Sporting Schools

“Sporting Schools” is a funded sport program provided by the Australian Sports Commission. Funding for orienteering programs is available to primary schools in Victoria. Funding is provided directly to schools from the ASC. Schools nominate a sport usually on a term-to-term basis. Orienteering Victoria currently offers orienteering programs within:

  • Greater Melbourne
  • Geelong
  • Ballarat
  • Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
  • the North East
  • Macedon Ranges
  • Bendigo.

A standard OV program might include:

  • Mapping of your school
  • Provision of Lessons
  • Professional development for staff
  • Purchasing a schools orienteering kit

All programs are tailored to your school’s need in discussion with your staff.

More details about the funding process can be found on the Sporting Schools website:


Fee Structure


Mapping The map is our competition arena. You will need a detailed orienteering map of your school grounds. The fieldwork is completed by a contracted professional mapper with a current Working with Children Check. $350 - $650
Orienteering Equipment Kit The equipment kit allows you to run your own orienteering activities beyond the Sporting School Coaching sessions. The kit includes, 20 flags with punches, 100 control cards and a storage box. $330

Coaching Sessions

An ASC accredited orienteering coach (with current WwCC or Teacher Registration) will attend your school and run a series of orienteering activity sessions.

These sessions form a strong basis for entry into and participation in club events and schools championships.

Pre Activity site visit The coach will come to your school to identify what programs and activities are possible within your school grounds, meet staff and confirm session times and any special requirements. $120
First lesson of the day The first activity of the day for a group of up to 30 students to a maximum of 60minutes. The price reflects the staffing costs, travel allowance, planning time and materials. $188
Additional lessons on the same day Additional lessons for groups of up to 30 students to a maximum of 60minutes. $77

Please note that Sporting Schools requires that all students involved with the program receive at least 4 sessions with a coach.


Professional Development – Coaching Accreditation

Orienteering Victoria provides Level 0 and Level 1 ASC Coaching Accreditations. Typically these are large seminars involving 5-20 teaching staff. The Level 0 course usually runs for 2 hours and the Level 1 course is a half day activity involving a forest practicum. These courses can count toward your annual professional development requirements.

We are currently restructuring how we offer these courses and will announce dates and venues soon.

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