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Sports Integrity Management Course

$ 1,980.00


05 April


Mixed (online and in-person)


3 days


24 hrs

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Mat Jessep

Mat Jessep

Mat Jessep

Mat is a commercial and corporate lawyer and business consultant with specialist skills and experience in Sports, Esports, Media and Start-Ups, acting for clients in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North America, the UK, and Europe. He is experienced in matters including, transactional, contractual, procurement, company secretarial, governance, integrity, branding, reputational, regulatory and compliance. In 2019, Mat established the Game brand to deliver focused legal, governance, and strategic commercial advice to clients involved in Sports, and Esports.

A dedicated Sports lawyer and integrity expert, Mat has acted for National and State Sporting Organisations, sponsors, broadcasters, leagues and competitions, athletes, and major event operators. He teaches 'Sports Law' at UTS and is a Senior fellow at Melbourne Law School where he also teaches 'Esports & the Law’. He previously designed and taught the 'Sport Integrity & Ethics' course as a Sessional Academic at Victoria University.

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This Sports Integrity Management course will provide you with practical skills and knowledge to assist you in managing your sport’s integrity programs and to mitigate the risks from external and internal threats. The increased focus on integrity in sport over the past decade has resulted in the need for sporting organisations at all levels to take on increased responsibilities and to figure out how to best manage integrity measures and threats in their sports.

About this course

Developed by an independent sports integrity expert, this course has been designed to offer sporting organisations a broader knowledge base and a range of practical skills allowing board members and key staff to more confidently navigate through the integrity issues and frameworks that the government agencies want you to focus on, as well as the broader issues impacting the integrity of your sport and your stakeholders.   

Course content

This Sports Integrity Management course will cover the following content:

Sports Integrity

  • Sources of integrity
  • Ethical decision making
  • Foundational basis for sports integrity
  • How a sport sets its values.

Sports Integrity Framework & Processes

  • Sports Integrity Australia (SIA) & the National Integrity Framework (NIF)
  • The role of the ASC
  • Global perspectives & alternatives
  • How frameworks are applied.

The Athlete & Integrity

  • Anti-Doping / Clean Sport
  • Illicit Drugs & Medicines
  • Violence
  • Behavioural Misconduct.

The Organisation & Integrity

  • Member protection
  • Child safeguarding
  • Competition manipulation (match-fixing) & corruption
  • Concussion
  • Human rights
  • Trans Rights
  • Climate change.

Managing Complaints & Braches

  • Compliant assessment & handling
  • Allegations of a Breach
  • Running and Investigation – Internally
  • Managing and External Independent Investigation
  • Report Writing.

Ensuring Fair Outcomes

  • Reviewing Investigation Reports
  • Substantiating Alleged Breaches
  • The Dispute Resolution Process
  • Finalising the Complaint / Breach.  

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this sports management integrity course you will:

  • Understand why integrity is critical to sport and why it receives so much focus and funding
  • know what your sport needs to do to comply with government requirements and legislation
  • gain a deeper insight into the exposure of and pressures faced by the athletes in your sport
  • learn how your sporting organization may be exposed to external threats
  • manage complaints and alleged breaches in a more effective and efficient manner
  • run and advise on dispute resolution processes that protect your sport while also ensure fair outcomes for stakeholders involved
  • leave the course with deeper knowledge and practical skills to enhance your performance in your role.


Full price: $1980 (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.

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


Who is this course for?

This sports management integrity course is designed for board members, leaders and integrity officers within sporting organisations but is also relevant for other personnel who are responsible for ensuring integrity and mitigating against risks associated with breaches.

Book a session

Fri 05 Apr 2024-
Fri 12 Apr 2024
Expert: Mat Jessep
  • UTS – Venue TBC
  • Mixed (online and in-person)
  • 3 sessions, 24 hours total

Enrolments close at 9am, 7 April 2024 AEST, 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.