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Training for Coaches

The Community Coaching General Principles (CCGP) course has been developed to assist coaches to learn the basic skills of coaching, particularly those coaches working with children.

Access the Community Coaching General Principles course

The Coaching General Principles courses can now be completed directly with some sports.
Select your sport below to access the General Principles Coaching Course.


No matter where you take your course it will be free of charge to Australian coaches

About the Course

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.

The Community Coaching General Principles can also be delivered by organisations to meet the requirements for their sport.

The Intermediate Coaching General Principles are modules are aimed at coaches who have moved beyond the beginner level and are typically coaching at club or regional level. The 13 modules within the Intermediate Coaching General Principles program are optional for sports to include and deliver within their coaching programs.

If you need any help, including access a certificate for a course that was completed before June 2021, please go to

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