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Sports coaching

What will I do in this subject?

This subject leads to the award of the Certificate II in sports coahcing. This course counts toward the HSC program of study but not towards the ATAR. It is recognised by industry and accredited under the AQTF.

You will study compulsory modules to teach you how to work in a business environment, work and communicate with others, organise sport activities, use technology, develop knowledge of the sport and recreation industry, coaching practice rules and regulations, and preparing equipment and conducting sport sessions, games and competitions. You will also select a sport in which to specialise. Sports available include: rugby league or surf lifesaving.

What skills will I gain from this subject?

Skills involved in operating and managing a business, working effectively in a team, teaching and developing skills in your specialised sport, tactical skills, conditioning skills and communication skills. In general you will learn skills in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions, learn athlete support in areas of nutrition, travel and goal setting.

How much practical/theory work is in this subject?

There is a broad theory component required to attain Certificate II qualifications. However, this is a competency based course where achievement in your specialist sport involves demonstrated evidence of practical skills and performance is required.

What background and skills are recommended for this subject?

You will need a keen interest in the sport and recreation industry, ability in a particular sport and a goal to pursue this as a future career.

Are there additional requirements for this subject?

A work placement of 35 hours for every 120 hours of course work is mandatory.

Are there any exclusions for this subject?

Units common to VET business services.

How will this course help me in the future?

This course allows students to undertake sport (coaching) qualifications as part of their HSC program of study. It is recognised across Australia by industry and private training providers. It provides advanced standing into TAFE NSW and provides entry level qualifications into the sport and recreation industry.