From Sunday 31 March, the two-year expiry date on Play by the Rules courses will be removed, and the PBTR – Child Protection and Safeguarding course will no longer be available on the Sport Integrity Australia eLearning hub. Users seeking child safeguarding education are directed to complete the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport Induction course.

Play by the Rules provides free eLearning courses that will help you learn about inclusive, safe, and fair sport. Our courses are for anyone involved in sport and recreation, including coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents, and spectators.

The courses have been developed in consultation with sports experts who work in these areas. They are short, user-friendly and feature the latest interactive technology, including case studies, practical scenarios, and a quiz. The modules may be done in part, or all at once.

Find our courses on the Sport Integrity Australia eLearning Hub

Our Courses

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Course

    Child Protection

    Attention! From 31 March 2024 this course is no longer available. Users seeking child safeguarding education are directed to complete the Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport Induction course.


  • Harassment & Discrimination Course

    Harassment and Discrimination course

    Learn to identify harassment and discrimination in sport, what your legal rights and responsibilities are, how the laws apply to sporting organisations, clubs, their employees and volunteers. You’ll also learn when, where and how to report incidents and how to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment at your club or organisation.


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  • Member Protection Information Officer Course

    MPIO online course

    Member Protection Information Officers play an important role in sport. They are the primary contact point for issues around member protection. You can train to be an MPIO by completing the online (Part 1) and face-to-face (Part 2) training available through Play by the Rules.

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  • Complaint Handling Course

    Complaint Handling

    It's an unfortunate but inevitable part of sport - sometimes things can go wrong. People have a right to complain. The Complaint Handling course will help you and your club or association handle complaints appropriately and efficiently.


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  • Inclusive Coaching Course

    Inclusive Coaching

    Inclusive coaching is good coaching. This course will provide opportunities for community coaches to develop their own approach and strategies for inclusion with practical case studies and examples of what it means to be inclusive of all people.

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  • Creating an LGBTI+ Inclusive Club

    LGBTI inclusion in sport

    The Creating an LGBTI+ Inclusive Club course is designed to help your club adopt a positive club culture that is more inclusive of LGBTI+ people. You will be able to define the LGBTI+ community, identify the benefits of LGBTI+ inclusion in your club, adopt inclusive language and address barriers to inclusion in the future.

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  • Mini-Courses


    Our mini-courses focus on specific issues that impact on safe, fair and inclusive sport. They are intended to give you an introduction into a particular topic, rather than an in-depth insight. They typically take just 30-45 minutes to complete.

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