Why Update?

The updating program aims to raise the overall quality of coaches within netball by ensuring they are provided with ongoing education and development opportunities covering areas such as:

- Keeping abreast of the latest information on developments within netball
- Having access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills related to coaching
- Rules knowledge and current interpretations

Netball Australia requires a coach to reach the specified number of points of updating activity for each accreditation level.  Accreditation is current for 4 years and coaches need to update at the end of this 4 years to stay current.  

Foundation Accreditation Attain Development OR Complete 20 points in 4 years
Development Accreditation Attain Intermediate OR Complete 40 points in 4 years
Intermediate Accreditation Attain Advanced OR Complete 60 points in 4 years
Advanced Accreditation Attain Elite OR Complete 80 points in 4 years
Elite Accreditation Attain High Performance OR Complete 100 points in 4 years
High Performance Accreditation Complete 120 points in 4 years

How does it work?

Accreditation updates work on a points system. So, when you’re updating your accreditation you need to make sure you’ve reached the relevant number of points which includes practical coaching hours and continuing education events within four years of gaining your current accreditation.

When is the best time to apply for an accreditation update?
You can only apply for an update within six months of your current accreditation expiry date. 

Do I need to have anything on hand?
When you’re updating your accreditation, it’s a good idea to have a list of any practical coaching, umpiring or bench officiating activities on hand. You can add this information by completing the relevant fields in step six.
You need to add information for your practical coaching hours for the level of accreditation you have, ie if you have Foundation accreditation, add your information into the Practical Coaching Hours - Foundation - 10 hours item.  

I’m not sure how to update my accreditation.
That’s OK. Take a look at our Updating Criteria PDF for coaches. You can view or download these by using the link below.

What happens if my accreditation has expired?  
There is a 12 month grace period after the expiry date for you to update online in your Netball Learning account.  Follow the process to update online during this 12 month grace period.  
If it is past the 12 month expiry date you can send a request to Netball Queensland to consider your coaching logbook and continuing education points for an update.  This needs to be sent in a Word or Excel document and include the Date/Year, the Activity including team and number of training sessions & games, how many hours this adds up to and details of any workshops or online courses you have completed.