Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement

Supporting athletes to be the best version of themselves in life & sport

Developing better people to become better athletes

Scholarship Holders at the NSW Institute of Sport have a range of support available to them, and the Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement (AW&E) are here to help. Use the buttons below to navigate this page and find the information you require:   

AW&E CALENDAR ATHLETE EXPERIENCE VIEW SUPPORT AVAILABLE  DOWNLOAD RESOURCES BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FAQ’s

Upcoming events & workshops for NSWIS athletes

There are no upcoming events at this time.

NSWIS athletes can access a range of AW&E support at each stage of their scholarship

Pre-Game

Scholarship On-boarding - An online screening tool collects data aligning to the five AW&E streams informing your delivery plan

In-Game

Proactive ongoing support - toward developing self-awareness, knowledge, resources & life skills for the duration of your scholarship; and in preparation for end of scholarship.

Post-Game

Transition Support - Support in preparing for a successful Rollover or Rollout at the end of your scholarship

onTrack

Athlete on-boarding form

When beginning a scholarship, AW&E use an online form (onTrack) completed during your NSWIS induction. The onTrack form collects data to inform and collaborate with program managers, coaches and individual service providers, to establish a 12-month delivery plan in the following areas:

Career & education

Access to information, advice and face to face or online learning related to education, career mapping, professional development and work experience.

 

Personal development

Face to face or online learning related to wellbeing and personal growth.

 

Community engagement

Opportunities for athletes to engage with their local communities, grass roots sport & national charities

FIND MY ADVISER

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Career & Education

Access to information, advice and face to face or online learning related to education, career mapping, professional development and work experience.

Employability Support 

In supporting athlete wellbeing, the EVOLVE  Work Placement Program, in conjunction with other program offerings by the AIS, seeks to support athletes in their ongoing development, readiness and transition from elite athlete to post-athlete life.

EVOLVE EOI

Athlete2Business

The NSWIS AW&E Team supports career transition with connections to industry networks through Athlete2Business (A2B). A2B is a recruitment agency specialising in placing current and former athletes into Australian businesses. Complete the Expression of Interest Form below:

A2B EOI


Career & Education Plan
 

The NSWIS AW&E team can provide tailored planning to align your post-sport career ambitions through one on one consultation. Planning incorporates goal setting; connecting your personal and career goals with your values, strengths and behaviours. Book an appointment with your AW&E advisor to develop your tailored plan.

 

Career Practitioner Referral Network (CPRN)

The CPRN is a national network of professional career practitioners servicing athletes in all Australian states and territories, including those living regionally and internationally via ‘online’ capability. If you would like to know more, book an appointment with your AW&E advisor.

 

Study Support

Balancing the commitment of sport, work and vocation is tricky at the best of times. The NSWIS AW&E team can help by providing support for special consideration, entry into University Elite Athlete Programs and general support relating to your study. Please complete the relevant form available on the AMS app. Find out how to download the app via the link below:

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 

Personal Development

Identify your personal values & strengths

Personal Values & Strengths

Personal values lay the groundwork for decision making and behaviours. People’s greatest assets are their strengths. Strengths are much more than something you are good at or capable of doing well.

Book an appointment with your AW&E advisor to discuss how you can identify your personal values and strengths, and develop meaningful ways to implement these within your career planning etc.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 

Lifestyle Management

Life can be one big juggling act, managing career, friendships, relationships, study etc; and the reality is not everyone is equipped to handle this load. Learn how to build and develop these skills with the support of your NSWIS AW&E team, ensuring you remain on track with your personal and professional goals. These checks include Finance, Career, Community, Spirituality, Sport, Education, Family; and Relationships. Book an appointment to chat with your AW&E advisor for support and to develop your personal action plan.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Breakthru is a for purpose enterprise working with NSWIS athletes to support them in accessing services available under their NDIS plan. The NDIS can provide our para-athletes with funding for support and services outside their sporting careers. Providing access to funding for individualised support and services, can help to position our para-athletes in the most advantageous position to be successful. Our aim is to connect athletes with an organisation that understands the NDIS process, providing relevant knowledge and support during the application to increase their success rate.

Use the Support Request Form below to provide baseline information to your AW&E advisor who will connect with Breakthru to begin the application process with one-on-one consults. 

SUPPORT REQUEST FORM

 

Community Engagement

Engage with local communities, grass roots & national charities

NSWIS in coordination with AIS and NSO’s, will coordinate tailored opportunities for athletes to engage with their local communities, grass roots sport and national charities, in line with what’s important to you. Check out upcoming Community Events, and please complete the Expression of Interest form below to help inform Community Engagement opportunities in future:

UPCOMING EVENTS

EOI FORM

Performance Support Services

Access to NSWIS performance support services

Performance support services (e.g. S&C, nutrition etc) are unique to each athlete and sport program. All enquiries regarding access to NSWIS performance support services should be directed to your coach in the first instance.

