Education

All members of Australia's sporting community can now access a range of anti-doping education programmes and contribute to protecting our national sporting integrity.

Programmes and resources

We offer a range of anti-doping education opportunities for individuals, clubs, schools, state and national sporting organisations.

Most programmes and resources are available free of charge. 

 

ASADA e-Learning

Pure Performance Online is a free and easy-to-use online education tool developed by ASADA.

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.

By completing the course people 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).

Register for ASADA eLearning

Level 1 Anti-Doping Course

  • Covers the six key areas of anti-doping
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Successful completion qualifies participants to undertake level 2

 

Level 2 Anti-Doping Test

  • Must hold a level 1 certificate to be eligible for level 2
  • Covers more advanced topics in anti-doping and is updated annually to reflect current trends
  • Certificate upon completion (expires 31 December each year)

Learning Updates

  • Series of short interactive videos about current trends in anti-doping
http://elearning.asada.gov.au

 

ASADA YouTube channel

ASADA has produced a series of videos covering a range of anti-doping topics.

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.

Videos are available on ASADA’s YouTube Channel any time of day.

 

Face-to-Face Anti-Doping presentations

One of our anti-doping presenters can deliver a one-hour presentation to a group.

In addition to building a 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.

See schedule of fees for pricing.

For sports who wish to develop in-house capacity to deliver anti-doping education sessions to their sport or club, contact us to discuss training opportunities and approaches.

Organise an education session: education@asada.gov.au or 13 000 ASADA (27232).

 

Print resources

We have a range of printed anti-doping education resources:

  • posters (free, postage may be charged)
  • wallet cards (free, postage may be charged)
  • testing guides ($4, postage may be charged).
  • Check Your Substances flyer (free, postage may be charged)
  • Dangers of Doping flyer (free, postage may be charged)

Contact ASADA: education@asada.gov.au or 13 000 ASADA (27232)

 

Anti-Doping Education Strategy Development

Sports can partner with us to develop a bespoke anti-doping education programme for their organisation. This service is available free-of-charge for national sporting organisations.

A tailored programme can assist with:

  • increasing the reach of anti-doping education to all levels of a sport, elite level through to grass roots
  • maintaining accurate and up-to-date anti-doping content
  • integrating with established schedules and programmes
  • annual evaluation and reporting
  • meeting anti-doping policy and compliance obligations

Contact ASADA education: education@asada.gov.au or 13 000 ASADA (27232)

 

Student research advice

This website provides extensive information for students who want to learn more about anti-doping.

Students who explore the website will find information about:

 

Further research

We also recommend the following websites for further research about anti-doping:

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

The WADA website provides information about:

Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC)

The ASDMAC website includes information about athlete therapeutic use exemptions.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre website provides information on drug and alcohol use, trends, harms, prevention, treatment and drug policy.

National Sport Information Centre Clearinghouse for Sport

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.

 

Lesson plans and resources for teachers

Anti-doping education can be applied to a variety of curriculum learning areas, not just the Health and Physical Education learning area.

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:

  • the use of performance enhancing drugs
  • body image, self-worth, and their impact on mental health and wellbeing
  • how drugs affect the body
  • strategies to support making informed decisions about drugs.

So where does anti-doping fit in to Health and Physical Education?

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, from Foundation through to Year 10. Specific mention of ASADA occurs in Sub-strand 3: Section 10.14

Lesson plan - Who is ASADA?

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.

Download the lesson plan: [PDF - 401KB] [DOCX - 99KB] [RTF - 768KB]

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.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

USADA have the following resources for elementary (primary school), middle school and high school:

  • student workbooks
  • teacher guides
  • assessments
  • extension activities

http://www.truesport.org/resources/youth-curriculum

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)

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