Pivotal to the sport of athletics are the dedicated and hardworking coaches who provide the link between athletes, clubs and competition.  Coaches use their insight, experience and knowledge to guide and support athletes and participants in our sport to compete to the best of their abilities.

Coaching Requirements

To be a coach with Athletics Victoria you must:

Coaching Courses

Learn more about the accrediation pathway and coaching courses below:

Athletics Australia Coaching Registration

Coach registration is on an annual basis based on when you were first accredited as a coach, that is, your AA accreditation does not necessarily align with the AV season, and you will need to renew on an independently annual basis.

E.g.: You paid your AA coaching registration in February 2023, therefore, you will need to renew this registration in February 2024.

AV 2024/25 Coach Membership

Effective 4th April 2024 – 31st March 2025

Athletics Victoria charges no fees for coaching membership if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have a current coaching registration with Athletics Australia (see above)
  • You have a current Working With Children Check

Some clubs and groups may charge a club fee for coach memberships.

AV Coach Membership – FREE ($0 – must complete AA registration above)

2022/23 Terms & Conditions

*Coaching Accreditation is handled by Athletics Australia. The Level 1 Community Athletics Course and Level 1 Recreational Running Course include the cost of 12 months of Coaching Membership with Athletics Australia.