FAQ - GA 2020 Renewal Child Safe Reporting Online Course

Q. Who is the Child Safe Online Course for? 
A. The course is mandatory for all Technical Members (TM's).
Q. Can a non-Technical Members access the course?
A. Yes. They will just need to create a LMS account, if they do not currently have one set up. 
Q. When does the online course need to be completed by? 
A. Each TM will be required to complete the current course prior to renewal of their technical membership. Please note that after completion of the course it takes overnight to register on GOL and you will be able to renew the following day.

Q. How do I access the course? 
A. To access the User Guide please click here.
To access the course:

  1. Log in to your Gymnastics Australia account at gymnastics.org.au/myaccount.
  2. Click the Go to LMS button.
  3. In the LMS, click the Training Library button.
  4. Click the "View Courses" button on the Child Safety Courses and Webinars tile and on the following page you can enrol in the online course.
Q. How long will the course take? 
A. The 2020 course takes approximately one (1) hour to complete.
Q. How many updating points can I gain? 
A. Two (2) updating points (issued via the LMS). 
Q. Do Technical Members under 18 y.o. have to complete the course?
A. GA understands that some of our TM's are under the age of 18, with some as young as 14 years old. GA believes that the content in this course is appropriate for young people, however, we do recommend completing the course with an adult present. This will provide young people an opportunity to discuss any of the content they may find upsetting or have questions about. 
In some cases, it may be appropriate for a manager/supervisor to go through the course content with a young person and highlight the areas they must know about (how to report concerns, behavioural expectations, child safe culture, etc.) whilst avoiding any content that may be deemed too distressing. 
Whilst it is important that all our TM's complete the course, if the content is significantly distressing or a parent/guardian deems it inappropriate for their child, they may contact GA Integrity at [email protected] for an exemption. They will then be informed of the process to advise their employer, to ensure the coach/judge still receives an induction on Child Safe Roles and Responsibilities (Reporting Policy, Codes of Behaviour, etc.).
Q. What does the course cover?
In this course, you will learn the correct procedures for reporting and responding to child abuse complaints or allegations. The content for this course is taken from the Gymnastics Australia Child Safe Policy (CSP) and the Member Protection Policy (MPP).

Q. How do I access my certificate? 
A. Click here to access the user guide and refer to page 4.
Still have questions? 
Contact Gymnastics Australia Education 
[email protected]    03 8698 9700