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Course Length
Pre-Course: 3 Hours
Face-to-Face: 16 Hours
Post-Course: 5 Hours


Level 1 Community Athletics Coach or Level 1 Run Leader and have completed 30 hours of practical coaching

Successful participants are eligible to attend the Level 2 Advanced Coach, Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach, and IAAF Kids' Athletics courses. 


Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Synopsis PDF


Course Statement

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 and further develops the coaches understanding of how to coach fundamental skills and move toward event specific skills and drills. This level teaches coaches the basic technical models of the Track and Field events held at club and school level competitions. Additional topics include; training principles, components of fitness, and the preparation and evaluation of training sessions suitable for intermediate level athletes. 

Course Accreditation

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach course is certified by Athletics Australia and the Australian Sports Commission's National Coach Accreditation Scheme.  

Expected Competencies

At the completion of the course it is expected that coaches will be able to satisfy the following criteria:

2-ICC-1: Monitor and adapt the training environment to ensure inclusive, enjoyable, challenging, and safe activity for athletes who have established the fundamental skills in running, jumping, and throwing.

2-ICC-2: Evaluate and identify appropriate activities in accordance with the physical, emotional, and social maturation of the athletes in their program. 

2-ICC-3: Vary training activities to maintain a stimulating and engaging training environment. 

2-ICC-4: Provide suitable feedback on performance to groups and individuals during a training session. 

2-ICC-5: Communicate effectively in group and individual situations.

2-ICC-6: Use appropriate methods, drills and activities to instruct appropriate technical models to athletes in all of the following event groups: Sprints, Block Starts, Relays, Sprint Hurdles, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Discus, Shot Put, Javelin, and Race Walking.

2-ICC-7: Plan and evaluate a training session and make appropriate adjustments for subsequent sessions. 

2-ICC-8: Plan and implement a variety of activities that will develop the components of fitness into training sessions. 

Pre-course Work

All participants are required to complete the Australian Sports Commission 'Play by the Rules' modules of 'Child Protection' and 'Discrimination and Harassment.'

Course Resources

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Participant's Manual

Sports CONNECT - Inclusion in Sport

STAR Interactive Resources

IAAF Run! Jump! Throw! Manual

Program Curriculum

- Developing the Skills of Coaching

- Warm Ups and Cool Downs

- Circuit Training 

- Sprints, Starts, Hurdles and Relays 

- Training Principles and Components of Fitness

- Long Jump, Triple Jump, and High Jump

- Middle and Long Distance

- Shot Put, Javelin and Discus

- Race Walking



Registration for this course is available online by visiting the Course Calendar or by emailing Athletics Australia for more information. 


At the successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach accreditation.  

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coaches are expected to be able to lead athletics sessions in clubs and schools. They will act as a mentor to beginning coaches and assist in developing the abilities of intermediate-level athletes. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

There is a recognition of prior learning pathway for coaches who are already able to meet and demonstrate the competencies of a Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach. Click below for more information and registration. 

RPL Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach


Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560