How to Become a Coach - Accreditation

Netball Victoria will continue to offer opportunities for coaches to progress through the Netball Australia’s Coach Accreditation Pathway, conducting courses and workshops at each level of the six-tier structure.

For a copy of Netball Australia’s 2020 National Coach Accreditation Framework:
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Foundation Coach Accreditation Online Course

About the Course:
The online Foundation Coach Accreditation Course is targeted primarily at beginner coaches, teachers, parents and Suncorp NetSetGO coaches and outlines introductory coaching information and basic netball techniques. The Course is the first step in the national coaching accreditation framework and is an important step along the knowledge pathway for a coach.

The course contains the following four modules:
- The role of the coach
- Planning
- Teaching netball skills
- The coach in action

There are no pre-requisites for this accreditation.

Duration:
There is no time limit on completing the course. You can learn in a self-paced environment and can log in and log out as required. But you must complete the course within a year of enrolling or it will expire.

Cost:
$65.00 (plus transaction fees)

Resources:
Coaches can purchase the Foundation Coaching Manual for $45.00 (including P+H) from Netball Australia’s Online shop

Development Coach Accreditation Course

The Blended Learning Development Coach Accreditation was launched in 2017.

The blended learning (online and face-to-face) Development Coach Accreditation Course is targeted primarily at Club, Association and Regional coaches and teachers aiming to further their netball knowledge. The Course is the second step in the national coaching accreditation framework and provides a good introduction to skill progression and fault detection and correction.

Minimum age 15 years old

Netball Victoria Full Financial Member for current year

Online Course: Foundation Coach Accreditation (current)

Face to Face Workshop: Development Online Course & Rules of Netball Theory Exam

Duration:
Online Course – There is no time limit on completing the course. You can learn in a self-paced environment and can log in and log out as required. But you must complete the course within a year of enrolling or it will expire.

Rules of Netball Theory Exam – Time limit of 60 minutes.

Face to Face Workshop – 4.5 hours.

Cost:
Online Course: $55.00 (plus transaction fee)

Rules of Netball Theory Exam: $10.00 (plus transaction fee)

Face to Face Workshop: $60.00

Resources:
Coaches who attend the Face to Face Workshop will receive a Development Coach Manual & Workbook

To find out where your nearest Face to Face Workshop is visit Netball Victoria’s Coaching Calendar:

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Intermediate Coach Accreditation Course

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of coaches who are coaching at Association Representative, Regional or Zone Academy level. The course is an excellent introduction into the practical component of the Advanced Coaching Course.

Duration:
8 hours Face to Face Course

Cost:
$140.00

Pre-requisites:
Minimum age 16 years old

Netball Victoria Full Financial Member for current year
Development Coach Accreditation (current)

Coaches wishing to participate in the Intermediate Coaching Course, must bring two players to the course with them for the Practical Assessment component only.
These players must be available at the venue from 1.30-4.00pm and be a minimum of 14 years of age. Failure to provide two players for the Practical Assessment will disqualify the coach from being able to undertake the Assessment component of the course and therefore be ineligible to be awarded the accreditation,
Resources:
Participant Workbook

To find out when the next Intermediate Course is – visit Netball Victoria’s Coaching Calendar:

Advanced Coach Accreditation Course

The Advanced Coaching Course is designed for coaches wanting to further develop their coaching skills to a level recommended for Victorian Netball League and Victorian State teams.

2019 Advanced Coaching Course Dates – Coming Soon

Enrolment Instructions – Coming soon

Duration:
Three days, two mentored coaching sessions and one final assessment

Cost:
$350.00

Pre-requisites:
Minimum of 17 years old

Netball Victoria Full Financial Member for current year

Two years coaching at a minimum level of Representative 15/U.

Coaches must have had at least one year/season coaching experience after completion of a Netball Australia Intermediate Coaching Course.

Two coaching session plans assessed as competent by a mentor (Advanced Accreditation or higher)

Resources:
Advanced Coaching Manuals and Participant Workbook

Elite Coach Accreditation Course

The Elite Course is designed for coaches of Victorian Netball League & Victorian State Teams and is conducted annually by Netball Victoria.
 
Enrolment Instructions – Coming soon

Duration:
8 hour Face to Face Course (Elite Strategies Day) with additional theory components via correspondence and one final assessment

Cost:
$150.00

Pre-Requisites:
Minimum of 16 years old

Netball Victoria Full Financial Member for current year

Advanced Coach accreditation (current)

1 year coaching at a minimum level of Victorian State League level (for candidates wishing to complete accreditation (participants may attend Elite strategies day without this pre-requisite)

Resources:
Participant Workbook

High Performance Coach Accreditation Course

The High-Performance Coaching course is conducted by Netball Australia for coaches wanting to reach the pinnacle of coaching. This course has BEEN MODIFIED to reflect the changing requirements of coaching in the High Performance environment.

Refund & Transfer Policies

If notification is provided to Netball Australia (through learning@netball.com.au) prior to a learner completing an online course, Netball Australia will refund the learner the full cost of the course, less the administration/processing fee. If notification is provided to Netball Australia (through learning@netball.com.au) after a learner has paid and subsequently completed an online course, Netball Australia will not provide the learner a refund.

Payment must accompany registration. Netball Victoria will be enforcing Netball Australia National Policy and Assessment Guidelines in relation to refunds of course enrolment fees, as follows:

- Notification of withdrawal in writing up to 30 days prior to commencement of the course – Full refund.
- Notification of withdrawal in writing up to 14 days prior to commencement of the course – 50% refund.
- Notification of withdrawal in writing less than 14 days prior to commencement of the course – No refund.

Please note that transfers will only be approved if requested prior to the course date, and only transfers in to a course in the same calendar year will be processed.