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National Rowing Coaching Accreditation Scheme

Rowing Australia (RA) has four coaching levels –  Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Please click here for a list of all accredited rowing coaches as at 6/4/21, along with their identification number and expiry date.

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, Lake Barrington 2021 for Queens RC = 10 points, Gained Red Cross Senior First Aid, Melbourne, January 2021 = 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].

Level 1:
The Level 1 course is delivered online and the cost is $180.  You can register by here.  If you live outside Australia, please register here. 

Level 2:
RA now offers a Level 2 National Rowing Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NRCAS) online course. To register for the online Level 2 please click here.

The Level 2 Coaching Accreditation incorporates 2 components:
1. Completion of online course consisting of 4 Modules.
2. Completion of one-day workshop in your State or Territory.

Upon completion of the online course you will receive a certificate. You will need to send this to your State Rowing Association to reserve a place in their next available one-day workshop. The workshop will cover Rigging and Rowing Technique and includes assessment.  The total cost of the course is $350. 

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.  The cost is $66 for Level 1 and $154 for Level 2.

Rowing Australia also 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.  The cost of the Riggers course is $70.  You can register for Riggers here

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. Please note you must be a currently accredited coach (i.e. not expired) before you can accredit at a higher level.

Accreditation level Prerequisite
  • At least 16 years of age
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]