New FFA Coach Education structure for 2007 onwards
From January 1st, 2007, Coach Education in Australia will be conducted under a new framework.
There will be TWO coach education pathways for aspiring coaches to choose from, the COMMUNITY PATHWAY or the ADVANCED PATHWAY.
This new system is a result of Australia’s acceptance as a member of AFC (The Asian Football Confederation) and our desire to offer high-performance Coach Education courses.
A, B and C Certificate courses will be offered in Australia from next year onwards, and will effectively replace FFA’s old ‘State’ and ‘National’ Licences. These courses will be approved by AFC and will be conducted by FFA in Australia. (Advanced coaches will be pleased to note that AFC accreditation is recognised as equivalent by UEFA, Europe’s governing body.)
Football Fedceration Australia has established a Coach Accreditation Structure within the National Coaching Scheme.
A fresh range of Coach Education Courses are available to assist in the development of coaches at all levels of ability in modern coaching and training trends.
Football Federation Australia's Technical Committee in conjunction with the Australian Coaching Council and representatives from State Federations have developed the new programs after extensive research into the needs of coaches and players throughout Australia.
Football Federation Australia is committed to the delivery of quality courses.
A valid, reliable, consistent and fair assessment is assured by the Football Federation Australia through a process of standardisation and in-service training of Course Instructors.