Certificate II in Sport Coaching

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to be competent in delivering a basic instruction session for a sport. Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision or independently in a structured environment such as a sporting club or school. Individuals wishing to undertake this qualification should be current or past participants in the respective sport specialisation chosen as part of this qualification.

Job roles

The following is an indicative job role for this qualification:

community coach.


13 units must be completed:

8 core units

5 elective units, consisting of:

all the units in one of Groups A to K

the remaining to make up the required 5 elective units from General electives; up to 2 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere SIS10 or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2 or 3.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core Units

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Organise and complete daily work activities

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Apply first aid


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills


Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment

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Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions


Develop and update sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge


Follow work health and safety policies

Electives (5)

Group A Athletics

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Teach the fundamental skills of athletics

Group B Basketball

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Teach fundamental basketball skills

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Teach fundamental basketball tactics and game strategy


Interpret and apply the rules of basketball

Group C Equestrian

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Handle horses

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Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

Group D Gymnastics Coach

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Teach fundamental gymnastic skills

Group E Martial Arts

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Teach the intermediate skills of martial arts

Group F Netball

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Teach foundation netball skills

Group G Rugby League

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Teach the skills of Rugby League for modified games

Group H Squash

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Teach the fundamental skills of squash

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Teach the basic tactics and strategies of squash

Group I Surf Life Saving

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Teach the basic skills of surf life saving

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Officiate beginner level surf life saving competition

Group J Tennis


Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of tennis


Develop and update knowledge of tennis development programs

Group K Tenpin bowling

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Teach fundamental tenpin bowling skills

General electives units

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Operate word-processing applications

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Operate spreadsheet applications

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Operate presentation packages

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Operate application software packages

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Operate database applications

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Access and use the Internet

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Officiate junior level Rugby Union

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Officiate local or district level Rugby Union


Develop and update officiating knowledge


Officiate games or competitions


Judge competitive situations

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Implement sports injury prevention

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Provide equipment for activities


Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway and for VET in Schools delivery.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

No licensing, legislation, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification of the endorsement.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as required by the sport industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicating with senior coaches to determine and interpret their specific requirements; understanding verbal and written information on sport skills; interpreting and carrying out verbal instructions from senior coaches; providing clear verbal instructions to players when teaching basic sports skills.


Working as a skilled team member, receiving instructions and understanding own role in assisting in planning and implementing coaching activities; supporting other team members to provide quality sport experiences for players.

Problem Solving

Identifying hazards and risks that may arise during coaching activities; responding to emergency situations within scope of responsibility; taking responsibility for seeking assistance from colleagues to resolve issues; recognising and adapting appropriately to age and skill differences; dealing with delays and equipment breakdowns; determining appropriate solutions to problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting coaching techniques to differences in players, equipment and facilities; taking correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency or safety hazard; reflecting on own performance for improvement.

Planning and organisation

Collecting and recording information to assist senior coaches with the efficient planning and delivery of coaching activities; recognising team priorities and scheduling own work activities to meet deadlines; following organisation policies and procedures to complete coaching tasks in an efficient manner.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role as a sports coach; applying basic safety practices and procedures; seeking and acting on feedback from colleagues and clients to improve own coaching performance.


Knowing the structure of organisations and sources of information within the sport industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to sport policies, procedures and regulations; accessing professional development opportunities to strengthen own skill base and sharing information with colleagues.


Understanding the operating capability of equipment and software that assists in sport coaching; safely using and maintaining sport equipment according to manufacturer specifications and organisational policies and procedures.