Coaching Framework

The welfare and development pathway of players is the foremost concern across all Rugby Australia courses.

Therefore the Rugby AU continues to develop courses that;

Recognises the need for more practical and flexible application of coaching programs

- Align player, competition and development pathways across education

- Provides best practice coach development standards, principles and priorities

- Identifies long term player development and its role in developing athletes

Rugby AU Coaching Framework

Rugby Australia in consultation with the Australian Sports Commission, World Rugby Board and Member Unions has identified a need for flexible framework in delivery and accessibility of courses.



Courses within the Rugby  Australia Coach Development Framework are part of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) as administered by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). 

On completion of various requirements (e.g. course attendance, competency based assessment, law exam, coaching assessment by Rugby AU trained Educators, etc.) coaches can achieve Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 coach accreditation.