Netball Australia updated their coaching accreditation framework in 2008. The framework aims to assist coaches to successfully move through the Coach Education Framework. The framework is made up of a six-tier progression, with each stage being accredited.

National Coach Accreditation Framework – 2018 Edition 

Course content reflects our changing community and the need for coaches to be more mindful of inclusive coaching practices, risk management, child protection, member protection and immediate first aid.

Coaches are required to move through the Coach Accreditation Pathway completing competencies and pre-requisites prior to moving to the next Coach Accreditation Course.


Read more about each of the Accreditation Courses here:

Course Information

Updating Ideas

Netball Australia’s Coach Education Framework supports the development of coaches from beginner or club level through to international arena. Coaches are able to progress along the six-tier accreditation pathway depending on their personal aspirations and ability.

Coaches must update their accreditation every four years to maintain currency. This system is not meant to exclude coaches, it aims to provide coaches with professional development opportunities to further their knowledge of netball and thus increase the level of netball across Australia.

One of the easiest methods of updating is by obtaining the next level of accreditation, thus starting the four-year cycle again.

Ideas for gaining updating points include:

  • Attend a seminar, lecture or course
  • Umpiring including Rules in Action
  • Coaching either netball specific or an alternative sport
  • Presenter or Assessor training
  • Sports science, first aid etc
  • Complete Intermediate General Principles – only used to update Foundation or Development
  • Sports related tertiary study
  • Observe training of ANZ, SIS/SAS, ANL or state
  • Observe an elite coach’s training session in another sport
  • Observe ANZ or international game
  • Mentoring – Advanced, Elite and High Performance coaches only
  • Presenting of courses – Advanced, Elite and High Performance coaches only
  • Presenting at Netball Australia or State Association Seminar

To download a copy of the Coaching Update Log Book click here.

The process for updating accreditation is to send or email your logbook to:
Game Development Coordinator Coach/Player
Netball WA
PO Box 930
Subiaco  WA 6904

Sport Development Coach Coordinator
Office: +61 8 9380 3700 | Direct: +61 8 9380 3796 | Email:

There is no fee for updating accreditation via a logbook as long as the accreditation expiry date is less than 6 months old.

If the accreditation has expired for a longer period than this then you will need to contact Jo Smith at Netball WA on 9380 3710.

Netball WA Calendar

For further information, contact:

Sport Development Coach Coordinator
Office: +61 8 9380 3700 | Direct: +61 8 9380 3796 | Email: