Welcome to our dedicated resource to help coaches, teachers, clubs and swim schools create a swimming community which fosters equality and belonging for all genders. We are here to support our community to raise awareness and support for gender equality, and to celebrate progress!


Levelling the Deck is an initiative of SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia. Learn more about SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia’s Gender Equality Statement and our new Framework for Action.



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At Levelling the Deck, we support trans and gender diverse swimmers and live by SCTA’s values to be proud and inclusive. Check out the AIS Guidelines for Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion, and let us know in the comments about how you support transgender and gender diverse people in your club, school, or community! LGBTIQ+ Australians seeking support with mental health can contact QLife on 1800 184 527 or visit qlife.org.au. ReachOut.com also has a list of support services.

Trans 101 Gender Diversity Crash Course – for folks who have trans people in their lives. It includes information on what it means to be trans, friends and family, how to be an ally, relationships, neurodivergence, and people of colour. You can watch videos or download a PDF.

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Elevate Learning Grants Program (AIS) – The purpose of the Program is to invest in education and professional development opportunities for a sport-specific learning experience to improve the ability of the workforce to identify, develop, support and progress talented athletes (i.e. Categorised by the NSO).

Round 2 applications open on December 14 2022 and close February 5 2023.

Course in Gender Equity Free at TAFE – This is Australia’s first accredited gender equity qualification, and is designed to prepare individuals and organisations to undertake gender equity work and meet the requirements for organisations outlined in the Gender Equality Act 2020 for Victorian public sector, universities and local councils, and for the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 for relevant public employers in Australia. As part of the Free at TAFE initiative, the Victorian Government is currently waiving course fees for select skill sets. Students who are assessed as eligible for a Government subsidised place will not be charged a tuition fee.

Free online course on gender equality and sexual diversity – The MOOC Chile project consists of massive free online courses on human rights and related subjects, is launching a free online course titled “Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity” which will remain online indefinitely, with no student limit nor time limit to complete it.


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