The ARU, in consultation with the State Unions is responsible for course content and accreditation. Coaching programs can be divided into two categories;
Accreditation courses are registered with the Australian Sports Commission and coaches have a 'licence' for four (4) years. After that time the coach must either re-accredit or complete a higher level of coaching accreditation.
Each State Union run numerous courses during the year at major venues with professionally trained staff.
The coaching structure in Australia for accredited coures is as follows:
18 years of Age
Advanced Coaching Seminars
State Unions often run Advanced Seminars for Level II coaches with experience. These act as 'up-date' courses and will aid in the re-accreditation process.