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Coaching Courses and Accreditation


There are various courses available to netball coaches either looking to gain basic accreditation, or coaches looking to further their existing accreditation.


Netball Australia Accredited Courses (please click on the links to go through to the coaching calendar and find a relevant course)

Foundation Coaching Accreditation (formerly Level 1 Bronze)

Development Coaching Accreditation (formerly Level 1 Silver)

Intermediate Coaching Accreditation (formerly Level 1 Gold)

Advanced Coaching Accreditation(formerly Level 2)

Elite Coaching Course (new course)

High Performance Coaching Accreditation (formerly Level 3)


Payments, Refund & Transfer Policy

Payment must accompany registration. Netball WA will be enforcing Netball Australia National Policy and Assessment Guidelines in relation to refunds of course enrolment fees, as follows:

  • Notification of withdrawal in writing up to 30 days prior to commencement of the course – Full refund.
  • Notification of withdrawal in writing up to 14 days prior to commencement of the course – 50% refund.
  • Notification of withdrawal in writing less than 14 days prior to commencement of the course – No refund.

In the event of a participant wishing to transfer to another course, a 30% admin fee will apply. All transfers must be approved by the Coach Development Coordinator and formal enrolment must be completed for the preferred course. Please note that transfers will only be approved if requested prior to the course date, and only transfers in to a course in the same calendar year will be processed.


New Coaching Pathway for Netball

        Netball Australia updated the coaching accreditation framework in 2008.  The new framework aims to assist coaches to successfully move through the Coach Education Framework. 
The major change to the coaching framework is that it is a six tier progression rather than the previous three tier, with each stage being accredited.  The names of the courses have changed to reflect the level of skills required at each stage of the player and coach pathway. Course content has varied to reflect our changing community.  Some of the changes were required due to the need for coaches to be more mindful of inclusive coaching practices, risk management, child protection, member protection and immediate first aid.  Other changes were implemented to bridge the gap between courses.
The Foundation and Development courses are designed for beginner and club coaches.  They are both stand alone one day (8 hours) accredited courses and include Beginning Coaching General Principles combined with the skills of netball.  As accredited courses they involve competency based assessment of practical coaching.  Current Level 1 Coaches will receive the Development accreditation on updating their accreditation status. 
Manuals and DVD resources have been formulated to support the Foundation and Development courses.  They include basic information on the game of netball, warm-up information including lots of warm-up games, coaching points of each skill, drills and activities for each skill and suggestions for changing each activity to suit the players’ ability, modified games and strategies.  These resources will be provided to all course participants.
The introduction of the Intermediate Course (7.75 hours) aims to minimise the gap between the former Level 1 and Level 2 courses.  The Intermediate Course was initially designed by Western Australia.  The small ratio of presenter to participating coaches allows participants to be hands on and provides the opportunity to be mentored through the planning process and receive constructive feedback relating to coaching behaviours and the skill progression of a training program. 
The Advanced Course (formerly Level 2) has been updated and modified to reflect the skills coaches have obtained in the new Intermediate Course.  A manual has been developed to support this course. Current Level 2 coaches will receive the Advanced Accreditation on updating of their accreditation status.
The new Elite Course is designed for coaches of state league and state teams and is modular based with alternative delivery methods to provide professional development for our elite coaches.  The course will comprise of a number of compulsory and optional modules with the practical components delivered in each state and the theory components delivered either on-line or by correspondence.

Finally the High Performance Course equates to the former Level 3, this course has been modified to reflect the changing requirements of coaching in the high performance environment.
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