Level 1 Community Athletics Coach
Level 1 coaches work in developing athletes' fundamental movement skills. They have demonstrated an ability to design and deliver effective sessions for Primary-aged athletes.
Level 2 Recreational Running Coach
A coach holding this level of accreditation has demonstrated an ability to design and lead individual training sessions and long-term programs for recreational runners preparing for events from 3km up to marathons. They have demonstrated an ability to lead groups from absolute beginners to advanced recreational runners.
Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach
Club Coaches have demonstrated a solid understanding of the technical model of each event of Track and Field, except Hammer Throw, Pole Vault and Steeple Chase. Level 2 Intermediate Club Coaches have demonstrated an ability to design and deliver an effective training session for improving the athlete's physical conditioning and event-specific skills. They have demonstrated an ability to work with athletes up to 16 years of age and prepare them for a club or school-level competition.
Level 2 Advanced Coach
Level 2 Advanced Coaches have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the technical model of their chosen event group. They are able to plan, design and implement long-term training programs that prepare athletes for a state or national-level competition. Level 2 Advanced Coaches work across all age groups from Juniors to Masters.
Level 3 IAAF Coach
The Level 3 Coach has demonstrated an advanced understanding of the science of coaching and a practical ability to coach athletes entering into the High Performance pathway. Coaches who hold this level of accreditation will be able to design effective long term programs to prepare an elite athlete for a competition.
Level 4 Senior IAAF Coach
The Level 4 Senior IAAF Coach is the highest current level of accreditation currently offered in Australia. Coaches who hold this level of accreditation have demonstrated an ability to effectively prepare and manage elite athletes for performance at the very highest level of the sport.