Become a coach

Become a coach

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.
 

Coaching Pathway


 

 

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 and a Platinum Award at the peak. 

Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming has the competence to teach junior Swimmers (i.e. Swimmers 12-years and younger) who are in the early stages of the competitive swimming development (advanced learn to swim, mini squads, junior squads and recreational swimming squads) and/or assist a suitably qualified and licenced Coach in the delivery of competitive swimming programs for age group (i.e. 13-18 years) and open Swimmers (training squads).

Bronze Licence Coach will focus on promoting participation in competitive swimming, developing a broader range of skills and techniques for Club swimmers, encouraging swimmers to compete at district level and above all, encourage participation, swimming for fun, play and skills and a safe swimming environment.

Silver Licence Coach will focus on benchmarking, education and continuous improvement, promoting participation in competitive swimming at Country, State and above-level competitions, striving for performance and enjoyment to compete, development of the Club information, education and resources and business development of membership and participation.

Gold Licence Coach will focus on promoting participation in competitive swimming at Age and Open National level competitions, striving for performance, development of the Club, information, education and resources, development of swimmers for high performance achievements and National Team selection, benchmarking, education and continuous improvement.

Platinum Coach is a Gold Licence coach who has the competence to undertake coaching duties as a member of a senior Australian team at a major international swim met.

Upcoming Bronze Courses are available here

The Silver course is currently under review and will be relaunched in early 2019
The Gold course is currently under review and will be relaunced in early 2019

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