Empowering Coaches and Eductors – Special Olympics Australia

A bespoke online learning space that teaches you the techniques and tools to coach and guide people with intellectual disability/autism.

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Our online portal, Inclusive Sport Academy, is our go-to digital ecosystem to connect, educate and support our coaches and volunteers nationally. With over 8,500 registered users and an average learner satisfaction rate of over 90%, we’re seeing genuine authentic transfer of learning into our communities.  

Pierre Comis, CEO Special Olympics Australia

Inclusive Sport Academy online learning portal


The Australian sporting eco-system was lacking a single touch point to promote inclusive sporting opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. 


Providing contemporary educational resources for coaches, volunteers and administrators of all sports that could be accessed through a single learning platform, driven by subject matter experts. 


Special Olympics Australia provided the timely leadership needed to establish SOA Learn in 2018 – a portal for coaches, teachers, volunteers and National and State Sporting Organisation administrators.  

The development of the portal and resources established a seamless pathway for anyone wishing to provide more inclusive sporting opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. 


With over 8,500 learners, 15 courses, 30+ hours of online content and learner satisfaction rates consistently over 90%, the numbers speak for themselves. Special Olympics Australia are the benchmark for online education in the Australian not-for-profit sector. 


15 Customised Courses

2 Commercial Sponsors
Over 90% learner satisfaction
19 Minutes Average Time on Portal
A Road To 10,000 Learners Strategy

8,500 Registered Coaches, Teachers & Volunteers

World Class elearning Materials

Connect with Every Part of Australia 

Inclusive Sport Academy enhances your skills and ability to deliver sport to people with intellectual disability/autism.

The LMS provides a user-friendly learning experience for teachers, coaches, tertiary students and allied health professionals.

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