About Coaching

UPCOMING COURSES

Surfing Tasmania conducts a range of NCAS Level 1and 2 courses each year (Oct/Nov). Surf Coach and SUP Instructor are conducted as weekend courses and involve base theory and practical beach surf work. Participants supply their own equipment, MUST be a minimum 16 yoa and a financial member of Surfing Tasmania ($55 annually). Both courses require you to complete 20 hours of supervised coaching/instructing and a range of supporting qualifications/UNITS in first aid,CPR and surf rescue to complete full accreditation within 12 months;

Hold or gain any one of the following surf rescue and first aid, CPR awards/certificates:
Bronze proficiency/ASIDE: Surf Lifesaving Tas offer the special teachers accredited qual.- see dates;

http://www.slst.asn.au/training-education/aquatic-safety-in-a-dynamic-environment-aside/
Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community award
Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS)
OSSCA Award Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA)

Or complete these individual units from an accredited training organisation;

CPR - (HLTAID001).

FIRST AID - (HLTAID003).

APPLY SURF AWARENESS AND SURF RESCUE SKILLS - (PUASARO12C).

PARTICIPATE IN AQUATIC RESCUE OPERATIONS - (PUASARO13A)

Enquiries to Surfing Tasmania  0429891102.New courses will be posted under the EVENTS link.

 

RENEWALS - ACCREDITATION FOR COACHING.

RENEWAL OF YOUR COACHING ACCREDITATION is for 2 years, ( $55 for 2 years) and can be processed/paid ONLINE at the EVENTS link:

https://www.surfingaustralia.com/states/tas/events

YOU MUST ALSO RENEW YOUR SURFING TASMANIA MEMBERSHIP ($55 annually)  Process ONLINE at Surfing Tasmania website...SEE BELOW.

https://www.surfingaustralia.com/states/tas/membership

Please note you need complete and forward copies of 7 forms/certificates; PRINT the Reaccreditation and Code of Ethics forms opposite in the sidebar.You also need to provide evidence of your current certification for: Surf Rescue ( 2 UNITS), Surf Life Saving Tas offer teachers the special accredited ASIDE surf rescue award;see dates, http://www.slst.asn.au/training-education/aquatic-safety-in-a-dynamic-environment-aside/ Community Surf Bronze, other), First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate and Working with Children Card. These are the specific units required.

CPR - (HLTAID001).

FIRST AID - (HLTAID003).

APPLY SURF AWARENESS AND SURF RESCUE SKILLS - (PUASARO12C).

PARTICIPATE IN AQUATIC RESCUE OPERATIONS - (PUASARO13A)

Complete the form/s as required. NOTE the Coaching Re accreditation and Coaches Ethics forms must be completed and forwarded with required 5 Evidence/Copies forms to: Surfing Tasmania, Shayne Clark, 30 Honeywood Drive, Sandford, Tasmania 7020, or emailed, as below, with the required payments completed online for your application to be completed.

NOTE: As of July 1 2017 the entire reaccreditation process is completed ONLINE. STAS no longer issues individual receipts, invoices or accepts cheques etc.RECEIPTS are automatically issued upon online payments.

Enquiries to Shayne Clark, 0429891102.

skclarks@bigpond.net.au

FEES:

COACHING RENEWAL

Level 1 - $55

Level 2 - $55

COACHING LEVEL 1 OR 2.
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. Complete 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
6. Working With Children Check
7. Hold or gain any one of the following awards:
Bronze proficiency/ASIDE: 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
7. Hold or gain any one of the following awards:
Bronze proficiency/ASIDE: 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's Sports Development Manager Jim Hughes on (07) 5599 3800 or by email on jim@surfingaustralia.com


LEVEL ONE - STAND UP PADDLEBOARD INSTRUCTOR

The Surfing Australia Level One Stand-Up Paddling (SUP) Instructor Course is the minimum qualification required to be a SUP 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 SUP 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
6. Working With Children Check
7. Hold or gain any one of the following awards:
Bronze proficiency/ASIDE: 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 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.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD - SPECIALIST MODULE

This module is designed to be utilised as an extension of the current Level 1 & Level 2 Surf Coaching Courses, up skilling accredited coaches by demonstrating the competencies required to effectively teach the beginner skills of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). Within the module candidates have the option of completing an enclosed flat water accreditation or a beginner surf SUP accreditation, so they have the flexibility to operate in either environment depending on their circumstances.

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

1. Attend a SUP Specialist Course
2. Complete your practical coaching hours, this includes session records signed off by a supervisor coach covering:
a. 5hrs of enclosed flat water coaching (for enclosed flat water accreditation only)
b. An additional 5hrs of beginner SUP surf coaching (for SUP surf coach accreditation)
3. Hold a current Surfing Australia Surf Coaching Accreditation (or Surfing Australia approved equivalent)
4. Complete SUP Specialist Module Workbook and return to State Branch with payment

On completion of these requirements your Surfing Australia Surf Coaching accreditation will be endorsed for either enclosed flat water or SUP surf on the SA database and a new coaching card will be issued.

BODYBOARDING COACHING COURSE Level 1

The Surfing Australia Bodyboarding Coaching Course is the minimum qualification required to be a Bodyboarding coach in Australia.

To obtain this accreditation candidates must adhere to the following requirements:

1. Full attendance at the course
2. 20 hours practical surf coaching experience (after completing the course)
3. Pass a basic bodyboarding skills assessment 
4. A current Surfing Australia membership
5. A current ‘Working With Children' check for the relevant state
6. An apply first aid or provide first aid certificate
7. A current Ocean Rescue Award (one the below)
     • Bronze proficiency/ASIDE: Surf Life Saving Association
     • Surf Rescue Certificate: SLSA Community Award
     • Ocean Rescue Award: Royal Lifesaving Society
     • 
OSSCA - Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association

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

Recognised Prior Learning - RPL/RCC

If a candidate feels they already have the required competencies in any of the above courses, they can apply to have these skills recognised to acquire their coaching accreditation without the requirement of attending a course.

The RPL/RCC Assessment is carried out when the applicant provides evidence of their competencies; completes an RPL/RCC application form; and forwards this for processing as detailed on the form.