Training and professional development

OACNET offers a number of training and professional development opportunities for members. Below is a list of upcoming training:

Note: if you are looking for the Sporting Futures Conference, please visit

Sports Nutrition Presentation - pre, post and during exercise

Aimed at sporting club coaches and trainers, this presentation will focus on the role of nutrition in sport and exercise. Some topics will include:

  • understanding of energy/fuel sources for the body
  • the importance of nutrition for exercise
  • snack ideas for exercise
  • hydration for exercise

This session will be delivered by Flinders University final year Nutrition and Dietetics students on placement with the City of Onkaparinga.

When: Wednesday 1 March 2017, 7-7.45pm
Where: City of Onkaparinga, Civic Area, Noarlunga office, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre
Cost: FREE

** Please note: the 6pm session has been cancelled.

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Sports Trainer Level 1 Course

The Level 1 Sports Trainer assists athletes in the prevention of injuries and provides initial sports injury management. Level 1 Sports Trainers work at sporting clubs, school sports days, national and international events.

The Level 1 Sports Trainers Course consists of one face to face day plus an online component. For a full list of topics covered and for further information, please visit

Course prerequisites: A current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) & CPR certificate is required to receive accreditation. This can be completed prior to or after the course however accreditation will not be granted until evidence of current certificates has been received.

This course will be delivered by SA Sports Medicine Association (SASMA). 

When: Sunday 5 March 2017, 8.30am - 5.30pm
Where: City of Onkaparinga, Civic Area, Noarlunga office, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre
Cost: $299 upfront - OACNET will reimburse $100 to the first 20 registrations from City of Onkaparinga clubs upon proof of payment.

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Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Environmental Sustainability Champions

This free workshop focuses on 'green' sports club operations and reducing utilities costs. Find out how your club can:

  • Reduce energy and water use and costs
  • Develop processes for managing club environmental sustainability
  • Conduct a DIY energy and water audit
  • Develop an action plan, and find funding to implement it

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed. New date to be advised.