Mental Health Referral Network

Access to the best practice mental health information and education and individualised psychology services

The MHRN provides basic mental wellness checks through to comprehensive clinical treatment plans for eligible athletes and individuals from Australia’s high performance sports system. Providing priority access to a network of AIS-endorsed psychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychologists across the country; the MHRN is available via the access details below:

Phone: +61 2 6214 1130 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm AET)
Email: mentalhealth@sportaus.gov.au
Website: https://www.ais.gov.au/mhrn

Rollover

Preparing athletes for post-athlete life

Ongoing Athlete Support & Planning

Support is available toward the continuation of building life skills already developed throughout your scholarship. 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 

Rollout

Ongoing Support

Making sure the NSWIS experience has helped set you up for lifelong success by tailoring support to the individual. Support from the NSWIS AW&E team continues after your scholarship ends. If you are currently in or preparing for the rollout phase of your scholarship, please book an appointment with your AW&E advisor:

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Career and Education Planning

Ongoing support

You can access ongoing support post scholarship through the following:

CPRN

AIS EVOLVE Program

Athlete2Business

Lifestyle Management

Transitional support for personal and professional goals

Throughout and beyond your athlete career, the NSWIS AW&E team will provide transitional support to ensure you remain on track with your personal and professional goals. These checks include Finance, Career, Community, Spirituality, Sport, Education, Family; and Relationships.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

The NSWIS athlete experience

The below graphic shows the 3-phase delivery model for services delivered to NSWIS scholarship holders by our Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement team. 

Resources for athletes to assist in sport and life

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Decide – Changing Career DirectionCareer & Education

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Healthy Habits PresentationPersonal Development

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Healthy Habits Worksheet
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Family & Friends Factsheet
Family & Friends FactsheetPersonal Development

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Decide – Making Good Education ChoicesCareer & Education

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Mental Health Audit SnapshotMental Health

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Research – Lifelong LearningCareer & Education

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Networking Skills Factsheet
Networking Skills FactsheetPersonal Development

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Athlete Appearances
Athlete AppearancesCommunity Engagement

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Athlete Education & Professional Development Reimbursements
Athlete Education & Professional Development ReimbursementsCareer & Education

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Athlete FAQ's

Frequently Asked Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Questions

What role does AW&E have in mental health?

Personal Development

When it comes to mental health, AW&E provides resources, tools and strategies to help individuals navigate mental stressors. Think of it like a skateboarder at the top of a hill, AW&E are also at the top to provide you with equipment and a guide to get to the bottom.

How do I know if I should engage in personal development with my AW&E Advisor?

Personal Development

Our core personal development service focuses on values based living, this is at the centre of everything we do in AW&E. We believe personal values act like the rudder on a boat, helping us steer and take control of the direction we want to head in our life while establishing the habits we need to best position us to be successful. If you feel you are living life as it comes without a strong sense of purpose, then a trip down personal development road with your AW&E advisor could really benefit you.

Can all athletes access the NSWIS Development Asssitance fund (DAF) of $400 per year?

Career & Education

The NSWIS DAF is available to athletes who meet the following criteria:

  • You are a current NSWIS categorised scholarship holder
  • You are engaged in a current NSWIS Career and Education Plan
  • You are currently enrolled in secondary, tertiary or vocational education
  • You meet the current sport program requirements (IPP)
  • You have or plan to attend an Athlete Development Day/Session in the current financial year


You can access the form to claim your reimbursement via the AMS app on your phone.
Find out more

What is involved in the NSWIS Career and Education Plan?

Career & Education

The plan aims to provide you with awareness of your passions and interests to help connect you with an education pathway or career plan that is tailored for you. We are aware that career decisions can have a long lasting effect on your life after sport, that is why we use a values based living model to inform your choices. The model does not guarantee a successful outcome, no model can, but making decisions based on your values will place you in the best position to thrive in your post athletic career. To begin the process, you will have a 45-minute consult with your advisor, after which you will receive your career and education report with action items. These items will inform ongoing consultations with your advisor until your career and/or education goals are met.

What study support is available to NSWIS athletes?

Career & Education

There are several opportunities to access study support and/or courses for NSWIS athletes.

  • ACPE Degree – NSWIS athletes can access up to $20k (across 5 scholarships) annually to undertake their degree. ACPE offers specialist bachelor’s degrees in sport, fitness, health, dance and physical education. For more info, click HERE
  • FIA Fitnation Scholarship – FIA Fitnation offer full scholarships to NSWIS scholarship holders to complete Cert III, IV and Fitness Diploma’s. If you’re interested in pursuing any of these opportunities contact your AW&E adviser, click HERE
  • Development Assistance Fund – NSWIS Athletes can apply for up to $400 reimbursement annually toward costs incurred relating to personal, professional, career and education development and tutoring within the athlete’s career and education plan. To claim your reimbursement, complete the form on the AMS app. Click HERE to find out how

How can i get involved with community engagement activities at NSWIS?

Community Engagement

Community engagement at NSWIS is divided into three segments:

  1. Organisation: NSWIS will offer 4 major events each year for staff and athletes to attend. You can register your interest for these events during your induction through the onTrack screening.
  2. Sport Program: Your sport program has the opportunity to engage in community events during your current scholarship. These opportunities will be communicated via your coach or program manager.
  3. Individual: As an individual you can participate in local community events. If there is an engagement that is close to your heart, your advisor can work with you to help get you involved and raise awareness.

How can I find out about upcoming community events?

Community Engagement

All scheduled organisational events, will be advertised in the Athlete News, and updated in the calendar available on the AW&E Athlete Portal. You can also provide feedback regarding events you would be interested in, and make suggestions for future events by completing the EOI Form.