Training and Education

Looking after our mates

LAOM is a program that is offered to all WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country affiliates in conjunction with Roadsafe on acting responsibly with regard to drinking alcohol and driving, riding or operating machinery. The program stresses the responsibility that all must take to ensure they look after themselves and their mates where alcohol is concerned.

 The program will discuss strategies such as not engaging in drink driving, provide an overview about the statistics involving drink driving, advise about the effects of alcohol on the body, all about responsible drinking and give demonstrations relating to alcohol in certain situations.

AFL Kids First Program

The AFL Kids First Program is a highly successful initiative aimed at providing guidelines for positive interaction between parents and children within the sporting community. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Club trainers

 The Sports Trainer provides a crucial link between the coach, player and health professional. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Responsible Serving of Alcohol

Every person who sells or serves alcohol at your club must hold a RSA ticket.

This is a condition of all liqour licenses given to community sports clubs and temporary venues.

Penalties will apply if anyone is caught serving alcohol without an RSA, and the Licensing Commission have been ‘out and about’ checking licensees and RSA’s, and will continue to do so.

Many Neighbourhood Centres run RSA courses accross regional areas, as do many TAFE Colleges and educational facilities.

Some companies can also offer the courses at your club if you have a group of people to get accredited.

Food handling

Food handlers do not have to attend formal food safety training courses to meet the skills and knowledge requirements – however, training club volunteers and gaining accreditations is a valuable way to protect the club and upskill your people. 

A food business can adopt many approaches to training, including on-the job training, recognising prior experience, or having staff attend a training course. 

The Department of Health’s Do Food Safely program is a free online training course for those who want to improve their knowledge of safe food handling techniques. Participants who complete the online assessment and score more than 90% can print a certificate to display their knowledge.

Do Food Safely is not an accredited course. Those who wish to gain accreditation in food safety practices should contact their local Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for accredited courses.

Formal training is required to work as a Food Safety Supervisor.

Liquor licensing

All football netball clubs who run a facility where they sell alcohol is required to hold a current liqour licence issued by the Liqour Licensing Commission.

There are a number of obligations and restrictions that fall within each level of licence and it is the responsibility of the club to assess which is the most appropriate license for them.

A licensee must also be nominated, and this person must be accredited via a training session

Working with Children Checks

All club volunteers of staff who regularly work unsupervised with people under the age of 18 are required to get a Working With Children Check. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Judicial Training

WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country offers sitting tribunal members judicial training.

The training is designed to assist in the application of the WorkSafe AFL Victoria rules and regulations. The training outlines all of the different procedures that are involved in an independent tribunal hearing.

Leagues are invited to contact tact WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country Football Operations Manager Gerard Ryan on 03-8341 6040 for further details and booking enquiries.

Good Sports Program

Alcohol and sport are historically closely linked in Australia. Most major sporting competitions and teams promote and advertise alcohol consumption and many sports clubs have a tradition of heavy drinking. A large number of clubs depend on revenue from alcohol to finance club activities.

The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) to develop safer and healthier communities. The program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related problems such as binge and underage drinking.

Displaying the Good Sports logo sends an important message to club members and the community. It confirms that the club promotes a responsible attitude towards alcohol and that it provides a safe environment for players, members, families and supporters.

Swisse Quality Club Program
  • Please CLICK HERE for more information on the Swisse Quality Club Program