Surfing New South Wales

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Surf Coaching Courses

Surfing NSW presents multiple Level 1 Surf Coaching  Accreditation Courses each year. The 2-day course is a part of the Australian Sports Commission's National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) and both cover the necessary theory components of the NCAS and the sports specific practical requirements of Surfing Australia. The courses are also recognised by the International Surfing Association (ISA)
NCAS approved courses are recognized nationally and is the standard qualification requirement for employment in any one of Surfing Australia's Licenced Surf Schools. There are currently in excess of 70 Licenced surf schools around the country.

 

LEVEL 1 SURF COACHING ACCREDITATION 

Allows you to coach in a Surfing Austalian Licenced Surf School

To gain accreditation you must:

  • Attend the two day course
  • Be a competent surfer
  • Have a current Surfing Australia membership
  • Complete the coaches workbook - which includes being signed off for 20 hours training by a Surfing Australia Coach at a Surfing Australia Surf School
  • Hold & supply copies of current certificates for: 
  • - Working With Children check
  • - Applied First Aid
  • - Ocean Safety Certificate - (either - Bronze proficiency - SLSA, Surf Rescue certificate - SLSA, Ocean Rescue Award - RLS, OSSCA - Apola)
  • Have good English Skills
  • Be over 16 years of age

  • Cost: $480.00 - this covers the cost of the 2 day course and once all documentation is submitted and approved - accreditation as a Surfing Australia Level 1 Surf Coach for 2 years.       

 

Coaching Re-Accreditation

Level One Surf Coaching Accreditation is valid for two years from date of initial accreditation. Surfing Australia will send you a reminder when your accreditation is due to expire. Your coaching accreditation will expire after 2 years.

You MUST re-accredit with your state branch for your coaching accreditation to be valid. To gain re-accreditation, you must re-submit copies of the above documentation to Surfing NSW, send in a completed reaccreditation form and provide payment of $150.00 to your state branch. (this payment covers you for 2 years of membership and coaching accreditation).

 

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

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 

7. Updated certificates for - Applied First Aid & Ocean Safety Awards


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 gain accreditation you must:

  • Attend the two day SUP Flat Water Surf Coach Course
  • Be a competent SUP Paddler
  • Have a current Surfing Australia membership
  • Complete the coaches workbook - which includes being signed off for 20 hours training by a Surfing Australia Coach at a Surfing Australia Surf School
  • Hold & supply copies of current certificates for: 
  • - Working With Children check
  • - Applied First Aid
  • - Ocean Safety Certificate - (either - Bronze proficiency - SLSA, Surf Rescue certificate - SLSA, Ocean Rescue Award - RLS, OSSCA - Apola)
  • Have good English Skills
  • Be over 16 years of age

SUP Modules   -   Surf / Open Water

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.

 

Course Registration

To register for a course, simply select the course that suits you from the menu on the left and register online. Course numbers are strictly limited.

For further information about Level 1 and 2 Surf Coaching and SUP Courses, please contact the Surfing NSW office on (02) 9349 7055.  If there are no courses available. Please email info@surfingnsw.com.au with your contact, preferred course location and type.

 

International Judging and Officiating Course

Surfing NSW regularly hosts International Judging and Officiating Courses in conjunction with Surfing Australia at a variety of venues.

Surfing Australia Judging development courses are recognised as the only endorsed Judging Accreditation course by the Australian Sports Commission and the International Surfing Association.

The International Judging and Officiating Course is the first step in becoming a professional surfing Judge and Official and Surfing NSW and Surfing Australia are committed to providing a clear development pathway for our aspiring and, dedicated experienced officials.

Each Course participant pack consists of Surfing Australia Education Program bag, Colour Judging Manual, Work book, rule book, Level 1 Club judge ID card, Surfing Australia stickers and Surfing Australia magazine.

Upon completion of the International Judging Officiating course each participant will be accredited as a Level 1 Club Judge.

As a pre-requisite for the higher accreditation levels the course participant must provide 20 hours of judging experience under a qualified Surfing Australia Head Judge. On completion of these hours and finalising the necessary paper work/diary sheets course participants will be accredited with a level 2 State Judge qualification. Level 2 Judges can apply for the Level 3 International Judging qualification at any time with documentation of 100 hours of judging experience under a qualified Surfing Australia Head Judge.

To maintain your judging qualification you must be registered each year (January) the cost of registration renewal is: $25 for a Level 1 Club Judge- $35 for a Level 2 State Judge - $45 for a Level 3 International Judge.

Upon renewing your Judging registration each January the judge will receive their new judges pack which includes: Current rule book, updated peronalised and numbered judging ID card, Surfing Australia stickers and Surfing Australia Magazine.

Aside from the scheduled courses which are shown on the Upcoming Courses menu to the left, Surfing NSW can also run courses for clubs, schools or community groups wishing to register a group (min 12 people required) of candidates. A minimum of 2 months notice is required for scheduling. 


For more infiormation, or to enquire about a group booking, please contact the Surfing NSW office on 02 9349 7055 or email Sue Duffus sue@surfingnsw.com.au  

To Register for a course, simply select the course that suits you on the Upcoming Courses menu and register online.

Surfing NSW encourages all all coaches and judges to visit the Play by the Rules website here http://www.playbytherules.net.au/. The website provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players and spectators to assist you in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment and child safety issues in sport.

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