Sport Education Framework in Oceania
Who are we?
The Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) is a partnership between the Australian Sport Commission (ASC), Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the Organisations of Sport Federations in Oceania (OSFO).
OSEP are sport education training courses available for ONOC member countries sport organisations and training providers. The program currently offers sport administration and generic coaching training materials and is expected to expand to other sport education areas like sport science and medicine, community social sport coaching, team manager and sport management and governance.
How do we implement it?
Using the Sport Education Framework in Oceania, this regional framework is designed to guide National Olympic Committees to support lead sport stakeholders develop and drive national sport education systems, over-arch OSEP and other training courses and assist the coordination of partnerships between organisations delivering sport programs, training volunteers and professionals and driving sport policy leadership at a national level.
Member countries of ONOC where OSEP aims to set up are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Guam, Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga, Nauru and Vanuatu.
Partner NOC's will have to undergo the following:
- All its national sport federations members must complete the on line Readiness Assessment Tool (R.A.T)
- Work with national sport federations and other organisations engaged in sport activities to determine the Sport Participant Development Model and Sport Volunteers and Professional Competency Framework in their country
- In partnership with other key stakeholders in country to set up the Sport Education System.
The Readiness Assessment Tool
This is a tool to assess the sport organisations current development stage, identify the gaps in comparison to funding programs and addressing the gaps through educational programs from OSEP and other sport education.
The Sport Participant Model
Sport Participant Development Model is a generic model to identify those that play sport, the key groups that exist across the region and outline the development pathway available to them. This approach assists in developing appropriate sport programs based on their needs, motivations and stage of development. The key sport groups are classified under community, school and competition sectors.
The Sport Volunteers and Professional Competency Framework
This model is designed to identify the types of human resource and outline the skills and competencies requirements to provide the necessary support for sport participants. The model is also an opportunity to recognise the contribution of other sport education providers in the region and pursue possible partnerships in developing new and reviewing resources
The Sport Education System
These are guiding principles for organisations engaged in community and competitive sport at all levels in the region. It allows for increased coordination of national activities and supports the training and development of sport volunteers and professionals. The Sport Education System is a key component as it outlines the readiness, role and responsibility of organisations to develop and support sport volunteers and professionals.
The Sport Education System includes guiding principles for:
- Set up of a national sport education commission (Council or authority).
- Partnerships with Training Providers to deliver OSEP courses
- Partnerships with organisations delivering sport programs to assist in the training and development of their volunteers and professionals
Governance and Management
The governance of the regional OSEP is handled by the ONOC Sport Education Commisison comprising of representatives from ASC, ONOC, OSFO, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and two education institutes from the Pacific region. The Chairman of the commission is the Vice President of the ONOC Executive Board (see under About OSEP and Sport Education Commission for member profiles).
The program is administered by the OSEP Coordinator who is based at the ONOC office in Suva, Fiji.
OSEP recognised as the benchmark in sport education throughout the continental regions of the Olympic world
OSEP is committed to leading the training and development pathway for Pacific sport volunteers and professionals, to inspire more sport participants in communities and produce champions at international levels through the provision of quality sport education.
It will achieve this through:
- Coordinated sport project partnerships at regional, national and local levels
- Regular access to quality training and development opportunities
- Continuous improvement of education resources
- Improved Pacific market research data
- Clear pathway for professionally trained Pacific sport volunteers and professionals
- Increased sport activities and a wider reach to community sport participants
- Organised sport clubs, associations and national federations
- Quality and competent Pacific sport volunteers & professionals at regional and international levels
- Strengthened partnership with health, education and sport sectors
2013-2016 Strategic Plan