All members of Australia's sporting community can now access a range of anti-doping education programs and contribute to protecting our national sporting integrity.
ASADA offers a range of anti-doping education opportunities for individuals, clubs, schools, state and national sporting organisations.
Most programs and resources are available free of charge.
More than 10,000 people from across the sporting community have accessed a variety of learning options offered by Pure Performance Online.
It provides everyone with the opportunity to learn about the key areas of anti-doping such as prohibited substances and methods, therapeutic use exemptions, doping control and whereabouts.
Participants will build personal awareness of their anti-doping obligations as athletes or support personnel.
The course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (a high-speed internet connection is recommended).
Learn about anti-doping in sport, develop or refresh your knowledge on specific aspects of anti-doping and build personal awareness and understanding of obligations as an athlete or support person.
In addition to building your sporting group's awareness of their obligations in anti-doping, face-to-face presentations allow athletes and support people to interact with and ask questions of experienced ASADA staff.
If you wish to develop in-house capacity to deliver anti-doping education sessions to your sport or club, please contact the ASADA education team to discuss training opportunities and approaches.
Students who explore the website will find information about:
We also recommend the following websites for further research about anti-doping:
The WADA website provides information about:
The ASDMAC website includes information about athlete therapeutic use exemptions and the ASDMAC legislative framework.
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre website provides fact sheets about specific substances.
The National Sport Information Centre has a comprehensive range of research resources for teachers, physical educators, students, media, and sport enthusiasts alike.
The Clearinghouse works to connect Australian sport community members with complementary expertise to a wide range of sport related research resources and knowledge sharing tools
The draft National Curriculum for Health and Physical Education has identified a number of areas that can be covered through anti-doping education, such as, but not limited to:
In the draft National Curriculum for Health and Physical Education, specific mention of fairness in sport, playing by the rules and ethical decision making occurs in Sub-strand 3: section 14, from Foundation through to Year 10. Specific mention of ASADA occurs in Sub-strand 3: Section 10.14
It is intended that this lesson plan be a guide in designing a lesson or series of lessons exploring the role of ASADA within a broader unit of enquiry on anti-doping in sport.
There are a number of other resources that have been produced by anti-doping agencies around the world that can be easily adapted to the Australian curriculum to meet the needs of the National Curriculum outcomes.
USADA have the following resources for elementary (primary school), middle school and high school:
The CCES have an online role play game that requires the student to make ethical decisions around anti-doping: http://www.cces.ca/en/thetrackmeet