Step 1 – Apply to attend the AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) Course.
Applicants can apply to attend the course via the link below. When registering, applicants who are seeking accreditation must apply to sit the Agent Accreditation Entrance Exam, which includes submitting the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form, found at the bottom of the page.*
The New Agent Accreditation Course will run between the 11th and 13th of June 2019 at AFL SportsReady – Level 2, Bob Rose Stand, Victoria Park, Corner Lulie and Abbot Street in Abbotsford Victoria. The course involves 2 days of sessions with the exam for those wishing to gain accreditation on the final day.
*Those not seeking accreditation and would only like to attend the course will not be required to fill out the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form.
Step 2 – Complete the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form – APPLICATIONS OPEN ON THE 15TH OF APRIL 2019
All applicants must download and complete the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form as part of their application if they are seeking accreditation. Forms can be submitted via the online function provided. In support of the application, applicants must also submit the following to complete their application:
– Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance
Applicants must hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance to support their application. The minimum level of cover should be $2 million. Applications without this documentation will not be accepted. Most insurers provide professional indemnity insurance so applicants should seek out the appropriate cover directly prior to submitting their application.
– 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.
Please note applications close on Sunday, 12th May 2019.
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
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.
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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 contact Braden Stokes, Manager – Accredited Agents on (03) 8651 4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org