Education

Volleyball Education

Volleyball WA offers a range of courses and face to face training for Teachers, Coaches and Referees. Whether you looking to learn more about the game or start your coaching journey, Volleyball WA will be able to find something for you.

You can register for upcoming courses by heading to our calendar or contact Volleyball WA to tailor sessions for your club.

If you have a question, contact the office on 08 9228 8522 or email [email protected]

Coaching

Volleyball WA is invested in the development of volleyball coaches throughout Western Australia.

Whether you are coaching at your local school or aiming to join our State Teams coaching group, Volleyball WA can help you start your journey. To find your next course head to our calendar or email [email protected]

COACHING VOLLEYBALL

Level 1 Coaching Course

This online coaching course is designed to provide teachers and senior school athletes a foundation in volleyball coaching. *A Level 1 Coaching Accreditation is the minimum requirement for Sporting School Clinics.

Price: $49.50

The requirements to complete the Level 1 Coaching course are:

  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible.
  • If you are over the age of 18, you must have a Working with Children Check.
  • Completion of the Play by the Rules Harassment and Discrimination & Child Protection* modules outlined below. *The Child Protection module is not required for those under the age of 18. 

*A Level 1 Coaching Accreditation is the minimum requirement for Sporting School Clinics

To complete the Level 1 Coaching Course you need to:

  1. Complete the Play by the Rules modules:

Your Certificates of Completion will need to be uploaded during the course registration.

  1. You will need to log into your Member Portal Profile to access the course.

Log into you Portal Profile by clicking here

If you do not have a Portal Profile, register by clicking here. 

  1. On the Dashboard of your Portal Profile, under Quick Menu you will find a Level 1 Foundation Coaching Course button.
  2. Complete the Course Registration Form, payment details and upload your Certificates of Completion for the Play by the Rules modules.
  3. Once submitted, you will be directed to My Courses where you will be able to complete the course.

Level 2 Coaching Course

This face-to-face, one day coaching course is designed to provide volleyball enthusiasts with a deeper understanding of volleyball coaching principles. VWA can organise this course for your group, club, school, or community group. 

Price: $137.50 for Platinum/Gold Members | $143 for Non-Members

The requirements to complete the Level 2 Coaching Course are:

  • Participants must have a valid Level 1 Coaching accreditation
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible.
  • If you are over the age of 18, you must have a Working with Children Check.
  • Completion of the Play by the Rules Harassment and Discrimination & Child Protection modules outlined below. *The Child Protection module is not required for those under the age of 18. 
  • Completion of the SportAus Community Coaching General Principles module outlined below (teachers are exempt from this pre-requisite).

To complete the Level 2 Coaching Course:

  1. If you have not done so previously, complete the Play by the Rules modules:

    2. Complete the SportAus Community Coaching General Principles course. You will need to provide a copy of your certificate of completion to the course presenter.

  1. Log into you Portal Profile by clicking here.  

If you do not have a Portal Profile, register by clicking here

  1. On the Dashboard of the Portal Profile, under Upcoming events, you will find the Level 2 Development Coaching Course event. Click Join.
  2. Complete the registration form and enter payment details.
  3. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Level 3 Coaching Course

This three-day face-to-face coaching course is the highest coaching qualification available through VWA and refines previously developed skills. The curriculum covers attacking and defensive system in both volleyball and beach volleyball, training and game coaching methodology, talent identification considerations, principles in performance analysis, athlete physical development and recovery systems, coach and athlete pathways.  

Price: $475

The requirements to complete the Level 3 Coaching Course are:

  • Participants must have a valid Level 2 Coaching accreditation
  • If you are over the age of 18, you must have a Working with Children Check.
  • Completion of the Play by the Rules Harassment and Discrimination & Child Protection
  • Completion of the SportAus Intermediate Coaching General Principles module (please note this is an additional $150 to complete). 

The next Level 3 Elite Coaching Course will be run on the 5th, 6th & 7th November 2021. Information can be found here. 

upcoming courses

Level 4 Coaching Course

Volleyball Australia is currently in the process of developing a Level 4 Coaching course criteria and process but does not currently offer this qualification.

COACHING RENEWAL

All Coaches must ensure they are fully accredited before undertaking any coaching activities. You can check the status of your accreditation via the Volleyball WA Member Portal.

Accreditation Level

Validity

Accreditation Renewal Process

Level 1

2 years

Complete the Level 1 Foundation Course online.

Level 2

4 years

If it is prior to the Level 2 Accreditation expiry date, you can purchase the Level 2 Re-Accreditation from the VWA Member Portal.

If it is within 4 years of the Level 2 Accreditation expiry date, you may complete a Renewal Competency Assessment* to renew your accreditation.

If it is beyond 4 years of the Level 2 Accreditation expiry date, you must complete the Level 2 course again or apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning exemption.

Level 3

4 years

If it is prior to the Level 3 Accreditation expiry date, you can purchase the Level 3 Re-Accreditation from the VWA Member Portal.

