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Coaches Courses

Online Coaching Course

Update your coaching skills live online            

The Australian Sports Commission has developed the Beginning Coaching General Principles online course for coaches to assist new coaches improve their basic coaching skills, in particular, those coaches working with children.

About the course

The course contains five modules, covering a range of general coaching topics, including the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices when working with people with a disability or special population groups.

How to access the course

The Beginning Coaching General Principles course is available from the Australian Sports Commission’s new online learning portal. Coaches can complete the course in their own time, from the comfort of their own home. It is initially being made available free of charge to Australian coaches by the Australian Sports Commission. The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete with assessment included at the end of each module.

How does this affect your Netball Coaching Accreditation

For those coaches who wish to become accredited, the Beginning Coaching General Principles course provides the general principles component of the current Level 1 course (and the new Foundation Coaching Course, plus one module of the Development Coaching Course). The next step is to complete a sports specific coaching course in order to achieve accreditation as a netball coach.

For more information on the course and to enrol, please visit

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