Coaching and Officiating

Active Canberra offers a number of development opportunities for community coaches and officials, and those wanting to work towards gaining or upgrading accreditation under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme or National Officiating Accreditation Scheme.

Assessor Training Program

Presenter / Facilitator Training Program

Mentor Training Program

Community Workshops

Coaching

Coaching General Principles

Officiating

Officiating General Principles

Training Agencies

Links

Assessor, Mentor, Presenter and Facilitator Training

The quality of education for coaches and officials relies on trained presenters, assessors and mentors to deliver, assess and develop coaches and officials. Active Canberra facilitates the delivery of these Australian Sports Commission's courses in the ACT.

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC), through Active Canberra, provides a range of programs to assist in the training of presenters, assessors and mentors.

Assessor Training Program

The National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) and National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) use competency based training principles to assess coaches and officials.

The ASC encourages national and state sporting organisations to train their assessors. The ASC has developed an Assessor Training Program to assist assessors improve their skills in:

  • Planning the assessment process
  • Assessing competence
  • Developing assessment tools
  • Reviewing and validating assessment

Active Canberra delivers the Assessor Training Program on a regular basis throughout the year. Please refer to the Education and Training Calendar for dates.

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Presenter / Facilitator Training Program

The Presenter/Facilitator Training Program is a one-day workshop that aims to equip presenters and facilitators with the skills to deliver quality and effective coaching and officiating programs. It is aimed at presenters delivering coaching and officiating programs within the NCAS and NOAS.

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • How to conduct a practical session
  • Learning methods that work
  • Preparing to deliver, review and evaluate training
  • Roles and responsibilities of NCAS and NOAS facilitators

Active Canberra delivers the Presenter/Facilitator Training Program on a regular basis throughout the year. Please refer to the Education and Training Calendar for dates.

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Mentor Training Program

The Mentor Training program is a one-day workshop that aims to develop and enhance the skills of mentors working with coaches and officials both in the community and in high performance sporting environments.

It is aimed at people who are mentoring either as part of accreditation requirements for the NCAS or NOAS and/or for the professional development of coaches and officials.

The program covers the interpersonal skills required for mentors and the planning and processes of mentoring. It contains a number of activities to practise mentoring skills. On completion of the workshop, mentors should be able to plan and organise mentoring relationships and assist mentees to develop and improve.

Active Canberra delivers the Mentor Training Program on a regular basis throughout the year. Please refer to the Education and Training Calendar for dates.

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Community Workshops

Active Canberra conducts workshops throughout the year on issues relevant to community level coaches and officials. Workshop topics are based on current issues and industry need.

Previous topics include:

  • Nutrition in sport
  • Recovery
  • Stretching and injury prevention
  • Warm up and training games

Please refer to the Education and Training Calendar for dates.

Coaching

The National Coaching Accreditation Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and is a progressive coach education program offering courses at various levels. The program covers more than 70 sports, and it is recommended all coaches become accredited though the scheme.

Training programs include:

  • Coaching General Principles - generic principles of coaching and athletic performance that apply to all sports
  • Sport-Specific skills, techniques, strategies and approaches to the particular sport

Accredited coaches will have met a minimum standard of competence which is recognised by national and state sporting organisations and the ASC. Contact your national sporting organisation for information on how to become an accredited coach.

Coaching General Principles

As a first step towards accreditation, courses have been developed by the ASC and cover aspects of coaching common to all sports. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the specific requirements needed to achieve NCAS accreditation.

Community Coach General Principles

Aimed at the new or first time coach with no previous coaching experience and specifically those working with children. The course consists of 5 modules which take approximately 6-8 hours to complete and is available online.

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Officiating

The National Officiating Accreditation Scheme is an initiative of the ASC and is a progressive education program for officials offering courses at various levels. The program covers more than 40 sports, and it is recommended all officials become accredited though the scheme.

Officiating General Principles

As a first step towards accreditation, courses have been developed by the ASC and cover the aspects of officiating common to all sports. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the specific requirements needed to achieve NOAS accreditation.

Introductory Officiating General Principles

Aimed at the new or first time official with no previous officiating experience the course consists of 3 modules which take approximately 4-6 hours to complete. The course is available online and officials have 6 months to complete the course after they register.

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Training Agencies

Organisations such as high schools, colleges, TAFE's and universities can apply to deliver selected ASC coaching and officiating general principles programs. The recommended minimum age of course participants is 14 years.

To become an approved agency, organisations need to be registered with their state or territory Department of Sport and Recreation.

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Contact Us

Project Officer - Education and Training
Phone: (02) 6207 2073 (+61 International)
Fax: (02) 6207 2071 (+61 International)

Postal Address: PO Box 147, Civic Square, Canberra, ACT, 2608