Will my accreditation be nationally recognised?

Yes! CoachAFL accreditation is the National Accreditation standard and has been developed in conjunction with all state and territory affiliates.

Does my Foundation Coach accreditation allow me to coach any age group?

Your accreditation is based upon the age group you coach. If you end up coaching a different age group your accreditation will not be valid and you will be required to complete the relevant online Foundation Course for the playing group once you have become a member.

How can I access my accreditation certificate?

You can access your current accreditation certificate through your personalised profile page in the members area on the coachAFL. This can be found under the heading My Learning and by clicking on the link Record of Learning. From there, find and click on the relevant coaching accreditation and click on the Feedback and Certificate link to access a PDF of your accreditation. This pdf is downloadable to mobile and can be printed off at your convenience. If you are unsure, you can always ‘Get In Touch’ with our Coaching Support Team.

How long does it take to complete the online Foundation course?

Once you have created your coaching profile and completed the Coaches’ Code of Conduct it will take approximately one hour to complete the online Foundation Course.

When do I need to be accredited by?

Being an accredited coach is mandatory if you are currently coaching, therefore it is recommended that you are accredited by the start of your team’s season.

Are the accreditation courses mobile friendly?

Yes! Our courses have been built to be mobile and tablet friendly.

What courses are available for me in order to become an accredited coach?

coachAFL offers three Foundation Level courses: Junior, Youth & Senior. These courses have been developed in consultation with industry professionals and are tailored towards the playing group of the players you coach. Upon completing your coaching profile, you will be provided the course that is most relevant to the age of your playing group.

Will coachAFL make it easier to become a Level 2 or Level 3 (High Performance) coach?

The development of coaches beyond Foundation (Level 1) is a key focus of the new national coaching strategy. The content and delivery of Level 2 & 3 courses will be remodelled to make progression along the coaching pathway more accessible. Changes to the accreditation pathway will be implemented through 2018 in readiness for the 2019 football season.

I am already accredited. What do I need to do to become reaccredited?

The development of coaches beyond Foundation (Level 1) is a key focus of the new national coaching strategy. The content and delivery of Level 2 & 3 courses will be remodelled to make progression along the coaching pathway more accessible. Changes to the accreditation pathway will be implemented through 2018 in readiness for the 2019 football season.

Do I need to attend a face-to-face workshop in order to become a coach?

We want to make it as accessible as possible for you to become a coach and from 2018 you will NOT be required to attend a face-to-face workshop to become an accredited member of coachAFL. Although it is not mandatory, we recommend you attend a face-to-face workshop to develop your coaching knowledge. For more information about this, contact our Coaching Support Team!

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