Training and Debating Services

Debating SA provides a number of debating services, including Debating Workshops, Coaching and Adjudicating, which are detailed below.

Please contact us if you would like more information.


Cost: $60 per hour.

Number of Participants: Maximum of 6. An accompanying adult participant is recommended for younger participants.

Debating SA can provide coaches to assist students in preparation for a debate. Coaches have had experience either as debaters themselves and/or as adjudicators for our Schools’ Competition.

Coaching services are ideal for teams in the Schools’ Competition or teams preparing for a debate organised outside of Debating SA, such as an exchange debate between schools.

Adjudicators for School or Corporate Debates

Cost: $100 per hour

Debating SA can provide adjudicators for debates. Depending on the needs of the debate, our adjudicators can adjudicate the debate according to the traditional formalities of debating or according to the criteria specified by the client.

Adjudicators are available for school and corporate debates.

Debating Workshops for Students

1-15 students: $400 per school day (6 hours).
16-30 students: $450 per school day (6 hours).
30+ students: price by negotiation.

Debating workshops are tailored to meet the needs of the participants according to their previous debating experience and the intended outcome of workshop participation.

A very popular format of debating workshop is the Have a Go Workshops, described below.

Have a Go Workshops

Aimed at classes of Primary or Secondary School students, this workshop format aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of debating and guide them through the process of preparing a debate. Students have the opportunity to present a debate at the conclusion of the workshop and receive feedback from our trainers.

Have a Go Workshops are only offered as a 1-day workshop.

Coaching Seminar for Teachers

Cost: $70 per staff member. Minimum of 3 staff financial commitment.

This seminar is designed for coaches and teachers of the Schools’ Competition. The typical programme format is:

1. Analysis of topics.
2. Brainstorming and organising arguments.
3. Use of evidence and statistics.
4. Brief introduction to fallacies.
5. Listening and responding: effective rebuttal techniques.

however we can tailor the seminar to meet the needs of the hiring school.

Australian Curriculum Seminar for Teachers: Debating in the Classroom

Cost: Please contact us for price.

This 4 hour seminar is aimed to equip teachers with the skills to deliver debating as a unit in their classrooms. This seminar has a particular focus on best pedagogical practices for teaching debating.

Participants will gain access to exclusive materials and resources to assist them in coaching and adjudicating their class teams. These resources have been designed to fit the guidelines of the Australian Curriculum: English.

We can tailor the seminar to meet the needs of the hiring school.