It was funded by a participation grant from the Australian Sports Commission. This online course is accessible to anyone in Australia (except New South Wales who will have access from 1 July*) and has plenty of exciting new content including useful information and tips from current Senior coaches, video tutorials and imagery. After 1 July 2016, this online course will be the only National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) Level 1 Accreditation rowing coach course delivered in Australia (this course was previously known as Learn to Row Coach)**.
The course takes up to four hours to complete but does not have to be completed in one sitting and costs $180 to undertake. The pre-requisites are you must be a minimum of 16-years-old and have completed a free ASC Online Community Coaching General Principles course which can be found here. Once accredited as part of NCAS, coaches are required to renew their accreditation every four years.
Rowing Australia’s National Community Development and Education Officer, Ron Batt said: “This exciting new initiative would not have been possible without the funding and support of the Australian Sports Commission. Rowing Australia is also extremely grateful to the staff at the University of Queensland and its School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, the coach review group of Ivan Adlam, Barbara Fenner, Rod Silcox and Vicky Spencer whose expertise helped to create this innovative online coaching course.
“Now any coach can gain their Level 1 accreditation at a time that suits them, and they will all be receiving consistent content which they will be able to review at a later date. This is just the first step in RA offering new coach education resources to the rowing community and we look forward to be able to offer more in the coming months and years.”
To find out more about the Online Course CLICK HERE.
* New South Wales coaches may join the scheme after 1 July 2016, until then Rowing New South Wales will run the old course.
** While a participant will receive an NCAS Level 1 Coach Accreditation, a coach may be required to complete a Working with Vulnerable Persons check subject to where they choose to work as a coach.