inform participants about anti-doping policies in sport and assist participants to address drugs in sport issues according to legislative and sport-specific anti-doping requirements.

This unit applies to individuals working in community based roles in the Australian sport industry in coaching and support roles. This includes individuals working and volunteering in sport clubs and organisations.

Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation, and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
SISSSCO008

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - apply anti-doping policies to support three participants in a specific sport that involves, conveying the following international and domestic anti-doping policies such as banned and restricted drug classes, drug testing, procedures and protocols, deliberate use of drugs, inadvertent use of drugs, social drug use, ethical implications, health effects of banned substances, therapeutic use of banned drugs, participants' rights and responsibilities, herbal medications and supplements, hearings and sanctions, and; - consulting with the participants to develop, implement and review strategies to support them with drugs in sport issues.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - organisational policies and procedures applicable to applying anti-doping policies; - requirements of the world anti-doping code applicable to coaches and participants; - anti-doping policy of the sport-specific National Sporting Organisation; - types of support staff and how they can assist participants with anti-doping; - methods of checking the status of medications; - types of prohibited substances and methods in sport; - therapeutic use of exemptions (TUE); - prohibited list; - role of drug testing in sport; - types of prohibited substances in foods and supplements; - drugs in sport issues such as banned and restricted drug classes,drug testing procedures and protocols, deliberate use of drugs, inadvertent use of drugs, recreational drug use, ethical implications, health effects of banned substances, therapeutic use of banned drugs, herbal medications and supplements, hearings and sanctions; - available support services and resources to assist participants with drugs in sport issues; - consent requirements for underage participants; - strategies to assist participants to address drugs in sport issues such as educational programs, use of drugs in sport information services including Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), intervention strategies, and; - ethical codes and policies.

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