Rugby Australia's Performance Coaching Course (Level 4) is designed to provide identified coaches operating within the Rugby AU Performance Pathway with education, training and development specific to context in which they coach.
The Rugby AU Coaching Framework outlines the competitions and programs that Rugby Australia are targeting through the Performance Coaching Course. These include:
The 2018 Performance Coach Course is currently in review. No course will be held this season.
The program consists of two live-in camps, eight assessment tasks and ongoing personal development requirements.
The course content is aimed at the holistic development of all coaches in attendance and consequentially is comprised of both rugby specific modules and coaching practice modules. Delivery will be varied and topics that will be covered can be seen in the table below:
Modules will be delivered by content experts comprising of professional coaching staff from Rugby AU High Performance Units, professional coaches from other sports, expert technicians from leading sport institutions including the Australian Institute of Sport and leading academic experts from Australia’s top Universities.
Successful completion of the Performance Coaching course will require participants to attend both live in camp and receive a pass mark on all assessment item tasks. These tasks include:
A course levy of A$1995.00 (GST incl.) per participant either from successful applicants or their club/school is required. Rugby AU covers all costs of the course including flight transfers, accommodation, meals, facility hire fees, consultant and presenter fees, assessment and all course materials.
Coaches wishing to attend the course must meet the following criteria:
To nominate coaches are required to complete a nomination form, compile a coaching curriculum vitae and submit these documents to their identified Member Union Coaching Development Manager. As there is no intake for 2018, nominations forms have been withheld from distribution.
All nominations must cc: Michael Magriplis, National Coach Development Manager - Rugby AU; firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Coach Nominations:
Rugby Australia are providing a unique opportunity for a select number of internationally based coaches to attend the Performance Coach Course. There are a limited number of spots available, and each nomination will be judged on its merits. International Coaches must contact the High Performance Head of Coaching for more information.