National  Policies & Guidelines 

In Taekwondo, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit should guide all students and instructors. Our members should amplify these values, and those of Australian Taekwondo, to ensure a safe, respectful and welcoming martial art and sport for all. Australian Taekwondo takes a zero-tolerance stance with respect to abusive language, behaviour and harassment, regardless of hierarchy. 

To protect the integrity of Taekwondo in Australia and ensure a safe, fair and healthy environment for everyone, Australian Taekwondo follows Sports Integrity Australia's National Integrity Framework - the standard of behaviour accepted within our sport and martial art - and applies to club owners and instructors, athletes, members, coaches, referees, volunteers, parents/guardians, and employees. The minimum sanction is three (3) months, with sanctions now enforced for any policy breaches. Review these policies and guidelines regularly for updates relevant to clubs, members and fans.

How we communicate policy information with you

Every club and member is responsible for providing accurate contact details on our National Membership System (NMS) so we can inform you of important information, like governance and policy updates related to your membership. Where a club chooses to list its club email or head instructor email address as an individual member's email address, the onus is on the club or head instructor to pass on the information. Australian Taekwondo takes no responsibility for emails not received by a member due to incorrect contact information being on the NMS. 

Complaints Process

Australian Taekwondo takes all complaints seriously and ensures they are handled with utmost importance. Our formal complaints procedure is crucial to document, listen to, and address each complaint appropriately and in accordance with national policies. Please click the button below to lodge a complaint or learn more about the process. 

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Events of National Significance 

An event of national significance is an event where National Team selection is required. Our team and staff selection policies are designed to ensure a transparent and fair selection process, which aims to identify the most capable team of athletes and support staff who can potentially deliver outstanding results for Australia. The policy information for Events of National Significance is updated as the relevant governing body or agency confirms details.

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Australian Taekwondo Member Policies

One of the critical business areas that Australian Taekwondo has established is corporate governance - the structure of rules, practices, and processes that direct and manage the association.

Our Codes of Conduct set the standards of behaviour Australian Taekwondo expects all athletes, instructors, coaches, officials, referees, judges, volunteers, administrators, parents/guardians and spectators to comply with when participating in or attending any Australian Taekwondo sanctioned events. Sanctions are in place for breaching these Codes and are determined based on the nature of the breach. More compliance information is contained within the Codes of Conduct and AT's Member Protection Policy.
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Team and staff selection policies provide a fair and unbiased selection process, which facilitates the selection of the best team of athletes and support staff who will potentially achieve the best results when representing Australia.
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This policy outlines acceptance and application of membership to Australian Taekwondo. The policy determines the classes of membership and the eligibility for each category. This policy is in addition to the clauses regarding membership in the Australian Taekwondo constitution and the requirements for clubs subscribing to Australian Taekwondo membership.
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This Policy has been adopted alongside the National Integrity Framework to establish a formal process for Members and other individuals engaging with the sport of Taekwondo to resolve interpersonal conflicts and disputes that arise in the context of their involvement in Taekwondo, but do not involve a breach of an Integrity Policy.
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Selection Appeals Policy sets out the Selection Appeal process to be applied in respect of the selection of all Australian Taekwondo Teams.
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Our privacy policy outlines how Australian Taekwondo collects, uses, stores, and protects personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles and Privacy Act 1988.
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This Policy has been adopted alongside the National Integrity Framework to establish a formal process for Members and other individuals engaging with the sport of Taekwondo to resolve interpersonal conflicts and disputes that arise in the context of their involvement in Taekwondo, but do not involve a breach of an Integrity Policy.
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Our Social Media Policy outlines the protocols and expectations of members and affiliates in our community to ensure safe, fair, and respectful conduct when engaging on social media.
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Sport Integrity Australia Policies


Sport Integrity Australia leads a national approach to protect the health and welfare of athletes, to protect sport and to protect the integrity of the competition – from elite levels right through to grassroots.
 
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The Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy sets out the process for responding to and reporting child abuse allegations and details child safe practices which need to be adhered to.
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The Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy prescribes prohibited conduct in relation to improperly altering the result or the course of a sporting activity, betting on a sporting activity or disclosing inside information to obtain a benefit.
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The Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy has been designed to ensure sport integrity related complaints are dealt with efficiently and effectively and that all involved in Taekwondo have confidence that prohibited conduct will be managed via the most appropriate resolution and discipline mechanism. Click here if you are seeking information about how to lodge a complaint.
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The Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine policy seeks to protect the health and wellbeing of athletes and mitigate the risks to sport of the misuse and administration of drugs and medicine in the sporting context. To find out what commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines are permitted or prohibited in Taekwondo, please click here.
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The Australian Taekwondo Anti-doping policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy. This policy is effective from 1 January 2021 and can be found on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and non-participants in the sport of Taekwondo are bound by these rules. To find out what commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines are permitted or prohibited in Taekwondo, please click here.
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The Member Protection Policy sets out expectations and behaviours to ensure everyone involved in Taekwondo is treated with respect and dignity. The policy deals with prohibited conduct that is defined as abuse, bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.
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We acknowledge that our office is spread across many traditional lands, and we pay respect to all traditional owners of these lands and elders past and present.
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