How to become a player agent with the AFLPA

How to become a player agent with the AFLPA

Applications for 2021 accreditation will open in March 2021. If you wish to be added to an expression of interest list, please email agents@aflplayers.com.au

Step 1 – Apply to attend the AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) Course.

The AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) Course will be next run in June 2021.  The course will involve two days of education sessions, and an exam on the third day for those wishing to gain accreditation.

The 2020 course flyer can be found here

*Those not seeking accreditation and only wanting to attend the course will not be required to fill out the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form.

Step 2 – Complete an Accredited Agent application form 

Applicants who are seeking accreditation must apply to sit the Agent Accreditation Entrance Exam, which includes downloading, competing and submitting the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form. This form can be found here.

In support of the application, applicants must also submit the following to complete their application:

– Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance

Applicants must arrange appropriate professional indemnity insurance to support their application.  The minimum level of cover should be $2 million.  Most insurers provide professional indemnity insurance so applicants should investigate the appropriate cover directly prior to submitting their application.  For the avoidance of doubt, applicants must provide proof that they will have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place should they satisfy all the other requirements for accreditation.

– National Police Record Check

Applicants must supply a copy of a current National Police Record Check certificate (no older than 3 months).  Applications without this documentation will not be accepted.  More information can be found via the following links:

Victoria – Click here

Western Australia – Click here

South Australia – Click here

New South Wales – Click here

Queensland – Click here

Tasmania – Click here

Northern Territory – Click here

ACT – Click here

–  Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Applicants must provide a copy of their current CV in support of their application.  Applications without this documentation will not be accepted.

Agent Accreditation Exam

To be eligible to sit the Agent Accreditation exam, applicants must satisfy the following criteria as per the AFLPA Regulations Governing Accredited Agents:

  • Be a natural person;
  • Be eighteen (18) years or older;
  • Be a fit and proper person (as defined by the Regulations); and
  • Have education qualifications, negotiation skills and experience with contracts at a suitable level
  • Not be an officer, volunteer, employee or hold any other role at a second tier league or club, or in any elite talent pathway program without the prior written consent of the Agent Accreditation Board.

The exam is a 3.5 hour, open book exam that includes a mixture of multiple choice and open answer questions.  Questions will test the applicant’s knowledge of a range of collective instruments which apply to AFL Players, including but not limited to:

  • AFL/AFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • AFL Rules
  • AFLPA Regulations Governing Accredited Agents
  • AFL Player Code of Conduct
  • AFL Anti-Doping Code
  • AFL Illicit Drugs Policy
  • Standard Player Agent Agreement
  • AFLPA Programs and Services

If an applicant is unsuccessful in achieving 75% or more during the exam, they will have to reapply for accreditation in future years.

Costs

Course Only – $1650 (includes GST)

Course and Agent Accreditation – $3300 (includes GST)*

* Participants who successfully pass the Entrance Exam will be invoiced the New Agent Accreditation Fee ($1650 includes GST) post the course and exam.

La Trobe University – Master of Management (Sports Management)

Upon successful completion of the course and the assessment tasks, participants will receive the AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) and be eligible for entry into La Trobe University’s Master of Management (Sports Management) if they wish to progress along this career path.

For more information please email agents@aflplayers.com.au