Guideline review date: 28 October 2021
This guideline is provided to support schools in implementing the
managing risks in school curriculum activities procedure.
CARA planner (DOCX, 600KB) must be used for the specific school context in conjunction with this guideline considering additional risks, hazards and controls and including environmental, facility, equipment and student considerations
For activities beyond the scope of this guideline, complete a CARA record using the
CARA generic template (DOCX, 488KB).
This guideline relates to student participation in gymnastics including the disciplines of artistic, rhythmic, acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline gymnastics and cheerleading as an activity to support curriculum delivery.
Note: This activity does not include excursions to indoor trampoline parks/venues nor the therapeutic use of trampolines.
Depending on the scope of this activity, other risk assessments may be required when planning. Curriculum activities encompassing more than one CARA guideline must comply with the requirements of all CARA guidelines appropriate to the activity.
For activities conducted at a non-Department of Education venue, and/or when engaging external expertise, request written risk assessment advice and attach it to this CARA record.
For activities conducted off-site, schools must comply with the
school excursions procedure.
For activities conducted as part of representative school sport programs, schools should consult with
Queensland School Sport.
Gymnastics and trampolining activities involving fundamental movement patterns requiring minimal core stability, weight-bearing ability and/or coordination with or without apparatus under 40cm.
Gymnastics activities and trampolining activities involving advanced movement patterns requiring core stability, weight-bearing ability and control (including controlled inversion) with or without apparatus over 40cm.
Gymnastic activities involving complex movement patterns requiring significant core stability, weight-bearing ability and control (including full flight skills with inversion) with or without apparatus above 40cm.
If any requirement cannot be met, the activity must not occur.
If any other safety recommendation cannot be met, modify the activity (or elements of it) and/or identify and use the
hierarchy of controls to implement alternative control measures to meet or exceed the minimum safety standard.
Competition rules and procedures with additional or more stringent safety requirements take precedence.
All risk levels