If it is within 4 years of the Level 3 Accreditation expiry date, you may complete a Renewal Competency* Assessment to renew your accreditation.

If it is beyond 4 years of the Level 3 Accreditation expiry date, you must complete the Level 2 course again or apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning exemption.

MEMBER PORTAL

For more information about the renewal process, please refer to Volleyball Australia’s Renewal Policy.

* There is an Administration Fee payable for all Competency Assessments which is paid directly with VWA (not through the portal).

To find out more please contact the office on 08 9228 8522 or email [email protected] .

Refereeing

Volleyball WA is invested in the development of volleyball referees throughout Western Australia.  To find out more about becoming a referee and what the benefits are click here.

A series of Volleyball Australia accredited referee courses are held throughout the year. To find your next course head to our calendar or email [email protected]

REFEREEING VOLLEYBALL

Level 1 Referee Course

This online referee course is designed to provide high school teachers and athletes a foundation in volleyball refereeing.

Price: $49.50

The requirements to complete the Level 1 Referee Course are:

  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age to be eligible.
  • If you are over the age of 18, you must have a Working with Children Check.
  • Completion of the Play by the Rules Harassment and Discrimination & Child Protection modules outlined below. *The Child Protection module is not required for those under the age of 18. 

 To complete the Level 1 Referee Course:

  1. Complete the Play by the Rules modules:

Your Certificates of Completion will need to be uploaded during the course registration.

  1. Log into you Portal Profile by clicking here

If you do not have a Portal Profile, register by clicking here. 

  1. On the Dashboard of your Portal Profile, under Quick Menu you will find a Level 1 Foundation Referee Course button.
  2. Complete the Registration Form and upload your Certificates of Completion for the Play by the Rules modules.
  3. Once submitted, you will be directed to My Courses where you will be able to complete the course.

Level 2 Referee Course:

This face-to-face, half day refereeing course is designed to provide volleyball enthusiasts with a deeper understanding of refereeing.

Price: $81.50 for Platinum/Gold Members | $86.50 for Non-Members

The requirements to complete the Level 2 Referee Course are:

  • Participants must have a valid Level 1 Referee accreditation
  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible.
  • If you are over the age of 18, you must have a Working with Children Check.
  • Completion of the Play by the Rules Harassment and Discrimination & Child Protection modules outlined below. *The Child Protection module is not required for those under the age of 18. 
  • Completion of the SportAus Community Officiating General Principles module outlined below (teachers are exempt from this pre-requisite).

 To complete the Level 2 Coaching Course you need to:

  1. If you have not done so previously, complete the Play by the Rules modules:
  1. Complete the SportAus Community Officiating General Principles course. You will need to provide a copy of your certificate of completion to the course presenter.
  1. Log into you Portal Profile by clicking here

If you do not have a Portal Profile, register by clicking here

  1. On the Dashboard of the Portal Profile, under Upcoming events, you will find the Level 2 Development Referee Course event. Click Join.
  2. Complete the registration form and enter payment details.
  3. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Level 3 and Level 4 Referees

Level 3 and Level 4 officials are considered national referees and are approved by Volleyball Australia’s Referee Committee (VARC).

To achieve Level 3 and Level 4 accreditation, a referee can be nominated by their State Volleyball Association, VARC, or themselves, in all cases, the nomination must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from the State Association. 

Officials must demonstrate competency in both theory and practical components and must provide evidence to VARC in order to be considered for upgrade.

For more information visit Volleyball Australia 

upcoming courses

 REFEREE RENEWAL

All Referee’s must ensure they are fully accredited before undertaking any refereeing activities. You can check the status of your accreditation via the Volleyball WA Member Portal.

Accreditation Level

Validity

Accreditation Renewal Process

Level 1

2 years

Complete the Level 1 Foundation Course online.

Level 2

4 years

If it is prior to the Level 2 Accreditation expiry date, you can purchase the Level 2 Re-Accreditation from the VWA Member Portal.

If it is within 4 years of the Level 2 Accreditation expiry date, you may complete a Renewal Competency Assessment to renew your accreditation.

If it is beyond 4 years of the Level 2 Accreditation expiry date, you must complete the Level 2 course again or apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning exemption.

Level 3

4 years

If it is prior to the Level 3 Accreditation expiry date, you can purchase the Level 3 Re-Accreditation from the VWA Member Portal.

If it is within 4 years of the Level 3 Accreditation expiry date, you may complete a Renewal Competency Assessment to renew your accreditation.

If it is beyond 4 years of the Level 3 Accreditation expiry date, you must complete the Level 2 course again or apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning exemption.

 

 MEMBER PORTAL

For more information about the renewal process, please refer to Volleyball Australia’s Renewal Policy.

To find out more please contact the office on 08 9228 8522 or email [email protected] .

Teacher PD

Volleyball WA hosts multiple Teacher PD courses throughout the school year. Open to both Primary and Secondary school teachers, participants can choose between an introductory or intermediate course.

To book into an upcoming course please check our calendar or email [email protected]

UPCOMING COURSES