In 2008 Netball Australia updated their coaching accreditation framework. The new framework aims to assist coaches to successfully move through the Coach Education Framework.

Q: What are the changes to the coaching framework?
The major change to the coaching framework is that it is now a six-tier progression, compared to the previous three-tier, with each stage being accredited. The names of each of the courses have also changed to reflect the level of skills required at each stage of the player and coach pathway.

Coaching Pathway
Course content has changed to reflect coaches responsibility to be more mindful of inclusive coaching practices, risk management, child protection, member protection and immediate first aid. Other changes were made to bridge the skill and knowledge gap between courses.

 

Q: What happens when I complete the course?
Completion of all levels of the accreditation framework will result in the respective accreditation recognised by Netball Australia with the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) as administered by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).Q: Should I complete the Foundation or Development course?
Foundation and Development Courses are designed to enhance the knowledge of coaches who are coaching at Club and Association level. These courses provide training to the large number of coaches who are actively involved in netball. Current Level 1 coaches receive the Development accreditation.
For more information on the Foundation and Development Courses please follow the links below.
Foundation Coaching Course
Development Coaching Course
Q: What is the Intermediate Coaching Course?
The introduction of the Intermediate Coaching Course recognises the huge step and aims to minimise the gap between the former Level 1 and Level 2 courses. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of coaches who are coaching at Representative, Talent Identification and State League Level. A small ratio of presenter to participant coaches allows for individual mentoring through the planning process and provides constructive feedback relating to coaching behaviours and the skill progression of a training program.
Please click here for more information on the Intermediate Coaching Course.
Q: What is the Advanced Coaching Course?
The Advanced (Level 2) coaching course has been updated and modified to reflect the skills coaches have obtained in the new Intermediate Course. Current Level 2 coaches receive the Advanced accreditation. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of coaches who are coaching at Representative, Talent Identification and State League level. A small ratio of presenter to participant coaches allows for individual mentoring and provides constructive feedback throughout the course.
For more information on the Advanced Course please follow the links below:
Advanced Coaching Course

Q: What is the Elite and High Performance Coaching Courses?

The Elite Course recognises the huge step and aims to minimise the gap between the former Level 2 and Level 3 courses. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of coaches who are coaching State League and State Teams. The course is modular based with alternative delivery methods to provide professional development for elite coaches.  The course will comprise of a number of compulsory and optional modules with the practical components delivered in each state and the theory components delivered either on-line or by correspondence. The Elite Coaching Course is run through Netball Australia.The High Performance Course equates to the former Level 3 course, current Level 3 coaches will receive High Performance accreditation. This course has been modified to reflect the changing requirements of coaching in the high performance environment. The High Performance Course is run through Netball Australia.
Overview of the accreditation system

Q: Are there courses in a region near me? To find out when the next coaching courses are running please see the online Calendar. All coaches should abide by the Coaches Codes of Conduct.