Tennis Australia (TA) has partnered with Smart Connection Training (SCT), a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which means the Junior Development Coaching Course is now recognised within the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) as a SIS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching. The course is now part of the Vocational Education and Training Sector which will also allow eligible coaches to access Commonwealth and State funding.
The TA Junior Development Coaching Course (SIS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching) course is designed to train coaches to develop the skills of junior tennis players, in the fundamental perceptual motor skills (aged 3-5 years), red (5-8 years), orange (8-10 years) and green stages (9+ years), with a focus on enjoyment and creating positive learning environments. The course also covers coach legal and ethical responsibilities, personal development rules and tennis etiquette, self reflection and program planning and design for junior players.
The TA Junior Development Coaching Course (SIS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching) is designed to train coaches who are interested in providing planning and coaching to junior beginner tennis players.
This course is suitable for those who would like to learn how to plan and deliver Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills programs along with red, orange and green court programs.
As the Junior Development Coaching Course (SIS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching) is a competency based learning program, the learning outcomes are able to be applied immediately to the workplace; that is, providing competent coaching to junior beginner tennis players. In practical terms, at the completion of the course, each participant has demonstrated competence in planning and coaching tennis sessions on a red, orange and green court. In addition to demonstrating their on-court coaching abilities they will have also shown competence in understanding and applying legal and ethical coaching practices, undertaking risk analysis of activities, apply first aid and reflecting on their coaching role and performance.
While the Junior Development Coaching Course (SIS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching) participants are ready to coach junior players they still require guidance and mentoring by their supervising coach. This mentoring is critical to the further development of their tennis coaching knowledge and skills and to assist them to progress to the Club Professional Coaching Course in the future.
The Junior Development Coaching Course (SIS30710 Certificate III in Sport Coaching) takes approximately six months face to face to complete. The course consists of 20 contact days, which are generally scheduled every second weekend over the period of the six months.
All modules in this Coaching Course involve assessment.
Opportunities to demonstrate competence for assessment are many and varied and include observation of coaching sessions, written or oral questioning, peer to peer assessment, role plays and portfolios of evidence. The Learning Facilitators are qualified in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or its equivalent and are continually monitored to ensure the assessment approach meets the latest benchmarks.
Facilitators will implement flexible assessment techniques (particularly within the written components) to allow those with special needs to undertake an alternative form of assessment.
To enrol, contact the Coach & Talent Development Coordinator (CTDC) in your state or territory.