Policies

How we work for you

Our policies embody our values and beliefs. They stipulate how we will serve and add value to you. They also serve as a contract for how we will treat you, and each other as well.

Policies range from operational guidelines and codes of conduct through to board charters, member and child protection frameworks, and disciplinary processes.

As custodians of a non-profit state sporting organisation, the Board of Directors strive for excellence in all areas.

To ensure we operate in a fair, professional, and accountable manner, the Board have adopted a Charter which sets out the role, responsibilities, structure, and processes of the Board.

You can download a copy of the Charter using the link below:

Download the Board Charter (DOCX, 265.7 KB)

As custodians of a non-profit state sporting organisation, the Board of Directors strive for excellence in all areas.

To ensure members’ assets transparency and accountability, the Board have implemented strict controls on how assets are managed and handled. As part of this effort to safeguard members’ interests, the Board have adopted a policy governing the identification, reporting, and management of any conflicts of interest which might arise between any Director and the interests of ATQ.

You can download a copy of our policy using the link below.

Download the Conflict of Interest Policy (DOCX, 122.9 KB)

As custodians of a non-profit state sporting organisation, the Board of Directors strive for excellence in all areas.

To ensure we live up to the expectations of our members and uphold the tenets of our martial art, the Board have adopted a set of standards of behaviour for Directors (the Standards). These Standards align with best governance principles and are modelled on the Australian Institute of Company Director’s member code of conduct.

It is vital that Directors conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner, both amongst themselves, towards others, and towards ATQ itself. Directors who fail to comply with the Standards face severe penalties, including potential removal from the Board.

You can download a copy of the Standards using the link below:

Download the Directors Standards of Behaviour Policy (DOCX, 119.3 KB)

You can download a copy of the Finance Policy using the link below:

Download the Finance Policy (PDF, 219.1 KB)

You can download a copy of the Infectious Diseases Policy using the link below:

Download the Infectious Diseases Policy (PDF, 285.7 KB)

Integrity is the integration of outward actions and inner values. A sport that displays integrity can often be recognised as honest and genuine in its dealings, championing good sportsmanship, providing safe, fair and inclusive environments for all involved. A sport that generally displays integrity has a level of community confidence, trust, and support behind it.The impact of this cannot be underestimated.

ATQ have adopted a set of policies aimed at ensuring the integrity of our sport, from match management right through the decision making processes of the Board. These policies are extensions of our global Integrity in Sport Policy.

You can download a copy of all of our Integrity in Sport policies below:

Download the Integrity in Sport Policy (DOCX, 134.1 KB)
Download the Anti-Doping Policy (DOCX, 952.0 KB)
Download the Anti-Match-Fixing Policy (DOCX, 862.7 KB)
Download the Dispute Resolution Policy (DOCX, 775.6 KB)

Australian Taekwondo Queensland uses its graphical logo as an important means of identification. This policy directs how the logo is to be used.

You can download a copy of our Logo Usage Policy using the link below:

Download the Logo Usage Policy (DOCX, 835.5 KB)

Australian sporting organisations have legal obligations under Australian law in regard to harassment, discrimination, and child protection. We also have moral obligations in relation to establishing standards of appropriate member behaviour, and to provide safe, respectful, and appropriate training and sporting environments.

Australian Taekwondo Queensland Inc. endorses these obligations under a general policy area termed, “Member Protection.”

ATQ endeavours to conduct all activities in a positive environment where participants have equal rights and opportunities to foster and develop their passion for the sport and martial art of Taekwondo. Through the introduction of formalised Member Protection practices, ATQ will maintain a positive focus and be recognised as offering member services according to the principles of best practice at all times.

Our State Member Protection Policy is derived from the National Member Protection Policy adopted by Sports Taekwondo Australia, and binds our members, staff, volunteers, and member organisations.

You can download copies of our policies using the links below:

Download the Member Protection Policy (DOCX, 425.2 KB)
Download the Member Protection Oversight Committee Charter (DOCX, 123.3 KB)
Download the Member Protection Tribunal Charter (DOCX, 105.4 KB)

As the representative body for Taekwondo in Queensland, we have a responsibility to maintain and enhance the reputation and perception of Taekwondo in the eyes of the broader community. To do this, we must all act in a manner that is in line with the tenets and ideals of Taekwondo. We are all accountable for our actions.

To assist in maintaining these high standards, the Board have implemented the following Standards of Behaviour:

  • General Standards – which apply to everyone involved in Taekwondo and ATQ; and
  • Official/Volunteer Standards;
  • Athlete Standards; and
  • Worker Standards of Behaviour.

These last three apply in addition to the General Standards, just like the Directors’ Standards apply to Directors in addition to the General Standards outlined here.

You can download a copy of the Standards using the link below:

Download the Standards of Behaviour Policy (DOCX, 954.2 KB)

Australian Taekwondo Queensland has released its Strategic Plan for 2019-2020.

Download the Strategic Plan here (PDF,

402.3 KB)

As custodians of a non-profit state sporting organisation, the Board of Directors are charged with the duty of ensuring ATQ identifies, assesses, and manages risk.

You can download a copy of our Risk Management Policy using the link below:

Download the Risk Management Policy (DOCX, 775.7 KB)

You can download a copy of our Social Media Policy using the link below:

Download the Social Media Policy (PDF, 171.2 KB)

You can download a copy of our Social Media Policy using the link below:

Download the State Sponsorship Policy (PDF, 279.6 KB)

You can download a copy of our Volunteers Policies using the links below:

Download the Volunteers Policy (PDF, 245.7 KB)
Download the Volunteer Coach Policy (PDF, 234.0 KB)