Accreditation

National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS)

The NCAS is a program of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), recognised by the Australian and all State and Territory Governments.

As part of their duty of care, providers of public venues are progressively adopting policies requiring persons coaching activities within their premises to be accredited. The Australian Jujitsu Federation (AJF) administers the NCAS throughout Australia for Jujitsu and related martial arts including: Aikido, Hapkido, Kenpo jujitsu, Aiki jujutsu, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu,through the support of its principal member school.

To select the right course level for yourself, before completing your registration to attend
please read the details below

Membership –  To achieve and retain accreditation you do need to be a member within either a member school or an associate member school of the AJF – refer to either ‘Find a School’ or ‘Membership’ on this website.

Course Registration – By completing and submitting the registration form, which may be emailed to admin@jujitsu.com.au    The cost is $285.00 for attending the Level 1 or the level 2 course.  Registration and payment is required to be received in full not later than five weeks before the advertised course date – payment options and details are included on the registration form. Course registration includes:

  • Attendance
  • All course materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea (lunch is not provided)
  • Registration with the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) upon satisfactory completion of all assessment
  • Linked to your school, accreditation is valid for four-years.

Please note: Registrations are not transferable between parties and if you are unable to attend please see the AJF Refund and Cancellation Policy. Refund and Cancellation Policy – The AJF Refund policy is limited to the following circumstances and time-frames:

  • Notification of withdrawal in writing 4 weeks prior to course date  REFUND LESS $ 25.00
  • Notification of withdrawal less than 4 weeks prior to course date  NO REFUND.  Where due to special and unavoidable circumstance consideration may be given to providing a credit, less $75.00 towards the next available course within 18 months.

Additional information

  • Working with Children

If you will be coaching children (persons below the age of 18-years) or it is a requirement of your school, you will need to attain the appropriate authority / clearance as stipulated for the State you live in. Confirmation may be provided at or after the NCAS course prior to issue of accreditation.

  • First Aid Certificate

Level 2 accredited coaches are required to hold a St. John or equivalent senior first aid plus certificate.  Confirmation may be provided at or after the NCAS course prior to issue of accreditation.

  • School Credentials

An accredited coach will be coaching within a member or associate member school that has provided evidence of : grade and lineage for the head of that school in Australia; formal structure; satisfactory rules of grading; and details of the schools criteria for grade progression.

Note.  This criteria has already been satisfied by all ‘member schools’, and many ‘associate member schools’  and if not already satisfied may be provided after the NCAS course prior to issue of accreditation.

  • Accreditation Levels

Within the approved AJF program of accreditation Level 1 and Level 2 may be achieved through satisfactory completion of this course.  Note. A person is not required to first attend a level 1 course if they qualify to attend Level 2.

NCAS Criteria for Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Accreditation

Which course is right for you – Level 1 or Level 2

NCAS Accredited Assistant Coach – Level 1 This course is suitable for persons (minimum age 17-years) who have attained an appropriate senior grade below black belt, as determined by the associate or member school and agreed with the AJF … and who will be assisting with the coaching within a school (club) with a more senior accredited coach in attendance.  Note if you have attained a Dan grade then Level 1 is not available; and if your grade is equivalent to a high Kyu rank you should confirm the suitability of Level 1 to your situation.

Additional Information – The course duration is one-day starting at 7:45 am and concluding at 6:00 pm. This is the first day of a two-day course, with all requirements for Level 1 accreditation including a mentored assessment, being satisfied within the first day. Assistant coach candidates are however encouraged to attend the full second day of the course, which will provide credit for progression to a Coach Level 2 – without the requirement to re-attend if progressed within two-years.

Level 1 Course Objectives Include

1. The Role of a Coach – Understand the role of an accredited coach / official, and the skills required to be an effective practitioner.

  • Understand the role and structure of the AJF and the requirements for accreditation
  • A personal commitment to a code of behaviour
  • Identify the roles and information needs of the coach
  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Demonstrate awareness of the officiating program.

2. Working with Children – understand the special requirements of coaching children.

  • Be aware of the legal responsibilities of the Coach
  • Appreciate why children participate.

