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AUSTRALIA

SPORTS INTERNSHIP IN A HIGH SCHOOL IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Intern in the Sports Department of mainstream High Schools in Perth, working with the Head of Department and the PE Teachers. You'll combine coaching with sports administration, lesson planning, monitoring student performance, assisting the PE teachers in all aspects of their work, assisting with lessons, and much more.

You'll get a well-rounded experience and knowledge of how a Sports Department is run in a high-quality, mainstream school in Australia.

FREE TOUR OF PERTH

If you do any placement in Perth, a
FREE
CITY CULTURAL TOUR

is included! You'll soak up the many faces of Perth, from the relaxed yet buzzing atmosphere to the impressive cultural elements that make up this fascinating city. This is a wonderful way to get to know your new home.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £2,400 (approx. US$2,980) for 4 weeks
£300 (US$375) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 4 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: Projects start every Thursday, during school term times only (see “Work Content”) – you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements: You should be studying a Sports-related subject at university or college, or be qualified. You should also be aged 18 or over.
What's included: Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance,
Accommodation,
Meeting you at the nearest airport,
Transfer to your accommodation
Local in-country team support and backup,
24-hr emergency support,
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Food, Daily transport to and from your project, Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? This project is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18. Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in gaining overseas work experience or an internship for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad and learn about sports management practice overseas.
Please see Requirements above.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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Travellers volunteer at the swimming pool on the Sports Coaching Internship in Australia
Travellers volunteer at the swimming pool on the Sports Internship.
A race taking place in the High School
A race taking place in the High School.
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

This excellent Sports Internship is based at a superb school with a well developed Sports Department. There are 1,800 students, who are all encouraged to participate in more than their academic studies alone. The School has a wide selection of specialist programs that run alongside their academic programs. The school is particularly proud of their competitive Swimming program, their sports facilities, and their 'Gifted and Talented Music Program'.

The main school we work with has a superb reputation and excellent facilities. Physical Education takes place twice a week throughout Years 8, 9 and 10. Students can also complement their PE classes with Dance, Outdoor Education, Racquet Focus or extra PE Cricket/AFL (Aussie Rules). The School is the current Grade A Champions in Swimming and Athletics. Other competitive sports they participate in include Football, Netball, Soccer, Rugby Union, Cricket, Basketball, Cross-Country Running and Water Polo.

You'll get a well-rounded experience and knowledge of how a Sports Department is run in a high-quality, mainstream school in Australia. You'll work with the Head of Department and the PE Teachers. The areas of work you'll be involved in include:

  • Assisting the PE teachers with the many various aspects of administration they need to deal with
  • Assisting with lesson planning
  • Monitoring student performance
  • Shadowing the PE teachers
  • Assisting with lessons

You'll get a lot of exposure to Australian sporting interests - not forgetting, of course, Aussie Rules football. This sport is extremely popular! But there are lots of different types of sports available at the school, including

  • Athletics
  • Football,
  • Netball,
  • Soccer,
  • Rugby Union,
  • Cricket,
  • Basketball,
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Water Polo

At times there may also be canooeing, surfing and beach volley ball. School lessons last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from around 8:45 - 2:45 pm.

SCHOOL TERM TIMES AND PROJECT DATES:
This project runs during the school terms. The school terms are as follows:

2018

  • Term 1 Wednesday 31 January - Friday 13 April
  • Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 29 June
  • Term 3 Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
  • Term 4 Monday 8 October - Thursday 13 December

Different sports have different seasons and the main sports are as follows:

  • February - April: Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics
  • May - July: Rugby Union & League, Football (soccer) , Hockey, Netball, Australian football
  • August – October: Football, Netball. AFL
  • October - December: Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country & Football.

FREE COACHING MANUALS:
As a volunteer sports coach with Travellers, you have access to a large number of coaching manuals for each sport - these manuals have been produced in-house by Travellers and are generally very useful in helping you to plan coaching sessions for your students.

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Volunteers in a huddle with some of the children on the sports field
Volunteers in a huddle with some of the children on the sports field, preparing for the next event.
Basketball practice at the High School Sports Internship
Interns assist with the undercover basketball practice.
The Perth skyline.
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ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most likely have your own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Wi-Fi / Internet: There is an Internet Lounge in the accommodation with lots of facilities:
* Computers with web cams and headsets (3 in total at time of writing)
* 24hr self-service Wi-Fi /internet ($1 for 10min - $10 for 6 hrs.’)
* Free Library area with books
* FREE Netflix, Stan, Pandora and Youtube on Smart TV.

Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your accommodation.

FOOD:
Food is not included in this project so you should budget for meals. We feel that a good guide would be a weekly budget of around AUD$70-90.

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The communal lounge at the Lodge. It's very friendly and relaxing there!
An outdoor terrace where guests congregate and socialise when they aren't out and about exploring Perth.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.

I absolutely loved my project! Annette was wonderful!! She really made me feel like I had a support system from the second I met her at the airport. Alicia Garcia

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Swim with Dolphins in Australia

SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS IN AUSTRALIA:
3 – 6 hour Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise on a luxury, custom built boat
Price: £135

Availability: The Swim with Wild Dolphins cruise operates daily September 15 to early June (Western Australia Day Public Holiday), subject to weather and minimum passenger numbers.

SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS AND INTERACT WITH THEM IN THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT! It’s the ultimate wildlife encounter! You don’t have to be an expert swimmer to join in and no previous snorkelling experience is necessary. Just bring a sense of adventure and be ready for an unforgettable, exhilarating encounter! The dolphin swim tour departs from Rockingham, roughly 45 Km south of Perth. You'll be collected from Perth Coach Station and taken to Rockingham.
What's Included:

  • 3 – 6 hour Swim with Wild Dolphins Cruise on a luxury, custom built boat (onboard toilets and hot showers)
  • Coach transfers from Perth
  • Full length wetsuit, mask and snorkel and snorkelling lessons
  • The Centre has a better than 99% success rate and if you are amongst the unlucky 1% who doesn’t get to swim with the dolphins on your cruise, you can rebook free of charge for another cruise.
  • Expert guides riding underwater aqua scooters to ensure you get up close and personal with the dolphins
  • Light lunch and refreshments
  • Self-serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh water
  • Complimentary photos of the cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!

Your adventure begins with cruising Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of the 180 local dolphins that your crew have come to know as friends. Before long the first dolphin sighting of the day is marked by the excited shout of Found them! followed by the slowing down of our engines to let the dolphins know we are keen to play!
An excited buzz takes over the boat as the crew ensures you’re fully prepared to enter the water. “Zip your wetsuits up, masks and snorkels on and make your way to the swim deck — it’s time to get wet!” Sleek, silvery grey dorsal fins start breaking the surface of the water within metres of the back of the boat and the skipper gives the command everyone’s been waiting for — Go!
Suddenly, you are surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water is filled with whistles, splashes and laughter — both human and dolphin. They don’t do tricks and we don’t feed them, we simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company … it’s a wild encounter!

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Learn to swim in Australia

SURFING LESSONS IN PERTH:
Price: £58 per lesson of 2.5 hours.

Think Australia - think surfing! Unspoilt beaches and glorious weather, Australia is the one of the best places to learn to surf. Try out some surfing with professional instructors and all the equipment is provided. On this 2.5 hour taster course, you'll learn to surf with a reputable tour company and surfing is their life! They hope to share the experience of riding the waves with you.
What's Included:

  • 2.5 hour surfing lesson
  • Course fees
  • Use of surfing gear
  • Transport from your accommodation to the lessons and back is NOT included

You will have 2.5 hours of surfing lessons with a qualified instructor. If you would like to book any further lessons, this can be done directly with the surf school on arrival for approximately £39 per extra lesson. All surf gear is included.

All surfing experiences are conducted by Level 1 Accredited Coaches through the National Coaching Accreditation scheme (NCAS) plus the company is a Tourism Australia accredited business so this means that you will enjoy a quality surfing experience.

Available from 1st September to early June. Subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions.

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Swimming with dolphins underwater.
Managing to stand on a surfboard when learning makes the adrenalin flow!!

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LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

Try to see some of the country while you're there. It's big (huge!) and each different region is exciting and very, very beautiful. Our great location is in Perth, a city rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the 'state of excitement!'

Some of its more famous attractions include Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and the Swan River. Fremantle (or as the local’s call it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is rich in history. At weekends you will find markets, entertainment and plenty of alfresco style cafes to laze in. Perth has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is of course the great Australian BBQ. Barbeque facilities are abundant in local parks - take your own food and cook up a feast, Australian style!

THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
(Courtesy of Western Australia Tourism - www.westernaustralia.com)

  • Fremantle - Spend a few days in Fremantle is an absolute must. Just a 30 minute drive from Perth's city centre. Freo, as it's known by locals is a vibrant port city you can't miss.
  • Rottnest Island - Just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island is where the locals go to swim at white-sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise water over shipwrecks, or kick back and go fishing. Rotto, as it's called locally, is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel.
  • Margaret River - No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.
  • Albany - Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.
  • Denmark - where towering tall trees meet the ocean. A relaxed village atmosphere, romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.
  • Ningaloo Reef - Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish, amazing coral formations and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark.
  • Monkey Mia - Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous dolphin watching destinations.
  • Shark Bay - The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was Western Australia's first World Heritage Listed site. Shark Bay's wilderness and natural wonders make for a unique holiday.
  • The Pinnacles - The extraordinary ancient rock formations are located about a three-hour drive north of Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes.
  • Kalgoorlie - Western Australia's largest goldfields town famed for its fascinating gold rush history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns.
  • Esperance - For squeaky-white beaches, getting off the beaten track and bunking down under the stars. This place is so relaxed even the kangaroos sun bake on the beach!
  • Bunbury - just two hours drive south of Perth, it is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet.

TRAVEL:

Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.

REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK:

JACK HIGGINSON
British
Sports Internship in a High School in Perth

My Most Memorable Moment: The opportunity to travel to Australia and being shown to a completely different culture and lifestyle (which I loved) and the way in which sport/physical activity had its importance within schools.

My Biggest Achievement: It has built more confidence within unknown/uncomfortable areas and allowed me to obtain different techniques used by the PE staff (e.g behavioural, drills, games etc), thus I will be able to use these techniques in future coaching practise.

Positive Impact I Had on the Project: I assisted the PE staff with various jobs (e.g. Assisting with the supervision of students at sport events) and also, gave my knowledge of sports to the PE staff to assist with techniques and tactics (badminton).

  • From this experience I have gained a lot more confidence within a unfamiliar environments and this will allow me to use this knowledge and experience in future practise.
  • Meeting the range of teachers and students was great, was a complete difference to British culture in a school and sporting environment.
  • Also, having the time to travel allowed me to see some amazing sights.
  • I certainly would recommend this place to dedicated sporting individuals.
  • It would be suited to someone who's friendly, motivated to work, quick thinker, dedicated to put up with the students (😆) and be ready for anything that comes your way.

Typical Day:
Start time - 8:40am, I would check my timetable and choose specific lessons that wanted to go to ( however I would try to change it up to make it more exciting).

Morning breaks- I would sometimes assist with activities e.g. Badminton on Monday and Thursday which I would help set up and challenge the students to mix it up for the PE teacher.

Additional activities/events: I assisted with setting up the swimming carnival and help with running the day. Furthermore, I assisted Mr V... with the Year-8 cricket team by supervising on team to ensure they are behaving and the match runs smoothly.

KEIRA ROWSOME
Volunteering in Perth

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me arrange my project in Perth. I had such an amazing time and left with an unforgettable experience.

I'll definitely advise 'Travellers' to anybody hoping for a similar opportunity and experience! I'm already planning my return to Australia after I finish University! Thank you again!

SARAH RHODES
British
Coaching Sports to Children in Schools in Perth

I am gaining an insight into different coaching and training styles in Australia, the school system and socio-cultural issues with immigrants in Australia.

The best thing about the placement so far has been starting an athletics club at the school for the talented kids whose parents can't afford the time or money to get them to a track. The children really appreciate the opportunity to develop their sporting ability.

I would definitely recommend this placement. It would suit someone who takes a pro-active approach to work, it is true that the more you put in the more you get out.

Can you describe a typical day?
Bus from Wellington Street at 8:50
Arrive at 9:40 start classes at 10:00 until morning break at 10:45.
Two classes before lunch at 12:30 and two classes in the afternoon.
Help the sports teacher to take the lesson, be it demonstrations, helping the children on a 1 to 1 basis or describing how to play a game.
Free time over lunch and break unless the kids have practice.