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Coach registration 2021

Officially affiliated adults approved by a participating school or organisation to act as the administrative lead of a CyberTaipan team.

Coach registration due date

All CyberTaipan coach registrations are due by 5pm AEST Monday, 10 May 2021.

Team coaches are required to hold an exemption or successfully complete a Working with Children Check (or equivalent) and a National Police Check before being approved and able to register a team/s.

Evidence of either/both of these Checks, must be uploaded via the form. If you do not have one/both of these Checks, the Program Office will be in contact to begin an application with you.

Team registration is a separate process — coaches are not required to have teams assembled prior to registering below.

However, coaches must notify the CyberTaipan Program Office (cybertaipan@csiro.au) as soon as possible if any prospective team member is aged 18 years or older, or will be turning 18 years old during the course of the competition. In these instances, the student must successfully complete a Working with Children Check (or relevant state equivalent) and a National Police Check before being added to the list of approved team members.

Coaches are responsible for the following:

CyberTaipan requires an adult to register as a team coach before any students are permitted to register or compete. Having one, and only one, adult coach on record for each team is a non-negotiable requirement for participation in the competition.

For more information on team coach responsibilities, please refer to the 2021 CyberTaipan Rulebook.

Administration and evaluation of CyberTaipan

CSIRO will be evaluating the CyberTaipan competition. As part of the evaluation CSIRO will use your registration data to review program participation. CSIRO will also invite you after completion of the competition to participate in a voluntary online survey to provide feedback about your experience.


Privacy Permissions
Read the CyberTaipan privacy notice.
Read the Code of Conduct for supervising adults.
Team composition
Coach registration
Each team can have between two and five students (with one additional reserve).
To find out more about team assistants and the role they play, visit: Cyber Taipan - competition details.
Mentors may be provided through the CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools program. To find out more about technical mentors and the role they play, visit Cyber Taipan - competition details.
You may know this check as a ‘Working with Vulnerable People Registration’ (ACT), or a ‘Blue Card’ (QLD). Information on these checks and the requirements needed to fulfil them can be found on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and Police Checks.
You may know this check as a ‘Working with Vulnerable People Registration’ (ACT), or a ‘Blue Card’ (QLD). Information on these checks and the requirements needed to fulfil them can be found on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and Police Checks.
More information can be found at: National Police Checks.
If you have multiple documents, please collate these into one file. Supported file formats include PDF, JPG and PNG.
If you have any difficulty uploading your supporting documentation, please submit this form without your files, and then email files to cybertaipan@csiro.au