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Accredited training for sports coaches and volunteers

The Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program (GAQAP) provides free training that can lead to recognised accreditation in coaching, officiating and sports first aid.

More than 35,000 Queensland teachers, school sport volunteers, and tertiary and senior secondary school students have participated since it started in 2002, with the aim to:

  • increase the number of teachers and school sport volunteers with recognised sport and recreation accreditation
  • enhance the opportunities for curriculum / extra-curricular sports activities to be offered to school students.

General principles of coaching course

The General Principles of Coaching course helps teachers, school sport volunteers, and tertiary and senior secondary school students learn the basic skills of coaching, most often children.

The course contains five modules including:

  • the role and responsibilities expected of a coach
  • planning
  • safety
  • working with parents
  • communication
  • group management
  • inclusive coaching practices when working with people with a disability or special population groups.

The course is free and can be completed online through Ausport.