coachafl_a-cropped2017 COACH ACCREDITATION COURSES! Click here to register

All states and territories support the AFL’s mandatory accreditation policy where coaches MUST have completed an approved AFL coaching accreditation course if they are appointed to a coaching position. This is critical for those coaching children.

To undertake a coach accreditation course, participants must register and pay on-line. Registrations will not be processed without payment. There is no manual registration option.

Minimum 16 years of age.

Must have completed the AFL’s on-line Level 1 course (Junior or Youth/Senior) before attending the full day course. Click on links below to access courses.
AFL Junior On-Line Coaching Course 
AFL Youth & Senior On-line Coaching Course

Must obtain a Working With Children Registration (WWC). A coaching course may be undertaken prior to obtaining the WWC, however, final accreditation won’t be approved until WWC registration has been obtained and submitted against your coaching registration. Please click on following link regarding Working With Children Registration

         > Level 1 Auskick/Junior Course – Auskick to Under 12
         > Level 1 Youth/Senior Course – Under 13 to Senior
         > Level 2 – Youth/Senior
         > Level 3 – AFL High Performance 

Download the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.

Level 1 courses are easily accessible as they are delivered across the state through a variety of delivery methods and are generally held at the beginning of each football season. The courses are delivered by the Tasmanian Football Council and AFL Tasmania High Performance staff, with the assistance of TSL Coaches and experienced grass roots coaches.

There are two separate course types conducted to suit varying age groups – Auskick/Junior & Youth/Senior.

All courses are competency based, whereby the coach must prove they are capable of conducting and communicating the basics of the game to players of different ages.

Level 1 Courses are one day or two weeknights in length. The courses cost $150 (inc GST) and includes:

  • > Four Year coach accreditation
    > Course Booklet
    > Coaching Manual and resources
    > Coach’s Game Day Board
    > Lunch
    > Certificate and AFL Coaches Card
    > Fortnightly AFL Community Newsletter

    2017 North West Level 1
    February 12th 2017
    Ulverstone Recreation Ground
    Course fee – $150.00

    2017 North Level 1
    February 26th 2017
    Windsor Park
    Course fee – $150.00

    2017 South Level 1
    Sunday March 19 (change of date)
    North Hobart Oval* (change of venue)
    Course fee – $150.00
    Time: 8:30am Registration, 9:00am start.

Level 2 is the highest level of AFL coach accreditation available within Tasmania. Coaches must be coaching a team at Under 13 or higher and possess Level 1 accreditation to be assessed.  Courses occur once a year over a full weekend. The cost is $275 (inc GST) and assessment requires coaches to undertake a variety of tasks over the subsequent season, including;

> Active Participation in the course and in-course assessment activities.
> Team Objectives: Formulate an action plan for the season for your team
> Coaching Philosophy: prepare a document which outlines your coaching philosophy
> Coach/Players Handbook: produce a handbook for your players and staff
> Diary of the Football Season: You are required to keep a diary of the season
> Practical Assessment: Being assessed by an appropriately accredited coach
> Coach Mentor Program: You will need to identify a mentor for the upcoming season
> Level 2 Day in Review: Attendance is compulsory for the Level 2 Day in Review

2017 Level 2 Course Dates
18 & 19 February 2017
Windsor Park, Launceston
Course fee – $275.00

To register click on link at top of the page.

This is the highest accreditation offered by the AFL. Covers in greater depth those areas dealt with in level 2 plus relevant current issues, including technology, public relations and coaches as program managers and mentors. For more information contact Mick Arnold via

This accreditation is for coaches involved in AFL, state leagues, TAC Cup or other programs in the AFL Talent Pathway. Selection is via nomination to the AFL from the State Coaching Manager.

1. Accreditation is valid for four years, from the year in which accreditation is gained.
2. If you gain a higher level of accreditation during that four-year period, the expiry relates only to the higher accreditation.
3. Application to re-accredit at Level 1 should be made on-line. Re-accreditation is not automatic. To maintain your Level 1 accreditation you must demonstrate that you:

> Continued to coach throughout the four years and can provide sufficient proof
> Must have a valid Working With Children Registration
> Are prepared to sign the AFL Coaches Code of conduct (or State specific version) when seeking re-accreditation.
> Are prepared to submit to any coach screening procedures required at the time of re-accreditation.
> Have continued to undertake further education, formal or informal, to enhance your coaching abilities. This might include attendance at seminars; training sessions of other coaches (particularly mentor coaches); attendance at courses or sessions within courses; training, in CPR, First Aid, communication skills, and so on.

To re-accredit please click on the attached link below. The cost is $45 (inc GST).
Online Re-accreditation

For more information visit the AFL Community website.

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