(Last Update 15th August 2014)
For any enquiries please contact Manager (Coaching and Officiating Development)
Structure and Management
Coaching in Orienteering Australia is the responsibility of the Director, Technical and the Director, High Performance who manage their respective functions through the OA Coaching Committee (chaired by the Manager, Coaching and Officiating Development) and the High Performance Management Group (chaired by the Manager, High Performance) respectively. Manager (Coaching and Officiating Development), and Manager (High Performance) are both part-time, contracted positions.
Coach Education and Development
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) now provides an online Beginners Coaching principles course (www.ausport.gov.au/participating/coaches/education/onlinecoach ) which must be completed as part of the Level 1 Coaching accreditation process.
Coach education and development is carried out under the umbrella of the ASC’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). There are currently three levels of accreditation for orienteering coaches:
- Level 2 - State Junior, Senior squads and advanced athlete development. The Level 2 Coaching Syllabus is found at Coach Level 2 Syllabus.zip (no longer current (8 May 2013)).
Level 1 coach accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of State associations. Level 2 and above accreditation (and re-accreditation) are the responsibility of OA.
A list of accredited coaches is available via the link in the menu bar. Accreditations are valid for four years, during which time you must acquire a certain number of 'points' to qualify for re-accreditation. The 'points' table for Coach Re-accreditation is at Coach Reaccreditation Points Updating Table - Jan 2011.doc
Coach's Code of Ethics
Orienteering Australia endorses the Australian Sports Commission’s Code of Ethics for Coaches. All coaches are required to sign the agreed joint ASC-OA code of ethics before being accredited.
The Code of Ethics can be found at Coach Code of Ethics - Orienteering.doc. The Agreement form can be found at Coach Code of Ethics Agreement Form - Orienteering.doc
Orienteering Australia now has a association with Human Kinetics. Human Kinetics provides high-quality resources and texts for athletes and coaches. Through the association OA receive a percentage of sales so be sure to follow THIS LINK
when purchasing items from their website.
The ASC also provide a number of high quality publications. ASC Resources can be found at www.ausport.gov.au/participating/coaches.
Check out what the Orienteering Service of Australia has to offer at www.osoa.com.au.