First bowls-related qualifications now available

First bowls-related qualifications now available

For the first time, Bowls Australia (BA) is delighted to offer the Australian bowls community two exciting bowls-related qualifications.

Delivered through AFL Sportsready, BA’s education and trainer partner, a Diploma of Sports Administration (Lawn Bowls) and a Certificate III have been created and ready for the first intake of 10 applicants come this October. 

These courses are the direct result of more than 250 industry responses to a survey conducted early in 2017, which identified the need for further structured online education pathways.

Developed with club and industry involvement, the two new courses should not only provide an employment opportunity for bowlers of all ages and at all stages, but also underpin the level of service and expertise provided by this important part of our industry.

With more than ten years experience training athletes and coaches across the country, AFL Sportsready have provided BA with a platform to help facilitate the delivery of more training online.

Coaches, officials and administrators all stand to benefit from this improved delivery method, which in turn is positive for clubs, and everyone playing the game as well.

Important information – Diploma of Sports Administration (Lawn Bowls)

For individuals

– It is cost-effective ($2500 for an eight-month course) compared to approximately $6000-8000 for a first-year degree
– Can be done through a traineeship
– Completion of the Diploma gives direct entry to second-year university of a Business degree at partner universities (partner universities available in each state)
– Small class sizes provide great support
– Flexible online education as well as four group training opportunities
– An Alumni that provides for ongoing connectivity and support
 
For Clubs

– It is low-cost, industry-specific training with a recognised RTO
– Provides well-trained, focused staff for your club’s future
– Provides a career path for young players allowing clubs more flexibility when recruiting
– Provides better sporting outcomes for all players
– Improves financial literacy for bowls co-ordinators
 -Should pay for itself through new income streams
 
For the industry

– Further professionalises the sport
– Creates greater bandwidth, a larger pool of trained talent
– Keeps players involved in the sport
– Move toward evidence-based decision making
– Move toward best-practice standards 
– Move toward innovation and best-sporting standards
– Creation of a Diploma Group leads to a better connected and larger employment pool
 
If you would like to know more information please contact BA’s Education and Training Coordinator – Michael Beaumont at [email protected] or on 0478 692 896

August 17, 2018 / by / in

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