The Australian Rugby Union coach development, education and training framework has been redesigned to focus heavily of the provision of ongoing, accessible, relevant coach development that provides coach support throughout a coach’s career. Although focusing upon education, the ARU coach development framework still provides accreditation following course attendance and the successful completion of all associated pre-course preparation and post course assessment.
The Australian Rugby Union is adopting a Continual Professional Development (CPD) point re - accreditation system that provides coaches with the flexibility to undertake ongoing education specific to their needs and interest. The current accreditation a coach holds will determine the number of CPD re - accreditation points required to achieve re - accreditation. All re - accreditation points must be accumulated from events attended and/or tasks undertaken within the previous two years.
Adopting a Continual Professional Development (CPD) point re - accreditation system that provides coaches with the flexibility to undertake ongoing education specific to their needs and interest.
All coaches should follow the learning pathway requirements outlined in the catalogue items on your learning profile, which can be assessed via the Rugby Learning Centre portal. A re - accreditation fee of $40 covers access to free online learning modules, as well as accessing SmartRugby online and other learning modules.
World Rugby Passport (formally IRB Passport) is your gateway to the training and education websites which are used to support our face-to-face learning programmes. Registering on World Rugby Passport gives you access to online accreditation modules across the four strands listed above and are used as pre-requisites for our face-to-face programmes as well as informal learning opportunities. Additionally several World Rugby modules must be completed to gain ARU/WR dual accreditation.
These short free courses (over 17) can be accessed via the Rugby Learning Centre
The Community Coaching General Principles online course has been developed to assist coaches to learn the basic skills of coaching, particularly those coaches working with children. The course is currently free of charge to Australian coaches.
The course contains four modules, covering a range of general coaching topics including; the role and responsibilities expected of a coach, planning, safety, working with parents, communication, group management and inclusive coaching practices. It takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included at the end of each module.
To enrol in the courses go to the Rugby Learning Centre, from this portal you can access free online courses developed by the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport.
ASC courses have been targeted to the level of competition the coach is coaching across the pathway. As part of your accreditation pathway coaches can access the following learning modules: