Netball SA offers various nationally accredited coaching courses available to netball coaches either looking to gain basic accreditation or coaches looking to further their existing accreditation.
Please note: participants of any Netball SA Coaching Course must be a current registered member of Netball SA either as a registered player or through the Netball SA Coaches and Umpires Association. To become a member click here
Accreditations must be updated every four years which can be completed online. Please follow the link below:
The Netball Australia Coach Accreditation Framework provides information on the accreditation structure and competency statements, policies, procedures and general information at it relates to coach accreditation.
Intermediate course participants can also complete the Intermediate General Principles Theory Course with the Office of Recreation & Sport to support their accreditation and this course is highly recommended.
Online Foundation Coach Accreditation Course
Accredited Course Information
To access the online Foundation Coach Accreditation course click here
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About the course
The online Foundation Coach Accreditation Course is targeted primarily at beginner coaches, teachers, parents and NetSetGO coaches and outlines introductory coaching information and basic netball techniques. The Course is the first step in the national coaching accreditation framework and is an important step along the knowledge pathway for a coach. The course contains the following four modules:
- The role of the coach
- Teaching netball skills
- The coach in action
Use the following Enrolment Instructions to help you access the Course: Online Foundation Coach Accreditation Enrolment Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions for Clubs and Associations: Online Foundation Coach Accreditation Association Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions for Participants: Online Foundation Coach Accreditation Participant Fact Sheet
Foundation Coach Accreditation Competency Statements and Assessment Tasks: Foundation Coach Accreditation Competency statements and assessment tasks
What are the benefits of moving to an online course?
- The ability for participants to learn in a self-paced environment at a time and place that individually suits them.
- Access all year round, any time of the day or night.
- Significant reduction in volunteer’s time administering face-to-face courses, freeing up valuable time to mentor developing coaches.
What will participants receive at the end of the course?
Upon successful completion of all modules, participants will receive their Foundation Coach Accreditation and certificate of completion.
How much does the course cost?
The online Foundation Coach Accreditation course will cost participants $65.00 (inclusive of GST) to enrol in, regardless of their location around Australia. All payments will be managed online through a secure gateway.
Will participants be able to purchase the manual?
Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to purchase the Netball Australia Foundation Coaches Manual for an additional $25.00.
Will there be a time limit on completing the course?
No. There is no time limit on completing the course. You are able to learn in a self-paced environment and can log in and log out as required. But you must complete the course within a year of enrolling or it will expire.
Will participants be able to access the course materials after they have completed the course?
Yes. Upon successful completion of all modules, participants will be able to log back into the system and access the materials at any stage.
What happened if I have further questions?
Your first point of call should always be your State/Territory Netball Association. If they are unable to assist, they will make contact with Netball Australia for additional support.
Netball Australia has launched an innovative approach to its national Coach Accreditation Framework, with the introduction of a blended learning environment for the Development Coach Accreditation.
The new online and face-to-face Development Accreditation, the second of six tiers in the accreditation pathway, is targeted primarily at club, association and regional coaches and teachers who have completed the Foundation Coach Accreditation. The revised approach will see coaches complete an online component as well as the online Rules of Netball Theory Exam, before enroling in a four-hour face to face workshop to implement the skills learnt online.
The initial online component can be completed in a self-paced environment at a time and place that suits the learner. The quality of the online content, developed by Canopi Learning Solutions, is world-class and includes videos of players and expert coaches demonstrating Development level skills, skill progressions, court strategies and how to teach them. Netball Australia have also embedded the Netball Australia KNEE Program in the new course and introduced ‘Game Day Coaching’, which ultimately develops a more holistic coach.
Debra Armstrong, High-Performance Coach and Technical Adviser, assisted Netball Australia in reviewing the online content and developing the new 4-hour face to face workshop.
The course is available to all coaches who have already completed the Foundation Coaching Course and can be organised through your state member organisation.
How much will the course cost?
The online Development Coach Accreditation course will cost participants $55.00 (inclusive of GST) to enroll in through MyNetball.
The online rules of netball exam details can be found here: https://netball.com.au/get-involved/e-learning-centre/
The face-to-face Development Coach Accreditation workshop fee and financial membership will be determined and managed by each State Member Organisation. All payments will be managed online through a secure gateway.
Netball SA fee for the 4 hour Face to Face component of the course is $65.00. Enrollments for the face to face course cannot be made until successful completion of pre-requisites (Foundation Coaching course, Online component of development course, Rules of Netball exam).
Refund of Fees Fees paid by participants may be refunded in the following circumstances and timeframes:
Notification of withdrawal in writing up to 30 days prior to commencement of the course
Notification of withdrawal in writing up to 14 days prior to commencement of the course
Notification of withdrawal in writing less than 14 days prior to commencement of the course