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Coaching and Officiating Accreditations

Coaching and Officiating Accreditations

Leading courses for coaches and sporting officials

The QIS is a registered National Coaching & Officiating Training Agency (NCAS) with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and offers a leading range of training initiatives to educate and develop coaches and sports officials.

 

Working with National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and other partners, the objective of the Coaching and Officiating units is to not only increase the amount of coaches and officials we have but to also ensure that we have coaches of the highest calibre at all levels of Australian sport.

 

The QIS offers the following Coaching and Officiating Accreditations:

  1. Beginning Coaching General Principles
  2. Introductory Level Officiating
  3. Intermediate coaching General Principles program

All the above courses are accredited by the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) and the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS).

 

Coach Accreditations

 

1. Beginning Coaching General Principles

The Beginning Coaching General Principles replaced the Level 1Orienteering course, and has been developed to help coaches learn the basic skills of coaching. The course sets a minimum standard for all sports involved in the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

 

This course is a joint initiative of Australian Sports Academy and the Australian Sports Commission. The course is currently available to Australian coaches in all sports.

 

About the course

The course contains five modules which cover a range of general coaching topics including; the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices when working with people with disability or special population groups.

 

The course takes approximately six hours to complete and an assessment is included within the course. This course is equivalent to Level 1 (NCAS).

 

Becoming an accredited coach

The course can provide the first step towards accreditation. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the sport specific requirements to achieve National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) accreditation.

 

Course content 

  1. Role of the coach
  2. Planning and reviewing
  3. Risk management
  4. The coach in action
  5. Athlete development

 

Accreditation

On successful completion of the Beginning Coaching General Principles course, candidates are awarded the Australian Sports Commission’s Certificate of Completion.

 

Coaches must complete the sports specific component and their practical coaching component to be eligible for accreditation with the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

 

Enrolling

To enrol in the next course please email info@queenslandsport.org.au for more information

 

2.  Intermediate Coaching General Principles program

The Intermediate Coaching General Principles program is a series of educational modules for coaches who want to improve their skills and knowledge. The Intermediate Coaching General Principles program replaces the former Level 2 Coaching General Principles.

 

This program is aimed at coaches who have moved beyond the beginner level and are typically coaching at club or regional level. The course is delivered face to face and via correspondence.

 

About the course

The Intermediate Coaching General Principles includes a simple introduction to sports science concepts and further information on coaching pedagogy. The 13 modules in the program are:

 

  1. The essence of coaching
  2. Program management
  3. Planning
  4. Sports safety
  5. Coaching processes
  6. Inclusive coaching
  7. Skill acquisition
  8. Introduction to physiology
  9. Basic anatomy and biomechanics
  10. Development and maturation
  11. Nutrition for sport
  12. Sport psychology
  13. Anti-doping in sport

 

Accreditation

On successful completion of the Intermediate Coaching General Principles course, candidates are awarded the Australian Sports Commission’s Certificate of Completion.

 

Coaches must complete the sports specific component and their practical coaching component to be eligible for accreditation with the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

 

Enrolling

To enrol in the next course please email info@queenslandsport.org.au for more information

 

3. Officiating Accreditations

About the course

This course contains three modules which cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management. The course takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included within the course.

 

The Introductory Officiating General Principles course can provide the first step towards accreditation. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the sport-specific requirements to achieve accreditation as an official.

 

How do these modules integrate with my sport’s coaching accreditation system?

The Intermediate Coaching General Principles are included by many sports within their sport-specific accreditation programs. Check with your sport regarding which modules they require coaches to complete as part of a sport-specific accreditation.

 

Many sports will also provide updating points towards re-accreditation for coaches completing modules from the Intermediate Coaching General Principles.

 

Accreditation

It is recommended that all officials become accredited though the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS). The NOAS is an initiative of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). The NOAS is a progressive education program for officials offering courses at various levels, with over 40 sports participating.

 

NOAS officials have met a minimum standard of competence and are recognised by national and state sporting organisations and the ASC. NOAS officials also receive a range of benefits, including discounts on various workshops and publications.

 

Contact your national sporting organisation for information on how to become an accredited official.

 

Enrolling

To enrol in the next course please email info@queenslandsport.org.au for more information