Guidelines, policies and research

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There are guidelines and policies that apply to coach and official development.

The National Coaching and Officiating Accreditation Schemes (NCAS and NOAS) provide competency based training and a nationally recognised accreditation to coaches and officials working at all levels of sport.

To be part of the NCAS and NOAS, sports must meet certain eligibility requirements, including being recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

The ASC has design guidelines for sports developing accreditation programs to be part of the NCAS and NOAS.

Sports involved in the NCAS and NOAS must also abide by a number of policies which help to ensure the quality of the program.

A range of research projects into various aspects of coaching and officiating have been conducted.

Click on the tabs above to access further information on each of these areas.

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Did you know?

Matt Cowdrey is Australia's winner of the most Paralympic medals, having won 23 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.

Quick numbers

141 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
10 current or former AIS athletes won medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
56 current or former AIS athletes won medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
35 thousand kilometres were swum by Petria Thomas while at the AIS.
26 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
0.5 million people visit the AIS each year.