Policies

TENNIS AUSTRALIA ANTI-DOPING POLICY 2010

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OFFICIALS SCREENING

The majority of States/Territories in Australia have mandatory legislation requiring tennis officials to undergo a screening process in order to work with children (under 18 years of age). Tennis Australia is committed to helping officials to adhere to the requirements. A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) is an essential prerequisite for active officials membership with TA. Unfortunately, there is no national screening system or national standards regarding WWCC and related clearances.  Each State/Territory Government has its own legislation. It is necessary to fulfil the requirements in each State/Territory in which you are working.  Please refer below for specific local requirements (subject to change and it is the responsibility of each tennis coach to ensure that he/she complies with current State/Territory legislation). Also note the following if you are moving between States/Territories and intend to engage in child-related work:

  • if your working with children activity is likely to take place over ten or more consecutive days, a WWCC for your destination State/Territory should be strongly considered (though the requirements vary depending on the destination and it is the responsibility of each tennis coach to ensure that he/she complies with current State/Territory legislation); and
  • if the move is permanent, a WWC clearance for the destination State/Territory should certainly be obtained.

State/Territory specific information

ACT: Provide a copy of your current Working With Vulnerable People check (WWVP) card to Officials Membership initially and then every three years.  Click here

NSW: Provide a copy of your current Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter to Officials Membership initially and then every five years. Click here

NT: Provide a copy of your current Ochre card to Officials Membership initially and then every two years.  Click here

QLD: Provide copy of your current Blue card to Officials Membership initially and then every three years. Click here

SA: Provide a copy of your current Child Related Employment Screening letter to Officials Membership initially and then every three years. Click here

TAS: Provide a copy of your current Working With Vulnerable People check (WWVP) card  to Officials Membership initially and then every three years. Click here

VIC: Provide a copy of your current Working With Children Check (WWCC) card to Officials Membership initially and then every five years. Click here

WA: Provide a copy of your current Working With Children Check (WWCC) card to Officials Membership initially and then every three years. Click here

Contact: Please forward your Officials Screening documentation [email protected] If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 1800 PLAY TENNIS (752 983).

CODE FOR OFFICIALS

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MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS

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TENNIS AUSTRALIA MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY

All officials members must complete the Member Protection Declaration form when registering their membership. This is a requirement in all departments of Tennis Australia and is in line with the Member Protection By-Law.

TENNIS AUSTRALIA PRIVACY POLICY

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