Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get the latest updates on Football Australia Coach Development?

Follow our social media pages both on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information. 

I want to get into coaching but don't know where to start?

In Coach Development, we offer both a community and an advanced coaching pathway that are designed to reflect the needs and demands of the two streams of players: those that play for Participation, and those considered Performance players. 

  • The Community Pathway

Community courses are short, easily-accessible and low-cost as well as being specifically designed for coaches/facilitators who look after Participation players. For more information on the community pathway, click HERE.

  • The Advanced Pathway

The Advanced pathway involves longer and much more intensive courses that are specifically designed for coaches who work with Performance players. For more information on the advanced pathway, click HERE.

Do I have to complete a community course before entering onto the advanced pathway?

It is not a pre-requisite of entry into the advanced pathway to have completed a community course however it is highly recommended. The community courses give you a great introduction to the ins and outs of coaching and it will give you the tools and competencies you need to take that next step into the advanced pathway.

How do I get started?

Visit our 'Find a Course' page HERE to view all our upcoming community and advanced courses. 

Advanced Pathway FAQ's 

If I have completed my advanced course and need to submit my Final Practical Assessment, where do I send this to? 

If you have completed an Football Australia/AFC 'B' or 'A' Licence, please submit both your session plan and video through to technical@footballaustralia.com.au .

Please provide the following information when submitting an assessment:

  • Full Name:
  • FFA Number:
  • Contact Number:
  • Licence Course: (For example: Football Australia/AFC B Licence – New South Wales 2022)

Please ensure that your video link works and is publicly accessible.

If you have completed an Football Australia 'C' Licence, please submit this to your relevant state federation that you completed your course with.

Where can I view upcoming CPD opportunities?

For more information on license revalidation, please view our page HERE.

In short, coaches are required to attain 100 CPD points in order to revalidate their license for a further three years. This can be done through activities such as attending coaching conferences and workshops, attending the next advanced course and also actively coaching each year.

All our upcoming learning opportunities will be advertising on our page HERE. For workshops and other advanced course options, they will be shown on our 'Find a Course' page HERE.

How do I view how many CPD points I have already attained?

To view how many points you currently sit on, please have a look through the CPD points table that is provided on the license revalidation page.

    How has COVID-19 impacted license revalidation and final practical assessment timelines?

    • Football Australia in conjunction with the Asian Football Confederation has resolved to extend C/B/A/Pro/GK-Futsal Level 1/2/3 Licences which expired in 2020 and 2021, until 31 December 2023. This will allow more time, more opportunities and new ways to accrue the necessary 100 points to maintain your accreditation.
    • The two-year period coaches are given post-course to submit will also be extended to reflect the period of time that football has been suspended (i.e. 3 month suspension of football = 3 month extension of time to submit Final Practical Assessment).

    If I am looking to get my overseas coaching licence recognised by Football Australia, how can I do that?

    You will need to complete a Form 9 - Recognition of Overseas Qualifications document where you will need to complete the form itself, include your overseas qualification CERTIFICATE and also a support letter from a club in Australia that you will be coaching with. Once this is completed, then please send through to technical@footballaustralia.com.au to process accordingly. 

    For any further queries or questions, please get into touch with our team at technical@footballaustralia.com.au 

    When reaching out to technical@footballaustralia.com.au :- 

    Please provide your full name, date of birth and FFA number.

    If your query is in regards to a course, please provide specific details including state and year. 

    If you are enquiring about your CPD points. Please, look through the CPD points table that is provided on the website and if you feel you have attained the 100 CPD points, please email technical@footballaustralia.com.au with the specific activities you have completed and evidence of attendance, including certificates issued by the relevant state/territory federation. With this information, we will be able to verify on our end. 

    The above information assists the Technical team in dealing with your enquiry. Failure to provide this information may result in a delayed response time. 

    For any AFC/FA'C' Licence enquiries, please contact your relevant state federation that you completed your course with.