Australian swimming coach’s gain their accreditation through a multi-level competency based training system that recognises acquired knowledge, practical experience and coaching performance (in the case of ‘advanced’ qualifications).
Swimming Australia, as the National body responsible for swimming, belongs to the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) of the Australian Sports Commission. The NCAS sets general guidelines for the development of course structures and pathways for recognition of coaching qualifications.
To see an overview of the whole Aquatic Industry Accreditation system please click here
What qualifications do I need?
Australia has a 4 tier swimming coaching system. Full details of the qualifications you need for each of the coaching levels is available on the ASCTA website but below is a summary.
Upcoming Bronze Courses
The State Swimming Associations and ASCTA schedule courses regularly. If there isn't a date below for your state please contact the applicable representative below. To enrol for the Bronze Coaching course click here.