Coaching

 Coaching 

Surf Coaching
SUP Coaching

Get involved and get qualified by becoming a Surfing Australia accredited surf and/or SUP coach. 

The following courses are the only courses available in Australia that are recognised by the Australian Government (through the Australian Sports Commission) under their National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.  All of our courses are also recognised by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and are the required qualifications in every surf school in Australia affiliated to Surfing Australia - the National Governing Body for the sport of surfing.

 

LEVEL ONE - SURF INSTRUCTOR

The Surfing Australia Level One Instructor Course is the minimum qualification required to be a surfing instructor in Australia. To obtain this award an individual must adhere to the following accreditation requirements:

1. Attendance at a two day Surfing Australia Level One Instructing Course
2. 20 hours practical instructing (beginner level) guided by supervisor coach
3. Instructing competency checklist, completed then signed off by designated supervisor coach
4. Understand and sign our ‘Coach’s Code of Ethics’ agreement
5. Surfing Australia membership (prior to sitting the course)
6. Working With Children Check (prior to sitting the course)
7. Hold any one of the following awards (prior to sitting the course):
 Bronze proficiency: Surf Lifesaving Association (SLSA)
 Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community award
 Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS)
 OSSCA Award Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA)

State Branches conduct regular Level 1 Surf Instructor Accreditations throughout the year. For details on these courses contact the relevant State Branch or check out courses being conducted around Australia on the left hand side of this page.

LEVEL TWO - SURF COACH

To obtain the Level 2 Surf Coaching Accreditation, you need to hold the Level 1 Surf Instructor Accreditation as a pre-requisite. Courses are conducted by the National Branch several times a year. Course dates will be listed on this page and application forms can be found under the "Documents" tab.

Becoming a Level 2 Coach takes the coach from learn-to-surf through a greater understanding of competitive surfing. By gaining your Level 2 accreditation it also opens up greater opporunities to become involved in coaching at a State and High Performance level. To obtain this award an individual must adhere to the following accreditation requirements:

1. Attendance at two day Surfing Australia Level Two Coaching Course
2. 40 hours of face to face coaching practice at Novice or developing surfer level
3. Maintain practical coaching diary
4. Completion of online exam
5. Surfing Australia membership
6. Working With Children Check (prior to sitting the course)
7. Hold any one of the following awards (prior to sitting the course):
Bronze proficiency: Surf Lifesaving Association (SLSA)
Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community award
Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS)
OSSCA Award Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA)

For more information regarding Level 2 courses please contact Surfing Australia.

 
FLAT WATER - STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD (SUP) COACHING COURSE

The Surfing Australia FLAT WATER SUP course is the minimum qualification required to be a SUP instructor in Australia. To obtain this qualification an individual must adhere to the following accreditation requirements:

1. Attendance at a two day Surfing Australia FLAT WATER SUP Course

2. 20 hours practical instructing (beginner level) guided by supervisor coach (completed after attending the course) 

3. Pass a basic SUP skills test 

4. Surfing Australia membership (prior to sitting the course)

5. Working With Children Check

6. Hold any one of the following awards:

Bronze proficiency: Surf Lifesaving Association (SLSA)

 Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community award

 Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS)

 OSSCA Award Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA)

7. Hold a current applied first aid certificate 

State Branches conduct regular SUP Instructor Accreditations throughout the year. For details on these courses contact the relevant State Branch or check out courses being conducted around Australia on the left hand side of this page.


SUP  - SURF and/or OPEN WATER MODULES 

The SUP SURF and OPEN WATER MODULES up-skill accredited Flat Water coaches by demonstrating the competencies required to effectively teach the beginner skills in SURF or OPEN OCEAN environments. The modules must be completed to coach in these specific environments.

To obtain either of these qualifications an individual must adhere to the following accreditation requirements:

1. Attend a SUP SURF or OPEN WATER Course

2. Complete your practical coaching hours, this includes session records signed off by a supervisor coach covering:

3. 10hrs of practical coaching experience by an approved SA SURF/SURF school

4. Hold a current Surfing Australia SUP Flat Water Coaching Accreditation (or Surfing Australia approved equivalent)

5. Complete SUP Specialist Module Workbook and return to State Branch

6. Pass the basic SUP skills test- Module Specific 

On completion of these requirements your Surfing Australia SUP SURF or OPEN WATER Coaching accreditation will be endorsed and a new coaching card will be issued.

State Branches conduct regular SUP Module courses throughout the year. For details on these courses contact the relevant State Branch or check out courses being conducted around Australia on the left hand side of this page.

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