Please find below a link to a recent letter received from the Department of Justive (Victoria) regarding changes to the Working with Children Check Act.
Dancesport Australia - Coaching Accreditation
The Benefits and Responsibilities
The Accreditation Commission of Dancesport Australia and Dancesport Victoria would like to remind all our members of the many benefits and small number of requirements in being an accredited coach with Dancesport Australia.
As a professional sporting body, Dancesport Australia wishes to maintaining the highest standards of coaching for its members, whilst meeting the accreditation requirement of the Australian Sports Commission. There are many benefits to being accredited with Dancesport Australia including:
- Ensuring coaches achieve a minimum level of dancesport knowledge and have a competent understanding of the industry language;
- Providing career path for self-development, both as a coach as well as other areas of accreditation
- All students, coaches and studio proprietors work in a safe environment.
We would also like to reiterate that all DSA members are required to hold a finalised coaching qualification before undertaking any coaching of dancesport. ‘Coaching’ is not limited to registered competitors, it incorporates any form of dancesport. This applies equally to competitors competing in the Amateur Division or the Professional Division of competition. Coaching without the appropriate accreditation may result in the matter being brought before Dancesport Victoria.
The Department of Justice launched the Working With Children (WWC) Check scheme in 2006 and began issuing WWC Check cards under the Working with Children Act 2005. As the WWC Check card is valid for five years, some cars are due to be renewed in 2011.
Please see the attached letter from the Department of Justice
About DanceSport in Victoria
DanceSport Victoria is your organisation, your voice and your support for DanceSport here in Victoria. We aspire towards a unified and harmonious industry, where we can all work together to enhance what truly is one of the best activities in which you can be involved, DanceSport. We continually work closely with the Victoria Government and Sport & Recreation Victoria to provide sporting and education opportunities, career paths, sport development options, for all members of DanceSport from competitors, coaches, officials and organisations.
Training and Education
As part of our commitment to Sport and Recreation Victoria, DanceSport Victoria is continues to explore ways of proving education and training opportunities for its members. Should individuals or organisations organise training days, lectures, workshops, etc DanceSport Victoria wishes to work with these people and provide promotional as well as financial assistance. DanceSport Victoria has in place a subsidy policy for its member who attend such events.
Rural and Regional Support
DanceSport Victoria is committed to supporting those competitors who live outside the metropolitan area of Melbourne who are actively involved in DanceSport. In 2011, DanceSport Victoria introduced a Regional DanceSport Development Program, whereby we provide financial assistance grant (up to $250) to those eligible competitive couples who travel to and from Melbourne for lessons and competitors.
DanceSport Victoria is an open and inclusive organisation that aspires to provide the best possible service to its members. The opportunities for competitors are on the increase with the strengthening of the relationship between DanceSport Victoria, Sport and Recreation Victoria and the Victorian Government. We look forward to the future of dancesport in Victoria and excited by the opportunities we can provide. Feel free to speak with any of our board members and/or the Executive Officer, regarding any of above information as well as other projects that are currently in development.
DanceSport Victoria is strongly committed to you, the supporters and participants of DanceSport here in Victoria.
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