TAFE Courses

AFL NSW/ACT is pleased to offer a Level 1 Coaching Course for Tafe students in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. AFL NSW/ACT recognises the importance of providing professional development opportunities for tertiary students for the continued growth of the code.

If you are not the relevant contact in your organization can you please forward this information to manager of course content so students do not miss out on this great opportunity.

Content of Level 1 Coaching Course

Students will complete an AFL Level 1 coaching accreditation which includes the following topics:
• Roles of the coach
• Game sense theory and practical
• Officiating
• Planning and organisation of a training session
• Communication
• Rules and Skills of Australian Football
• Making sport fun and inclusive


There are two ways in which the course can be scheduled:
• Option 1: Two days – 6 hours each day
• Option 2: Four days – 3 hours each day
* To receive national accreditation students are required to complete a total of 12 hours.

Resources for Participants

As part of the program participants will receive a Level 1 AFL Auskick Manual, a student practical workbook (including professional development information) and other resources to assist them in the implementation of an Australian Football program.

Practical Requirements

To attain the Level 1 accreditation students are required to complete 20 hours of practical activity assisting in AFL NSW/ACT game development staff in delivery of AFL activities. The structure of the practical program will be designed in consultation between AFL NSW/ACT and TAFE staff to ensure key learning outcomes are achieved. Students will be provided feedback by game development staff and teachers as part of the practical requirement.

More Information

For more information on the Level 1 Coaching Program please contact Mark Ayers, Schools and Universities Manager on 0431 128 151 or email

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