Press Release - New Coaching System
Current happenings and projected timeline for developments
The coaching accreditation is under development and it is anticipated that GC will be completed and accredited sometime in April 2020 with AC in August followed sometime after by Gateball and Ricochet.
Once this has taken place, I will be able to get information out to the presenter-assessors and coaches in our state.
I thank you for your patience and understanding whilst the new system is being developed. The questions I am being asked will be answered on the structure and levels of the new accreditation.
Potential coaches will be contacted with date of accreditation once the pre-requisites have been agreed upon by ACA and AIS.
Regards Ruth Duffy
State Coordinator of Coaching
Presenter-Assessors that can accredit coaches
Those who wish to become accredited coaches must first complete the Australian Sports Commission online course Community Coaching General Principles, which is available at learning.ausport.gov.au.
After completing the course, please complete the application form (download below) and send to email@example.com including a copy of your Community Coaching General Principles certificate.
Working With Children Check
As State Coordinator of Coaching, I advise all coaches to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC). As coaches we need to comply with this legislation in the state(s) we coach.
Coaches, even non-accredited members who are coaching U18s require WWCC, as it is classed as child-related work, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Anyone who is in any way imparting knowledge is deemed to be working with children.
Clubs that run programs for school groups, youth groups etc, will require all members who coach the youth to have WWCC; this includes school groups accompanied by Dept. of Education members/employees who previously supervised club members' contact.
WWCC Victoria [workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au]
WWCC NSW [service.nsw.gov.au]
Croquet Coaching Papers
Two papers by Jenny Clarke
Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.
This is a list of Accredited Coaches in Victoria on 13 Aug 2020.