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Safeguarding in Sport Course - UTS Open
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Safeguarding in Sport Course

$ 698.00


03 September


On Campus (Sydney)


1 day


8 hrs

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Samantha Dellamarta

Samantha Dellamarta

Samantha Dellamarta
Presenter, UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance

Samantha is an engaging and innovative presenter who values education as a platform for systemic change, aiming to build a stronger safeguarding workforce in Australia.

Samantha’s career history of direct practice, leadership and consulting roles spans a range of government and non-government agencies. She has been able to amalgamate her qualifications and wealth of knowledge from the community sector with her current experience working with national sporting organisations and institutes to offer a best practice approach to safeguarding in sport.

Samantha has led safeguarding projects with local, state and national bodies including Y Australia, the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Geelong Football Club, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS).

Samantha also works directly with National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and has led the safeguarding movement for Hockey Australia and its eight member associations with the introduction of Safe Hockey in 2019.  

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The topic of safeguarding has risen on the agendas of Australian sports over the past six years in response to independent reviews, the release of national and state-based principles, standards and legislations and the establishment of Sport Integrity Australia.

About this course

Sports are required to implement internal safeguarding capabilities and can do so through accessing safeguarding education. These measures need to be adaptable to specific roles, relevant across any sporting environment (grassroots to high performance) and contextualised within each individual sport. 

The Safeguarding in Sport Course offers a series of introductory modules specifically designed to build a sporting organisation's safeguarding capacity to apply preventative measures and effective response strategies, aimed at prioritising the safety of children, young people and athletes in Australian sport.

Key benefits of this course

By the conclusion of this course, you should have:

  • A deeper understanding of safeguarding in sport and how it applies to different areas across an organisation
  • Sound knowledge of governance, legislation and policy obligations specifically relating to sport
  • The ability to identify key safeguarding risks and apply preventative strategies to mitigate these risks
  • Understanding of the importance of appropriate safeguarding responses and the skills and systems required to support them
  • The ability to map own organisational safeguarding needs and convert these into a draft plan with tangible actions
  • The ability to present this to the relevant people within organisations, to drive action and change.   


Digital badge and certificate

A digital badge and certificate will be awarded following the successful completion of any necessary tasks or assessments to demonstrate acquired learning of the short course or for meeting attendance and/or participation requirements.

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Course outline

Based on current research and data, the Safeguarding in Sport Course is comprised of real life case scenarios and practical learning. The following topics will be covered during the course:

Safeguarding in Context

  • The national and international safeguarding landscape
  • Safeguarding stakeholders and the roles they play
  • Safeguarding skills and capabilities.

Safeguarding in Practice

  • Considering risks of harm or violence
  • Preventing harm or violence
  • Responding to harm or violence.

Safeguarding in your Organisation

  • Determining your organisational needs
  • Developing an organisational plan.


Full price: $698 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content or requirements, please contact us.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for sports personnel who are tasked with introducing or embedding safeguarding across their organisation. This may include roles within people and culture, quality and risk, community development and leadership representatives.

The course will address key concepts, legislative obligations as well as broader theoretical perspectives relating to safeguarding. It will also provide practical guidance to understand what is required for organisations, how to prioritise the requirements and practical strategies for embedding them. 

This course aims to answer the questions: "What do we need to be doing?" and "Where do we start?" 

Book a session

Tue 03 Sep 2024-
Tue 03 Sep 2024
Expert: Samantha Dellamarta
  • UTS City Campus. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • On Campus (Sydney)
  • 1 session, 8 hours total

Enrolments close at 9am, 3 September 2024 AEDT, or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Tue 26 Nov 2024-
Tue 26 Nov 2024
Expert: Samantha Dellamarta
  • UTS City Campus. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • On Campus (Sydney)
  • 1 session, 8 hours total

Enrolments close at 9am, 26 November 2024 AEDT, or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.