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Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Course

Course Details                                                          
Date: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue: The Woden Track, Cnr Kitchener & Ainsworth Sts Phillip ACT
Cost: $220 (inc.GST) per person, includes participant resources, registration and insurance with Athletics Australia and morning tea.
Course participants to bring their own lunch. 
Presenter:  Shane Ellis
Course participants to also bring paper and pen, hats, water bottles, sunscreen and appropriate clothing to allow physical activity.

The Level 1 Community Athletics Coach (L1 CAC) Course is an introductory course for coaches and will allow those participants who successfully complete the course become Nationally Accredited with Athletics Australia (AA). The course is aimed at people who would like to get into coaching, but have either no coaching experience, or very limited coaching experience. 

The L1 CAC Course is designed to develop the competencies of coaches in three (3) areas:

  1. Practical coaching competence in the general principles: communication, group management, safety, organization and instruction of practical activity.
  2. Practical coaching competence in the development of the fundamental skills of the sport: running, jumping and throwing
  3. An understanding of the long-term participation needs of the beginning participants in the sport.

Course Prerequisites
1. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to be accredited as a L1 CAC
2. Complete the ASC Online Course.

Online Component
The online component of the course is the Australian Sports Commission Coaching General Principles online course found at:

Physical Education (PE) teachers and other current National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) coaches are exempt from prerequisite #2. University students studying Sports Coaching or PE may be exempt from prerequisite #2 depending on the length of their tertiary education. For more information please contact

Note: Participants are required to provide a copy of their Certificate of Completion (incl. certificate number and completion date) to prior to attending the course.

Face to Face Component
100% attendance at the face to face component of the course is required.
The Course is comprised of four units:
Unit One Coaching to Enhance the Learning of Beginners
Unit Two Long Term Athlete Participation
Unit Three The Fundamental Skills and the Coach in Action
Unit Four Athlete and Coaching Pathways and Progressions The Course includes an Assessment Task – Session Planning and Practical
Coaching. Course registration is online via the Athletics ACT (AACT) website under the coaching tab.

Closing Date
Registrations close:  29th November 2017 at 12pm

Course Participant Resources
Each participant attending the L1 CAC course will receive the following resources:

  • Participants Manual – containing course information and skill analysis
  • ASC “Playing for Life and Athletics Play”
  • Athletics Australia “Run, Jump, Throw”

For more information contact: Shane Ellis at or call 02 6247 1296.