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Football NSW Child Protection Training Requirements

West City Crusaders FC and Football NSW are committed to the safety and welfare of all children and young people in Futsal/Football.
Coaches and managers must comply with the National Member Protection policy which includes the FFA Codes of Behaviour. A breach of the National Member Protection policy can result in disciplinary action by Football NSW. Some breaches may also be reported to Police or other authorities.

To meet Football NSW child protection training requirements, all registered team officials in the FNSW Futsal Premier League are required to complete:
The Play By the Rules online Child Protection Training Course, and
The Play By the Rules online Harassment & Discrimination Training Course.
This is a mandatory requirement. There are no exemptions or recognition of prior learning.
Under these requirements, the term ‘team official’ includes but is not limited to coach, manager, trainer, physiotherapist, Doctor or any other official required to be registered and hold a FNSW ID Card to be able to enter the technical area or playing pitch.
These requirements do not apply to NSW Ambulance officers, NSW Fire Brigade, NSW Police, SES or other emergency service personnel in the course of performing their duties.


What are you required to provide? – The certificates that you provide for each of the courses must be current at the time of your registration.
To check if your certificates are current
All new certificates issued now have an expiry date
If your certificate has a date of issue, certificates are valid for 2 years.
If you do not have your certificates, follow steps 1 and 2 below and once logged into the training portal, select the My Learning tab and then select Completed and your current courses will be displayed. Check that your certificates are current. They are only valid for 2 years from date of issue.
To download your certificates from the training portal once the course has been completed – select the relevant course and then, at the top of the page select “Congratulations, you have completed the course. Click here tab to get your certificate”. Your certificate should then automatically download as a PDF at the bottom of the page. Once downloaded, save the certificate to your computer.
You will also need to submit your Certificates to both FNSW and your Club.
If your certificates are not current or if you have not completed the courses previously, complete the training courses as outlined below.

The courses are free and each course takes approx. 20 minutes to complete.
STEP 1 Enter the Online training portal
STEP 2 Log in by entering your Username and Password. If you are new to the site, select Register and enter your details and select your sport as Football (soccer) and then log in.
STEP 3 Log in, then select the Browse Learning tab at the top of the page, go to Page 2 of the course list, then select ‘PBTR – Child Protection’ course.
STEP 4 Complete the course and the Course Assessment then save and print the Certificate from the My Learning tab.
STEP 5 Same as Steps 3 & 4, but select ‘PBTR – Harassment & Discrimination’ course.
STEP 6 Submit both course Certificates to Football NSW. To submit your Certificates click here.

Football NSW will only issue your ID card when both Certificates have been received and coaching qualifications have been checked (if applicable) and you have correctly registered on the National Registration Database.
Your club will be notified when ID cards have been processed and are ready for supply or collection by an authorised club official.
Team officials are not permitted in the Technical Area without an ID card. Breaches of this rule may be subject to disciplinary sanction by FNSW.