Update August 2019
As of July 2019 ACA has appointed an new National Director of Coaching Mr Greg Bury. All further accreditation of coaches in Australia have been postponed until further notice, so that a review and update of golf and association coaching manuals and levels can be undertaken and signed off on, and at a later date Ricochet and Gateball
Please continue to send in your applications and complete the AIS online course so that once this has been completed we can move forward with accrediting coaches.
As things progress I will update the coaching webpage for interested parties to read, thank you for your patiences, at the present time realistically we are looking at sometime in 2020 before this process will be completed.
Regards Ruth Duffy
Presenter-Assessors that can accredit coaches
Current happenings and projected timeline for further developments
The coaching accreditation structure is based on:
Levels of Coaching
Accreditation under this system is for four years. All coaches accredited under the past system (0,1,2 and B) will be required to reaccredit under the new system as their current accreditation expires. Coaches may choose to reaccredit prior to the expiration date.
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]
Contact the State Coordinator of Coaching for more information.
This is a list of Accredited Coaches in Victoria on 23 Jan 2020.