Coach Education is a key component of Football Australia’s Football Development Plan.

Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that football is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.

Footballers can be divided into two streams: those that are playing for fun, and those that are playing to reach the highest level possible. These are often referred to as ‘participation’ and ‘performance’.

In Australia, we have labelled these two streams as Community Courses and Advanced Courses.

To reflect the two streams and better meet their differing needs, our Education Programs have also been divided into two pathways:

The Community Courses are short, affordable and locally available courses for those coaching local amateur teams. The Advanced Courses are long, intensive courses aimed at those who intend to become Professional Coaches.

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Are there Exemptions?

Exemptions are not given for either Community or Advanced Coaching courses. Coaches must attend each course in its entirety to gain accreditation

I'm an Accredited Football Australia Coach. How do I renew my accreditation?

Information on Advanced reaccreditation is provided in the resources section of this page.

Finding a Coaching Job

Please do not contactFootball Australia for coaching opportunities. We recommend that you send your Coaching CV to your State Football Federation. Most State Federation websites have sections for clubs to advertise 'coaches wanted'. You may also wish to contact the State Associations directly and express interest.


Once you register as a coach with a Club or Association, you will be covered by that organisations' Insurance Policy. You will need to confirm the extent of the insurance coverage and exactly what benefits flow from the policy

Check your Coaching Level & Update Personal Details 

You will need to visit the MyFootballClub website to view your current accreditation status and all personal information. Please make sure all personal information is up to date once you log in