Do I need to be accredited if I am involved in Auskick?

All relevant information, content and resources for Auskick coaches is available at  It’s not a mandatory requirement for NAB AFL Auskick coaches to hold an AFL coaching accreditation or membership of coachAFL, however for Auskick coaches who wish to become members of coachAFL, the most relevant membership and accreditation is Foundation Junior.

Do I need to be accredited if I am an assistant coach or I just help out from time to time?

CoachAFL requires anyone involved on match day should become an accredited member of CoachAFL. By completing one of our online Foundation courses you will have the knowledge and ability to have a greater influence on match day, and you will also be ready to coach in case you need to at any time!

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?

Foundation accreditation is the first level of accreditation and provides accreditation for coaches at a community, school or recreation level. It is recommended that coaches complete the Foundation Coach course relevant to the playing age they coach. E.g. A coach of an Under 10s team should complete the Junior Coaching Course. 

How can I access my accreditation certificate?

You can access your current accreditation certificate through your personalised profile page in the members area on CoachAFL. This can be found at the bottom of your homepage after logging into CoachAFL, or in your 'My Learning' page. Simply 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.

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.

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