How do I become a Coach?

1. Find your local association/club and discuss your options.

2. Working with Children Check: Your requirements will vary by State/Territory, your local association will be able to advise you on your requirements and obligations.

 3. Complete a online coach course here.

What are the minimum coaching requirements?

Depending on your State/Territory and the level you are coaching, the requirement may vary.

Can I purchase additional coaching resources?

There are currently no additional resources to purchase from Basketball Australia – we’re 100% focused on improving the level of free content on this resource!

What are the level of coach accreditation in Australia?

The current accreditation structure for basketball coaches in Australia is as follows:

Aussie Hoops Coach – recommended for all coaches before commencing involvement with program and or Sporting Schools

Community Coach – recommended for all coaches before commencing interaction with players

Club Coach – recommended for club level coaches and novice representative coaches.

Association Coach – recommended for established representative coaches and NITP coaches .

Performance Coach – recommended for coaches in Basketball Australia’s national team programs.

Master Coach – honorary accreditation by Basketball Australia.

How do I enroll for a coaching course?

Visit Coaches page and select Accreditation or Development courses based on interest.

Association Coach course enrollment is managed at a State Level so contact your relevant Coach Development manager for further details.

Performance Coach course enrollment will be by invitation. For further information contact your relevant Coach Development Manager.

How much does coaching courses cost?

Each State/Territory sets their own price point due to the fluctuating cost of venue hire across the country.

How do I renew my accreditation?

Basketball Australia is currently reviewing the structure of its coach accreditation system with a view to re-establish national accreditation protocols once the majority of courses are housed on our EtrainU learning platform.

All current processes for accreditation and renewal in your State/Territory remain valid until such changes are announced.

Can I get Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL for certain modules may be granted when the applicant can clearly identify prior learning for those modules, such as tertiary education.

There will be no RPL granted for the Aussie Hoops or the Community Coach courses as they are free to complete and online so can be done at a participants convinience.

NB: Playing experience does not entitle someone to an automatic coaching accreditation with Basketball Australia.

Am I covered with insurance whilst coaching?

Generally speaking, all coaches registered with their affiliated association are covered under their State/Territory Association’s Insurance Program, handled by V-Insurance Group, whilst delivering organised activities for their association.

Who do I contact if I have issue or require support?

In the first instance, coaches should contact their club or association coaching director or manager for any support or queries. Association coaching directors or managers may contact the State/Territory association for support.