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National Rowing Coaching Accreditation Scheme

Rowing Australia has four coaching levels –  Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Please click here for a list of all accredited rowing coaches as at 24/1/20, along with their identification number and expiry date.

The Level 1 course is delivered online and the cost is $180.  To register, please go to:  If you are registering from outside Australia please use this link: 

Any unaccredited coach wishing to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will need to follow the steps specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure document.

Rowing Australia also now offers an online Riggers coaching accreditation course.  This is an introduction to coaching indoor rowing using rowing ergometers. It is for anyone who wishes to deliver Rowing Australia’s Sporting Schools program called Riggers, including coaches, teachers and students over the age of 16 years.  Please go here to register:

Coaching accreditation lasts for four years, after which coaches need to reaccredit.  You will need to list how you have earned the required number of points in both categories, as well as Practical and Personal Development over the last four years.  For example: Coached MU19 4x at Nationals, Sydney 2019 for Queens RC = 10 points, Gained Red Cross Senior First Aid, Brisbane, November 2018 = 10 points. Both of the below forms need to be completed and returned to Ron Batt: [email protected].

Accredited coaches can update their contact details by emailing [email protected].

The prerequisites for each level coaching level are below.  These have been set to ensure that the most appropriate and informative rowing specific program is delivered.

Accreditation level Prerequisite
Level 1
Level 2
  • Level 1 completed
  • 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 1 coach
Level 3
  • Level 2 completed
  • 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 2 Coach
Level 4
  • Level 3 completed
  • 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 3 Coach
NB: It is recommended that all coaches undertake a first aid certificate

Ron Batt
Participation and Education Manager
Rowing Australia
0410 583 474
[email protected]