Coach Accreditation

Becoming an accredited swimming coach is the first step to developing the skills and confidence to assist swimmers to become the best they can be. 

Holding current Swimming Australia coach accreditation is the minimum requirement for coaching competitive squads within swimming clubs or other facilities and to be able to coach on pool deck at swim meets.

The Coach Accreditation Pathway

Australian swimming coaches gain their accreditation through a multi-level competency-based training system that helps the coach develop knowledge and practical skills to improve their coaching ability over their career. The 3-tier coaching accreditation framework comprise the following levels: Development, Advanced and Performance.

 

Coaching Course Progression

Gaining Accreditation as a Swimming Coach

Achieving accreditation as a swimming coach ensures coaches meet the minimum standards required to be able to run or oversee competitive squads or coach at competitive meets.

Gaining accreditation as a swimming coach

  • New accreditation
  • The following document requirements are to be met for a coach to be eligible for coach accreditation at each level:

    Development Accreditation

    • Development Coach certificate
    • Working with Children Check
    • First Aid (HLTAID003)
    • CPR (HLTAID001)
    • Safe Sport
    • ASADA Level 1

    Advanced Accreditation

    • Advanced Coach certificate
    • Working with Children Check
    • First Aid (HLTAID003)
    • CPR (HLTAID001)
    • Safe Sport
    • ASADA Level 1
    • ASADA Level 2
    • ASADA Coaching course
    • Matchfixing

    Performance Accreditation

    • Performance Coach certificate
    • Working with Children Check
    • First Aid (HLTAID003)
    • CPR (HLTAID001)
    • Safe Sport
    • ASADA Level 1
    • ASADA Level 2
    • ASADA Coaching course
    • Matchfixing

    ASCTA membership is also required to be maintained at each level.

  • How to apply for accreditation
  • Accreditation is administered within our membership and events system, Swim Central. Once the document requirements are met, you can request accreditation by following these steps:

    • Login to Swim Central
    • Go to My Accreditations
    • Click on What’s Available
    • Search for 'Swimming Aus’ and select the accreditation you wish to obtain. 
    • Click on the Accreditation Type of your choice in the list to see the document requirements for that accreditation
    • Check to see you meet the document requirements (you will see a green tick next to each validated document)
    • If you are missing any of document requirements for the accreditation, upload your evidence by clicking Upload or by going to My Documents
    • Once all document requirements have been met and validated, you will be eligible to apply for that accreditation. Click Apply
  • Renew your accreditation
  • Reaccreditation must be completed on Swim Central. Download the Application form. If required, instructions are provided in the Help Guide for Reaccreditation.

  • Insurance
  • Being insured as a swimming coach is an important step in ensuring you protect your livelihood and reputation. The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association provide access to Swim Insurance products tailored to your needs.

    Click here to find out more.

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