Tennis Australia is committed to improving the quality of qualified coaches for players of all levels.
To build the professionalism of our coaches and to ensure the safety and integrity of our sport First Aid will be a mandatory requirement for all qualified coaches from July 1 2012.
Fact Sheet & FAQs
Q. What type of First Aid course do I need to complete to meet the Tennis Australia and National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) requirements?
A. Basic First Aid/Emergency First Aid (Workplace Level 1 HLTFA201A/HLTFA201B) or Apply First Aid (Senior First Aid Workplace Level 2 HLTFA301B / HLTFA301C).
Q. Who is required to meet the First Aid requirements?
A. All Tennis Australia qualified coaches, although we encourage all active coaches to complete a First Aid course.
Q. How do I provide evidence of my First Aid certificate?
A. You can scan and email, fax or post a copy of your certificate to Tennis Australia Coach Membership.
E: [email protected]
F: 03 9650 1040
Private Bag 6060
Richmond VIC 3121
Q. Can I still be a qualified Tennis Australia coach member if my First Aid certificate has expired?
A. No, from 1 July 2012 First Aid will be mandatory for qualified Coach Membership.
Q. Why does my First Aid certificate need to be renewed every three years?
A. It is a requirement in most states and territories that a workplace first aider must renew their First Aid certificate at least every three years to ensure First Aid skills are current.
Q. My First Aid certificate has expired. Am I still current?
A. No, you need to complete another First Aid course.
Q. Do I need to do my CPR every 12 months?
A. No, Coach Membership requires you to renew your CPR every 3 years along with your First Aid. However, the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that CPR be updated every 12 months.
Q. How much does a First Aid course cost?
A. Cost varies on type of course and ranges from $77 (Level 1 First Aid) – $149 for (Senior First Aid or Level 2 First Aid).
For further information visit www.tennis.com.au/coaches/first-aid.