Here you will find information a step by step guide to the coaching accreditation processes for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.
Foundation Coach (Level 1)
A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball Foundation Coach when they successfully complete the following requirements
- Pre-requisites: Nil
- Theoretical component: Complete the online Volleyball Foundation Coach course
- Be a registered member of your state Volleyball Association
- Complete a Working with Children’s Check or equlivant
Development Coach (Level 2)
A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball Development Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.
- Candidates must be a current Foundation Coach
- Completed the Community Coach General Principles course Click here
- Theoretical component: a one day (7hrs) course and completion of prescribed assessment activities.
- Practical component requires a candidate completing either:
- Assessed and competent in 2 Training session and 2 games coaching (Assessment forms). OR
- A total of 20 hours coaching practice post-course. Of these 20 hours, 6 hours must be supervised by a recognised mentor who will provide feedback to the candidate on their performance Development Coach Practical Component Log Sheet
Advanced Coach (Level 3)
A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball Advanced Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.
- Candidates must be a current Development Coach
- Completed or currently completing the Intermediate Coaching General Principles Click here
- Theoretical component: a four-day (28 hrs) course and completing prescribed in-course assessment activities.
- The practical component requires a candidate to complete either:
- Assessed and competent in 3 Training session and 3 games coaching (Advanced Coach Practical Assessment Forms). OR
- A total of 40 hours coaching practice post-course. Of these 40 hours, 12 hours must be supervised by a recognised mentor who will provide feedback to the candidate on their performance (Advanced Coach Practical Component Log Sheet).
High Performance Coach (Level 4)
A coach is accredited on the NCAS database as a Volleyball High Performance Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.
- Advanced Coaching qualification
- Relevant Tertiary qualification
- Be currently coaching and have coached (as a Head Coach) for a minimum of three out of the last five years at one of the following levels:
- State institute or academy program
- VA Junior Development Program
- Assistant Coach within a VA senior team program
- Theoretical component: A yearlong mentoring program with prescribed in-course assessment activities.
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
All coaches must satisfy the competencies of each particular level of accreditation. However, some practising coaches may be able to satisfy some or all competencies required for a particular NCAS accreditation as a coach without having to attend a formal course or complete the prescribed officiating practice post-course. Individuals who wish to apply for RPL are welcome to do so. Please complete the relevant application form and submit it to Volleyball Australia, along with relevant evidence and a payment of $50 to cover RPL assessment. There are three outcomes of an application: no RPL, partial RPL or full RPL.
RPL Application – Advanced Coach Volleyball/ Beach Volleyball
Volleyball Australia provides previous and current Volleyroo’s team and squad players or players with significant AVL or international experience with the opportunity to ‘fast track’ components of the National Coach Accreditation scheme by recognising their knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of Volleyball.
Foundation Coach Accreditation – Volleyball Australia will provide RPL for Volleyroo’s squad players or players who can demonstrate significant AVL or international (e.g. club/ college) experience.
Development Coach Accreditation - Volleyball Australia will provide RPL for Volleyroo’s squad players or players who can demonstrate significant (50+) AVL or international (e.g. club/ college) experience, have complete the Community Coach General Principles course, can provide a clear written understanding of VA coaching methodology and are competent against the practical assessment requirements.
Advanced Coach Accreditation – Volleyball Australia may provide RPL for Volleyroo’s squad players with significant national team representation (100+) for modules relating to an athlete’s specific area of play (i.e. A Setter may gain RPL for setting, serving, defence, blocking and offensive systems but will need to complete service reception, spiking and all Beach Volleyball components).
Enquires for Fast Tracking should be directed to Volleyball Australia
Coach's Code of Ethics
VA endorses the Australian Sports Commission's Code of Ethics for Coaches. All coaches wishing to be accredited must have read this code, agree to abide by this code and conduct themselves in accordance with this code when coaching volleyball and then complete and submit the Contract of Acceptance as a formal agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics. Coaches who are deemed to break this Code can have their accreditation withdrawn.
All coach accreditations are valid for four years, at which time coaches must demonstrate they have been actively coaching over the four years of their accreditation to have their accreditation renewed. More details can be found here.