Register for Courses

Athletics SA is an Endorsed Coach Education Provider (ECEP). ECEP’s are able to deliver Athletics Australia’s nationally accredited coach education courses.

Course Content

The content of the courses vary depending on the course level. Generally the courses consist of a mixture of theory (presented in a seminar style format) and practical competency based assessment. Course content and more details will be made available to participants when registering for courses. More information about the course content can be found in the Coaching Pathways section.

Course Length

Courses range in length from one full day for the Level 1 Beginning Coach to two days for the Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach. The requirements for courses changes as the level increases


Course Dates

Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Course (formally Beginning Coach) & Community Coach Training Program

Course Dates


Times: 8.30am – 5pm

Price – $205

Current registered participants will receive venue information in their confirmation email.

Pre-requisites for this course include:

  • Australia Sports Commission Community Coach General Principles

Register for this course at the Learning Portal here

From this portal you can access free online courses developed by the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Once registered for the portal, you can view information on available courses by selecting the ‘Browse Learning’ tab.

Getting started – select register and complete your details, once registered you can enrol for courses

Returning users – enter your username and password in the login box.



Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course

Course Dates 

19th & 26th October 2014 (please note that due to the State All Schools Championships, the date of this course will be changed – Stay tuned for more details)

Times: 8.30am – 5pm

Santos Stadium Function Room

Price – $320

This 2 day program is designed to develop fundamental skills and drills, and understanding of the basic technical models for the events required for participation in athletics at club and school competition.

The event groups covered include:

- Sprints & relays
- Hurdles
- Middle & Long Distance up to 5000m – excluding steeple chase
- Jumps – excluding flop high jump and pole vault
- Throws – excluding hammer
- Race-walking

Pre-requisites for this course include:

  • Registration as a coach with Athletics Australia
  • Level 1 Community Coach Accreditation or have approved Recognised Current Competence



Level 2 Advanced Coach -Event Group Specific Course 

The two Advanced Event Group (AEG) Specific face to face days comprise of Part A & Part B.

Part A is for all Event Groups and covers the topics of The Essence of Coaching, Development & Maturation, General Conditioning, Skill Acquisition, Inclusive Coaching, Planning Training and Evaluating Progress.

Part B is Event Group Specific covering the coaching and technical analysis of a coaches chosen event.

Having the course in two parts allows coaches to easily specialise in multiple event groups.  Each coach completes Part A once, and then undertakes the Part B component of any of the event groups they would like to specialise in.  Both Part A and Part B need to be undertaken to be accredited as a Level 2 advanced coach.

Part A includes Pre and Post course Assignments


PART A –  Course Dates


Times: 8.30am – 5pm

Santos Stadium Function Room

Price (Part A Only) – $200


PART B – Course Dates

Sprints, Relays & Hurdles – 25/5/14

Jumps – 1/6/14

Middle & Long Distance – 3/8/14

Throws – 17/8/14

Walks – Course currently not available, please register your interest with

Times: 8.30am – 5pm

Santos Stadium Function Room

Price (Part B each) – $185


Level 2 Recreational Running Course

Course Dates


Time: 8.30am – 5pm

Santos Stadium Function Room

Price – $220


RPL available for Personal Trainers for this course.


Police Clearance

From the 1st of January 2011, changes to child protection laws in South Australia come into effect. It is now a requirement that all accredited coaches have a valid police clearance. Athletics SA will need to sight a current police check before processing any accreditation and/or registration for participants that complete courses. For more information, and to complete the form, please visit the SAPOL website. For further information on the requirements, please click HERE


Professional Development

As part of Athletics SA’s and the ATFCA’s commitment to providing opportunities for professional development of accredited coaches, a number of seminars will be offered throughout the year. These seminars cover a number of topics and all accredited coaches are encouraged to attend to increase their knowledge and network with other coaches.

More Information

Further course dates are currently being planned. To register your interest or for more information on participating in a coaching course, please call the Athletics SA office on 83543477 or email and provide details of which course you are interested in.






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