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Martial arts industry COACH CHECK


ACSD recommend that all martial arts coaches apply for "COACH CHECK" card!


The objective of the martial arts industry "Coach Check" is to encourage martial arts coaches to
meet a minimum accepted standard of practice leading to improved community safety (especially
in terms of child protection). Signing up to the Standards will identify that the coach and their
Association, School or Club is run on a safe and professional basis, and will be a recommendation to
prospective students and assurance to the community at large.


The martial arts "Coach Check card" can only be obtained by an applicant after meeting the five
standards below: -


1. A Black Belt or equivalent in the martial art system being taught
2. A nationally recognised coaching qualification
3. Evidence of $10 million public liability and $5 million Professional Indemnity Insurance for
multiple events that cover your services
4. A "Working with Children Check" or an Enhanced Criminal Record Background check (CRB)
5. Abiding to the tenets of an organisational "code of conduct"


The Coach Check standards listed above raises the bar to the highest level for martial arts coaches
in Australia. ACSD can help you gain every standard listed above except for standard 1, it's your
personal sweat and lifelong training that enables you to gain your black belt.


The Coach Check "Card Holder" is part of an exclusive fraternity of martial arts coaches or
instructors. The "Card Holder" demonstrates their willingness to work within a more professional,
ethical and morally sound framework.


ACSD are able to provide advice and comprehensive assistance on gaining your Coach Check
Card. Our training courses cover every aspect of running and administering a martial arts club or
association. We also provide the necessary documents including "code of conduct," code of practice,
best practice principles, risk management documentation etc. for you to use in establishing your



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