As mandated in the AFC Coaching Convention, from 1st January 2019 all Football Australia Advanced Coaching Licences are valid (accredited) for three (3) consecutive years. New certificates will be issued for a three (3) year period, and existing certificates will be revalidated for three years when re-validation is due.
During this three-year period, coaches are required to gain 100 points of “Continued Professional Development” (CPD) to have their licence revalidated for a further three years. View all our upcoming CPD opportunities HERE.
If at the end of the three-year accreditation period the coach has not accumulated the required number of points or attended the next level of Advanced licence, their current Advanced licence will no longer be valid and the coach will then be considered to have no current accreditation.
To view your accreditations and CPD events, please log in via the following link List my Courses & Qualifications (sportingpulse.com)
CPD events will appear on your record as per the screenshot below –
As shown above, for points to be applied, you must be marked as 'completed'. Any events listed as 'enrolled' cannot have points applied.
Please note, actively coaching will not appear on the above record. As per the below table, coaching must be registered on Play Football. Only registrations listed as coach earn CPD points.
Points can only be gained in the following ways-
|Completed a Football Australia Advanced coaching course||100 CPD Points|
|Attended a Football Australia/Member Federation Coaching Conference||30 CPD Points|
|Attended a Football Australia/Member Federation Coaching Workshop||10 CPD Points|
|Coaching registered on PlayFootball. 10 CPD points per year. Maximum 30 CPD points per revalidation period.||10 CPD Points|
|Lead facilitator on a Football Australia Advanced Coaching Course||100 CPD Points|
|Support Facilitator on a Football Australia Advanced Coaching Course||25 CPD Points|
|Lead Facilitator on a Football Australia Coaching Workshop||25 CPD Points|
|Lead Facilitator on a Football Australia Talent ID Course||50 CPD Points|
Any queries regarding CPD please contact email@example.com
Please click on the documents below for more information:
What if I hold an overseas licence recognised by Football Australia?
Coaches will need to follow the revalidation process as set out by the issuing body. Football Australia cannot revalidate a licence issued overseas or extend the recognition period without the following process being completed.
You can have your overseas licence recognised by Football Australia by completing the following steps:
- Coaches will need to complete a Form 1 - Recognition of Coaching Competency application.
- Complete the following supplementary application with supporting evidence Football Australia and AFC Recognition of Experience and Current Competence - Formstack.
For further information on Recognition of Coaching Competency please visit the following page (at the bottom) Frequently Asked Questions | Play Football
Football Coaches Australia (FCA) XV Essential Skills education and professional development program
Under the Football Coaches Australia (FCA) partnership with XVenture this series of online courses aim to develop the 'essential skills' of coaching - Leadership, Resilience, Culture, Communication Skills, Mental agility & Emotional Intelligence. This unique program is delivered completely online in a revolutionary virtual world environment designed to create a rich and engaging learning experience. It is filled with contemporary examples from football globally, as well as providing an overview of key research across 5 modules.
CPD Points: Australian coaches who complete modules will be credited with 30 CPD points for each module, and anyone who completes all five modules will receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from our Australian University partner, University of Wollongong.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
Football Victoria State Coaching Conference
- Where: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus
- When: Saturday, 16 December. 9AM-5PM
- Cost: $200.00
- CPD Points: 50 CPD Points for in-person attendance and completion of online modules.
For further information and to register please click the following link Book your spot for the 2023 FV Coaching Conference on December 16 | Football Victoria
Football Australia CPD Weekly Workshops
As part of the coaching accrediation revalidation process, Football Australia hosted thirty (30) weekly online educational workshops throughout 2023.
Completion of these workshops gave advanced diploma coaches 10 CPD points per workshop that can be used towards their revalidating their advanced coaching certificate.
These workshops concluded on November 20th, 2023.
For any queries, including confirming whether points have been awarded, please contact the Football Australia Technical Department via firstname.lastname@example.org