Coaching

Surfing South Australia delivers Level 1 and 2 Surf Riding Coach Accreditation Courses as part of the Australian Sports Commission’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

Level 1 Surf Coach Accreditation Course requisites:

In order for you to be a fully qualified coach there are a number of requirements that must be completed in addition to the two-day course.The following documents must be completed and returned to Surfing SA. These documents are NOT required prior to the course:

Completed Level 1 Surf Coaching Workbook including; Surfing Australia Coach Information Card, Coaches Code of Ethics Agreement Form, Level 1 Surf Coaching Diary & Lesson Plans, Level 1 Course Exam (completed during 2 day course).

 Letter of recognition for 20 hours coaching undertaken in a Surfing Australia Surf School

 Copy of your current surf rescue certificate or equivalent bronze qualification

  Working With Children Check, this is the DCSI check for coaches in South Australia.

 Please note that until these requirements have been completed, the National Coaching Council cannot accredit you as a Level 1 Coach.

Course Cost: $450.00 including Surfing SA Membership for 1 Year.

Clubs, schools and community groups wishing to register for a group of participants are encouraged to contact the Surfing South Australia office directly.

 

PADDLEBOARDING (SUP) COACHING COURSE

The Surfing Australia SUP Flat Water Coaching Course is the minimum qualification required to coach Stand Up Paddleboarding in an enclosed flat water environment.

To obtain this accreditation an individual must adhere to the following requirements:

1. Full attendance at the course

2. 20 practical SUP flat water coaching experience (after completing the course)

3. Pass a basic SUP skills assessment

4. A current Surfing Australia membership

5. A current ‘Working With Children' check for the relevant state (DCSI)

6. An applied first-aid certificate

7. A current Ocean Rescue Award (one of the below)

• Bronze proficiency: Surf Life Saving Association

• Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community Award

• Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society

• OSSCA Award Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association

Cost: $450 (including GST)

 

SUP SURF and/or SUP OPEN WATER MODULES

The objective of the SUP Open water and SUP Surf Modules is to up-skill the accredited Flat Water SUP Coach with the competencies to develop skills in a preferred SUP lesson environment.

1. Hold a current flat water SUP accreditation

2. Full attendance at the course

3. 10 practical SUP flat water coaching experience (after completing the course)

4. Pass a basic SUP skills assessment 

5. A current Surfing Australia membership

6. A current ‘Working With Children' check for the relevant state 

7. An applied first-aid certificate

• A current Ocean Rescue Award (one of the below)

• Bronze proficiency: Surf Life Saving Association

• Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community Award

• Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society

• OSSCA Award Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association

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.

Cost: $220 (including GST

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