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Framework History

Changes to National Coaching Accreditation Scheme and National Officiating Accreditation Scheme

With the view of building capacity within the sector, the ASC produced the Coaching and Officiating Framework Toolkit to assist NSOs in the development of coach and official frameworks. In response to sector feedback, the ASC is also hosting regular workshops for NSOs that have completed or are in the process of developing frameworks with the assistance of the toolkit. These workshops have been well received, providing the opportunity for sports to learn from the experiences of other NSOs and to therefore refine and complete their frameworks. Thirty NSOs have attended workshops to date.

With the framework toolkit and supporting resources in place, regular workshops and other sector wide activity underway, the ASC is providing the assistance NSOs need to develop and keep their frameworks up to date. In the past, the ASC has reviewed and ‘registered’ completed frameworks and associated programs for sports. This will no longer be the case, the currency and content of frameworks will now be incorporated into annual NSO Sport.Scan reviews.

Taking into account recent research and current understanding of how adults learn, the new Coaching and Officiating Framework Toolkit encourages a mix of formal (typically accreditation) and informal learning. With this in mind, the very titles National Coaching Accreditation Scheme and National Officiating Accreditation Scheme are out of sync with what the content of a framework should be; training and support of coaches and officials must include more than just accreditation. For this reason, the NCAS and NOAS “A” logos were retired. The ASC crest is to be used in accordance with the standard guidelines for use. It is expected that the logos not appear on any printed or digital resources or media after 30 December 2017.

The ASC will continue to develop tools, case studies and other resources to help sports in the ongoing development of coaching and officiating training and support, including the Community Coach General Principles online course, the Coaching and Officiating Training Program Toolkit, as well as presenter, assessor, mentor and coach developer resources.

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