As the body representing the collective professional interests of AFL Players, the Players' Association has an obligation to ensure that competent and ethical individuals represent its members.
To help ensure this, the Players' Association manages a compulsory accreditation process for AFL player agents.
PLEASE NOTE: THE 2014 ACCREDITATION WINDOW WILL OPEN ON THE 1ST OF MAY 2014
How the process works
Applications to become an Accredited Agent are only accepted during the Agent Accreditation Window.
Individuals must complete the following steps in order to become an Accredited Agent.
Step 1 - Complete the Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent form.
Applicants must complete and return to the AFL Players' Association the 'Application for Accreditation as an Accredited Agent' form. In support of this application the applicant must supply further documentation as outlined in the following steps.
The Accreditation Application form can be found below on the 1st of May 2014.
Step 2 - Obtain and supply a copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance
Applicants must hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance to support their application. A copy of this information must be supplied to the Players' Association with your application. Applications without this documentation will not be accepted.
Minimum cover - $2 million
Step 3 - Obtain a National Police Record Check
Applicants must supply a National Police Certificate.
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You must supply a copy of your Criminal History check with your application. Applications without this documentation will not be accepted.
Upon successfully providing these documents and gaining approval from the Players' Association to sit the exam, each applicant will receive a study pack which will contain relevant reading materials along with their exam details.
Step 4 - Attend the Players’ Association Agent Accreditation Information Evening
The Players’ Association will conduct an information evening for prospective Accredited Agents. This night will provide you with information in relation to AFL player management, the entrance exam and the accreditation process generally. Only those who have submitted an application form and have received provisional approval to sit the entrance exam will be invited to attend. This is a compulsory requirement under the accreditation process.
Agent Accreditation Information Evening: TBA
Non-Victorian applicants will be provided with the presentation materials and be required to join a teleconference at a date and time listed below.
Agent Accreditation Information Teleconference (Non-Victorian): TBA
Step 5 - Sit the Players' Association Accredited Agent Exam
Applicants must sit a supervised exam which deals with the applicant's knowledge of a range of collective instruments which apply to AFL Players including, but not limited to:
Exam Timetable (Mid June 2014)
Perth - TBA
David Wirrpanda Foundation, Central Institute of Technology - Leederville Campus, Cnr Richmond and Oxford Street, Leederville.
Adelaide - TBA
Ladder - 1 Marryatt Street, Port Adelaide, SA
Melbourne - TBA
MSAC Institute of Training, Sports House, Level 1, 375 Albert Road, Albert Park.
Sydney - TBA
AFL Sportsready - Sydney Football Stadium, Sheridan Building, Level 1, Moore Park Road, Moore Park.
Brisbane - TBA
AFL Sportsready - Level 3, Sports House South, 866 Main Street, Woolloongabba
If the applicant has been unsuccessful in achieving a 75 percent pass mark or more, they will have to reapply for accreditation in future accreditation windows (i.e. May 2013). The exam is open book.
Once the applicant has supplied a completed accreditation application and successfully passed the accreditation exam they will be invoiced for both their application fees and annual subscription. Once paid the applicant will be issued with probationary accreditation. Agent accreditation fees are as follows:
Application Fee = $990 (including GST)
Annual subscription = $990 (including GST)
TOTAL = $1980
To gain full Players' Association Agent Accreditation, applicants must attend the Players' Association Agent Accreditation Induction Day or alternatively, have undertaken an approved Athlete Management Course to be conducted prior to the annual Players' Association Accredited Agents Conference.
Upon attending the Induction session and Conference and fulfilling all other requirements, the Accredited Agent is supplied with an Players' Association Accredited Agent pack and certificate.
For more information on the Players' Association Accredited Agent process, please contact Braden Stokes, Players' Association Player Relations Coordinator on 03 8651 4300 or email@example.com