Coach Accreditation & Courses

The Australian System - National Coach Accreditation Scheme

Becoming an accredited rowing coach is an important step in ensuring that you are providing up-to-date, evidence based coaching to your athletes.

Level 1 is designed for Learn to Row coaches or those who just want to be sure of the foundations.

Level 2 is designed for the club or school coach who needs a deeper understanding of teaching the sport and setting athletes up for success at a school or domestic level.

Level 3 is designed for high performance coaches who need to master the fundamentals and have a good understanding of advanced concepts such as biomechanics.

Rowing Australia manages the bulk of coach accreditation in Australia. We facilitate some of the practical elements of assessment.

Below is an outline of the Coach Accreditation Pathway, showing the steps along the way.


LEVEL 1 - Learn to Row Coach  

Pre - Requisite:


The Level 1 Course is aimed at the novice coach. These coaches are likely to have minimal background in rowing and may coach at school or club level. To register for this online course Click HERE


LEVEL 2 - Club/School Coach   


  • Level 1 completed
  • 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 1 coach


The Club/ School Coach is aimed at senior school and club coaches. This program trains coaches who already have some experience in   the sport and aims to provide the coach with the knowledge and skills to develop athletes to their potential.

Rowing Australia’s new blended learning Level 2 coaching course is now live. This course replaces the previous Level 2 course.

Coaches have four modules to complete online before going to a one-day workshop run by their State Rowing Association. At the conclusion of the workshop, coaches will either, be assessed as competent and gain their accreditation, or be informed of what they need to do to gain the Level 2 accreditation. To register for this course Click HERE 


LEVEL 3 - Performance Rowing Coach

Pre - Requisite:

  • Level 2 completed
  • 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 2 Coach 


The Performance Coach is aimed at coaches intending to work with State level teams, Junior National teams and School Head Coaches. This program aims to develop the coach’s concepts of applied sports science, program management skills and the ability to develop less experienced coaches within their network.

 2019 Level 3 (Performance Rowing Coach) Course: Expressions of Interest Information


LEVEL 4 - High Performance Coach    

Pre - Requisite:

  • Level 3 completed 
  • 1 year of coaching experience as a Level 3 Coach


The High Performance Coach is an advanced accreditation level. It is aimed at professional head coaches working within high performance clubs and National Training Centre networks who are dealing with elite athletes. 




Coach Re-Accreditation Form

Coach’s Code of Ethics Agreement Form


Current Accredited Coaches

A list of all current accredited coaches can be found on the Rowing Australia website by clicking here.

Accredited coaches can update their address or contact details by emailing


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Rowing WA with Rowing Australia does provide RPL for each level of coaching qualifications however it is strongly recommended to complete each course. For more information about Coaching RPL please contact RWA. 

For any further Coach Accreditation Enquires contact Ron Batt on