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Becoming an Accredited Athletics Coach is your first step to developing the skills and confidence required to assist your athletes to be their best. All of our courses are engaging, educational, and entertaining and are designed to give you a practical understanding of coaching Athletics at all levels of the sport. 


How Do I Become Accredited?

The first step for a coach looking to become accredited with Athletics Australia is to attend a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach or Level 1 Recreational Run Leader course. These one day courses introduce the fundamental skills of coaching and there are no pre-requisites to attend. 

At the completion of either course all successful participants will receive coaching accreditation with Athletics Australia. 

For more information about the Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course click here.

For more information about the Level 1 Recreational Run Leader course click here.

How do I find a course and where can I register?

All upcoming courses and links for registration are published on the National Coach Education Course Calendar. If there are no courses currently planned for your area please contact Athletics Australia indicating your preferred course and location. 

What if I am already able to meet the expected competencies of a Level 1 coach? 

There is a formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) process for coaches who believe they are already able to meet the expected competencies of an accredited coach. 

For more information or to apply:

RPL Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Registration

RPL Level 1 Run Leader Registration


What are the benefits of being accredited?

For a full list of the benefits of accreditation please visit our Membership page

What is the next step after completing Level 1?

Upon completion of Level 1 coaches are able to enroll in Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach or Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach courses. There are also additional professional development sessions, Kids' Athletics and Youth Athletics Upskillings and other informal education opportunities available. Visit the Coach Education Framework page for more information.

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

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