FOUNDATION (Level 1) Coaching Course
The new coaching framework has seen a new introductory course implemented. This course is delivered through the Volleyball Australia online learning platform and as such is more accessible to entry-level beginner coaches.

A coach is accredited as a Volleyball Foundation Coach when they successfully complete the following requirements

  • Theoretical component: Complete the online Volleyball Foundation Coach course
  • Be a registered member of your State Volleyball Association
  • Complete a Working with Childrenís Check or equivalent
  • The candidate must be at least 14years old to be eligible for this accreditation

Target Audience: Spikezone, Junior Club, Primary and Secondary School Teachers
Prerequisites: Nil
Duration: Up to 4 hours
Cost: $44

ELITE (Level 3) Coach Course

This course is delivered through a three-day face-to-face course.

Target Audience: State teams, AVL, representative teams and potential high-performance coaches.


Post Course Requirement:

A total of 40 hours coaching practice post-course. Of these 40 hours, 12 hours must be supervised by a recognised mentor who will provide feedback to the candidate on their performance

Theoretical component: a three-day (28 hrs approx.) course and completing prescribed in-course assessment activities. The practical component requires a candidate to complete either:

  • Assessed and competent in 3 Training session and 3 games coaching

Course Cost: $500

Venue*: State Volleyball Centre 270 Stud Road, Dandenong North, 3175.
*Friday night component at Volleyball Nations League (Hisense Arena)

Food: Lunch will be provided each day, canteen will be open at the Stadium.

Schedule: The course will be running across Thursday June 21st through to Saturday June 23rd.

Course breakdown:
Thursday June 21st

  • 9:00am-3:00pm: Theory and Indoor Practical Component (SVC Classroom and indoor courts)
  • 4:00-5:30pm Watch Analyse AUS menís training at Hisense Arena
  • 5:30-6:30pm Q&A with Australianís Menís Coach Mark Lebedew at Hisense Arena
  • 6:30-7:30pm Analyse Brazil menís team training at Hisense Arena

Friday June 22nd:

  • 9am-5pm: Theory and Indoor Practical Component (SVC Classroom and indoor courts)

Saturday June 23rd:

  • 9am-3pm Theory and Beach Practical Component (SVC Classroom and beach courts)
  • There will also be modules throughout the course presented by qualified Physiotherapists and Strength and Conditioning coaches.

Further Information:  Matt Berry c/o 


MASTER (Level 4) Coach Course

Target Audience: High Performance

A coach is an accredited a Volleyball Master Coach when they successfully complete the prescribed theoretical and practical components.

Coaching Pre-requisites

  • Elite Coaching qualification
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Be currently coaching and have coached (as a Head Coach) for a minimum of three out of the last five years at one of the following levels:
  • State institute or academy program
  • VA Junior Development Program
  • Assistant Coach within a VA senior team program

Theoretical component: A year long mentoring program with prescribed in-course assessment activities.

Should you have any questions regarding your accreditation please contact Volleyball Australia or phone (02) 6214 3503

FIVB Coaching Courses
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