Become A Coach

Rugby Australia, in consultation with the Member Unions, is responsible for course content and accreditation.  Coaching programs can be divided into two categories:

  • Accreditation:
    • Smart Rugby (2 year qualification)
    • Foundation Coach (Level One)
    • Developing Coach (Level Two)
    • Emerging Coach (Level Three)
    • Performance Coach (Level Four)


  • Certificate Courses (non-accredited):
    • Foundation Certificate Course
    • Coaching Kids Rugby
    • Junior Sevens 
    • Senior Sevens

Accreditation courses are registered with the Australian Sports Commission and coaches have a 'licence' for four (4) years. After that time the coach must either re-accredit or complete a higher level of coaching accreditation.

Each Member Union run numerous courses during the year at major venues with professionally trained staff. 

For information on course dates and venues,contact your local Member Union office.

Member Union Contacts