Football Federation Australia and Australian Sports Commission accreditations are valid for a period of four (4) consecutive years. Coaches that have remained active at the appropriate level and have met the updating requirements specific to each Coaching Licence may apply to Football Queensland for renewal of their accreditation.
What is updating?
All coaches registered with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC, previously known as the ACC or Australian Coaching Council) are registered for a four-year period. Coaches are required to continue their education during this period and accrue updating points by attending appropriate coach education activities and actively coaching.
Coaches are required to update their registration to:
- Ensure they stay abreast of rule changes in their sport.
- Ensure they are aware of the most up to date techniques and coaching methods.
- Ensure that the coaching environment is safe for all participants and reduces the likelihood of coaches becoming involved in legal actions.
- Ensure that sport and the ASC have an up-to-date register of active coaches.
How does updating work?
When a coach receives an accreditation card (from the ASC) after completing a course, the 'update clock' starts. This is indicated by the expiry date shown on the card. Coaches complete updating points to remain an accredited coach ie. on the NCAS & FQ Database. All coaches need to update their licence and accreditation card once it expires. To update, please complete the Re-accreditation & Code of Ethics forms together with the $25 re-accreditation fee and return to the Football Federation Victoria or email your inquiries to Coaching.
With your completed re-accreditation form, your Code of Ethics signed form and/or your Update Log Book (details below), the Coaching and Development Manager will evaluate your coaching activities during the last four years. The FQ will then advise you to send the corresponding fee. Once received, you will be issued with a current Licence Certificate and will be added onto the ASC (old ACC) registration listing in order to receive your current NCAS ID card.
Typical updating activities include
- Active coaching
- Attending an accreditation course at the next level
- Eork with a mentor coach
- Sport related tertiary study
- First aid/cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
- Sports trainer qualifications
- Sports related workshops and seminars
- Involvement in State, National and International competitions
- Training camps
- Referees/officials courses
- Lecturing at a coach education course
- Events specified by your sport
- ASC/NOP organised events
- Seminars conducted by Sport & Recreation
What happens if you don't update?
If you do not complete the updating requirements as specified by your NSO, your name will be removed from the NCAS database of nationally registered coaches and you will no longer be recognised as an NCAS coach. This may also affect your insurance cover.
To re-enter the NCAS you will be required to complete appropriate updating activities as specified by your sport. In some cases coaches are required to re-do the appropriate level NCAS course. Special leave considerations (such as maternity leave, leave related to employment, etc.) are available and should be discussed with your National Coaching Director.
Updating: Who does it?
- Provides the overall guidelines relating to the development of Updating Policies by National Sporting Organisations
- Notified all coaches on the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme database about Updating. National Sporting Organisations were given the responsibility to include specific information
- Responsible for re-accrediting coaches when they complete their Updating Points
Will send reminders to National Sporting Organisations re coaches who are due to Update in the next six months
- Provides assistance and guidance to National Sporting Organisations regarding the development and implementation of updating.
The Role of National and State Sporting Organisations
- Responsible for developing sport specific Updating Policies
- Responsible for notifying all coaches in their sport about Updating
Promote Updating as a valuable non-threatening program
- Provide sport specific Updating courses for coaches or liase with appropriate agencies to deliver Updating courses to coaches
- Monitor logbooks submitted by individual coaches
- Revise and review Updating Policies every four years
The Role of ASC State Coaching Centre Co-ordinators
- The ultimate responsibility for ensuring that coaches are aware of their sport's Updating Policy and the operations of the policy rests with the National Sporting Organisations and its state bodies.