Training and Workshops

The Northern Territory Department of Sport and Recreation regularly conducts development courses targeted to sporting coaches, volunteers, managers, board members, officials and administration staff.

For further information on courses please phone 1800 045 678 (freecall).   

Other providers of sport, recreation and not-for-profit training in the Northern Territory:

Sports Medicine Australia

The Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance

Charles Darwin University

Upcoming Training & Workshops

Club Development Workshops with Sports Community

The Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing are pleased to bring Steve Pallas from Sports Community to Palmerston to provide free training sessions for anyone involved in a sport club or who is thinking about joining the committee of a sports club!


FREE Club Development Training in Nhulunbuy Sunday 27 July and Monday 28 July.

Sunday 27 July
1:00pm – 3:00pm
– So You're on a Committee Now What?

A quick informative overview of the things you need to be aware of when joining a committee

Sunday 27 July
3:30pm – 5:30pm – Positive Club Culture and Maximising Participation

Club culture has a huge impact on how your club attracts and retains volunteers and participations This session will give you practical concepts and ideas on how you can develop a positive club culture.

Monday 28 July
5:30pm – 8:00pm - Legislative Compliance, Financial & Risk Management

Do you know what your legal and compliance responsibilities are? What about budgeting for the year and mitigating risks in your club? This session is a more in-depth follow on from the introductory, "So you're on a committee now what?" session.

Community Support Centre - Room Four
Chesterfield Circuit, NHULUNBUY

To register:
Phone: 8951 6432 for more information


Sports Community Palmerston

Tuesday 29 July (Training room – entry via The Boulevard)
6:00pm – 8:30pm
– So You're on a Committee Now What?

A quick informative overview of the things you need to be aware of when joining a committee

Wednesday 30 July  (Community Room – entry via Goyder Square)
6:00pm – 8:00pm – How to Run a Successful Event and Make it Profitable

Practical examples of how to create and market your event and make a profit.

The Palmerston Library
Goyder Square

For more information view the flyer (pdf, 1.2Mb)  or Phone 8951 6432

To register go to


Sport Chat - Grants Workshops

Free workshops are being run by the Department to provide information to improve organisation's chances on winning grants. The sessions will include important updates to the Facility and Capital Equipment Grant Program, due to open 25 July 2014. Grants workshops will be held in Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Palmerston and Tennant Creek. Please click here for more information and to register.


Monday 14 July 5.30 - 7.30pm
Ibis Styles Hotel, Cnr Cyprus St and Stuart Highway, Katherine

Alice Springs

Wednesday 16 July 5.30 - 7.30pm
Alice Springs Golf Club, Cromwell Drive, Alice Springs

Tennant Creek

Thursday 17 July 5.30 - 7.30pm
Bluestone Motor Inn, 1 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek


Wednesday 6 August 5.30 - 7.30pm
Darwin Greyhound Track, Hook Road, Winnellie


Wednesday 13 August 5.30 - 7.30pm
Northline Oval Function Room, CDU (Palmerston Campus)

For more information view the flyer (pdf 1.3Mb) or Phone 1800 456 789

To register go to

NTIS Performance Psychology Sessions

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport is a collection of professional expertise, services and resources focused on the delivery of programs designed to enhance athlete and coach performance in the Northern Territory. These programs are reflective of the 'formula' that has brought about Australia's international success.

To continually develop our athletes, coaches and officials, the NTIS will be running FREE Performance Psychology Sessions throughout 2014. These monthly Monday evening sessions aim to give each participant an understanding of the related topics along with practical suggestions that can be utilised not only within sport and performance, but also in day to day activities.  Each participant should come prepared for developing skills in each area.

Please refer to this flyer for all details including workshop dates, booking and contact details.