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Community Coaching

Shaping the future of community coaching

Essential Skills Course

The Community Coaching – Essential Skills Course helps coaches create fun, safe and inclusive environments for participants.

This award-winning course has been designed so coaches can learn at their own pace and complete 8 modules anytime, anywhere, on any device.


  • FREE


Select your sport or all other sports to access the Community Coaching – Essential Skills Course.

Related resources

Download the coaching plan template and create your own personalised coaching plan as you progress through the Essential Skills Course.

Select each module below for links to related resources and more templates to complement your learning in each course topic.

Safeguarding in sport

Protecting everyone in sport

Who you coach


Where you coach

Space, equipment, and facilities

What you coach

Session planning and preparation

How you connect


How you engage and organise

Stakeholder management

How you deliver

Group management

How you improve

Self-reflection and Assessment

More information

Sport Australia has partnered with Sport Integrity Australia to incorporate important safeguarding content in the course. The Safeguarding Sport module educates coaches on how to protect themselves and their participants, by helping coaches understand how to act, speak and behave in line with current community expectations.

For sport-specific training and support for coaches, please contact your national sporting organisation.

It has replaced the General Principles Course.

For more information about embedding the modern coaching approach in your sporting organisation, contact the Sport Australia Coaching Team at

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