The aim of this unit is to introduce legal and ethical policies, principles and practices, which guide working with children and young people, at all levels of sport participation. On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- understand how Swimming Australia is leading the way, in safeguarding children and young people in sport;
- understand Swimming Australia’s Safe Sport Framework;
- know how to mitigate risks for children and young people as well as ourselves, and;
- act confidently as well as guide others, to ensure the safety of children and young people.
Students learn about the legal and ethical issues, behaviour and obligations of a person in a position of authority in a sport organisation as well as the safety and welfare of children and young people. The unit assessment tasks, measure students’ knowledge of ethical principles and codes of conduct as well as their applied understanding of ethically and legally challenging case studies