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Sports Coach Courses

A Sports Coach provides training to athletes or teams of all abilities. You might be working with professional athletes or children who are learning a new sport. Sports Coaches provide guidance on physical techniques and fitness and advice on improving sporting results. You might get clients ready for games, competitions or tournaments and help with their recovery afterwards.

Sports Coaches should be highly skilled in their chosen sport and knowledgeable about sporting techniques and development. You should have good leadership skills and be able to motivate sportspeople at all levels. Sports Coaches should be able to understand individual needs and come up with solutions to performance issues.

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Popular Sports Coach Courses

There are 11 courses available for people who want to become a Sports Coach. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

SIS30115
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SIS50321
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SIS40321
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SIS20321
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Sports Coach earn?

In Australia, a full time Sports Coach generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Sports Coach?

The number of people working in this area has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 59,700 people employed as a Sports Coach in Australia compared to 42,200 five years ago. Sports Coaches may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Sports Coach?

If you’re interested in a career as a Sports Coach, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Sports Coaching. This course will allow you to train athletes to an advanced level and prepare them for sports competitions. You’ll also cover topics including sports technology, strength and conditioning programs and first aid. You could also consider a Certificate II or III in Sport and Recreation, a Diploma of Sport or a Diploma of Sport (Coaching).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within sport coaching. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.