Train athletes so they are ready to compete in local sporting games and competitions. Step out onto the field or pitch, coach in your community and spread the benefits of teamwork and regular exercise.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Fulfil coaching needs up to an intermediate level
Communicate with and motivate athletes
Improve your coaching skills and knowledge
Identify and manage risks in a sports environment
Provide first aid
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
The skills to develop and implement coaching plans for a community sports team
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be employed in the sports coaching industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
Have a signed traineeship contract
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong interest in sport and sport coaching
Experience playing and/or coaching your chosen sport
A passion for working with people
Strong communication skills and an ability to speak in front of groups
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: community-based sport coach (volunteer and non-volunteer roles) and Australian sporting organisation coach (up to intermediate level).
You may require a Working with Children Check (WWCC) or National Police Check (NPC) for some sporting employment opportunities. Some sports may also require additional coaching accreditation from their specific governing body. For more information, please contact the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for your sport.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Sport Coaching does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Sport Coaching does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Sport Coaching qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 units of competency, including 6 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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