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Coaching Principles Course

This course is a module of the DSA Coach Accreditation Program and must be completed when a candidate undertakes their first Coaching Accreditation (Assistant DanceSport Instructor and DanceSport Instructor). It is only necessary to complete this course once.

The Australian Sports Commission, via SPORTAUS and the AIS, has developed an online course for beginner coaches.

The "Community Coaching General Principles" (CCGP) on-line course has been developed to help coaches establish and / or improve their basic coaching skills, particularly those coaches working with children.

A major benefit of the online course is that coaches can complete it in their own time from the comfort of their own home. Thanks to a subsidy from the Australian Sports Commission, the online course is available free of charge to Australian Coaches (coaches must have an Australian postal address).

Course Details

The course contains four 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. It takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included at the end of each module.

At the completion of the course the Candidate will receive a certificate which should be forwarded to the relevant State Accreditation Officer as evidence of the successful completion of this module.

How to access the course

The Community Coaching General Principles course is available from the Australian Sports Commissions online learning portal:

The course is free of charge to Australian coaches.