3. Planning in Coaching – Provide a safe and healthy learning environment

  • Planning for success
  • Session planning for developing students through a schools grading system and authority, to the level as determined by personal grade and competency.
  • Review your approach to coaching
  • Improving your coaching performance.

4. Effective Communication – Use a range of communication, coaching and behaviour management strategies, while coaching an individual or group.

  • Understand factors that enhance effective communication
  • Working with associations, students, parents, officials, and administrators
  • Effective management and organisation of a class or group
  • Managing both individual and group behaviour

(5. and 6. Level 2)

7. Physiology and Human Movement Part 1 – Basic Anatomy

  • Outline the basic anatomy of the human body and the application to your discipline.

8. Managing the Environment – Safety, Legislation and Risk Management

  • Implement health care and injury management procedures
  • Explain and implement the legal responsibilities of the coach and or official
  • Develop a Risk Management Plan.

NCAS Accredited Coach – Level 2 This course is suitable for persons (minimum age 18-years) who have attained an appropriate senior grade level as determined by the associate or member school and agreed with the AJF.   Achieving Level 1 is not a prerequisite for Level 2.

Additional Information – The course duration is two-days (see note below) starting at 7:45 am and concluding by 6:00 pm both days. Plus there will be post-course assignments that include the conduct of a coaching session to be assessed by a nominated mentor, details on venue and date for assessment will be confirmed at the course.

Level 2 Course – Day 1 Objectives Modules 1 to 8 Include

Level 2 Course – Day 1 Objectives Modules 1 to 8 Include:

1.   The Role of a Coach – Explain the role of an accredited coach / official, and the skills required to be an effective practitioner.

  • Understand the role and structure of the AJF and the requirements for accreditation
  • A personal commitment to a code of behaviour
  • Identify the roles and information needs of the coach
  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Demonstrate awareness of the officiating program.

2.   Working with Children – understand the special requirements of coaching children.

  • Be aware of  the legal responsibilities of the Coach
  • Appreciate why children participate.

3.   Planning in Coaching – Provide a safe and healthy learning environment

  • Planning for success
  • Session planning for developing students through a schools grading system and authority, to the level as determined by personal grade and competency.
  • Review your approach to coaching
  • Improving your coaching performance.

4.   Effective Communication – Use a range of communication, coaching and behaviour management strategies, while coaching an individual or group.

  • Understand factors that enhance effective communication
  • Working with associations, students, parents, officials, and administrators
  • Effective management and organisation of a class or group
  • Managing both individual and group behaviour.

5.   Energy for Sport

  • Assist students to use nutritional strategies for sports performance.

6.   Introduction to Physiology

  • Outline the fundamentals of the energy system
  • Identify the balance between each of the components of fitness and the types of strength within the style of your school
  • Develop appropriate exercise with attention to growth and development.

7.   Physiology and Human Movement Part 1 – Basic Anatomy

  • Outline the basic anatomy of the human body and the application to your discipline.

8.   Managing the Environment – Safety, Legislation and Risk Management

  • Implement health care and injury management procedures
  • Explain and implement the legal responsibilities of the coach and or official
  • Develop a Risk Management Plan.

Level 2 course – Day 2 objectives modules 9 to 12 include:

(NOTE. Level 1 candidates are encouraged to attend Day 2)

9.   Introduction to Learning and Performance Psychology

  • A definition – Human behaviour and Motivation
  • Understand the stages of learning in developing a student
  • Understand the theory and application of the principles of perception, evaluation, decision and response/reaction
  • Appreciate the physiological factors affecting reaction
  • Understand an example of motivation reinforcement theory.

10.  Physiology and Human Movement – Part 2 – Biomechanics  motion, centralisation, ki

  • Recognise structures and movement of the body in order to analyse performance
  • Prepare for conducting a coaching session and teaching the basic biomechanics of a technique.

11.  Human Movement – Part 3 – Skills (Qualitative) Analysis

  • Understand the importance of the three phases: preparatory, execution, and follow-through … to the analyse of performance
  • Breakdown the components and specific skills to be taught in coaching a given technique.

12.  Skills Analysis and Coaching : throwing, projections, sweeps, take-downs, immobilisations, grappling,

  • Breakdown the components and specific skills to be taught in coaching/teaching a given technique
  • Conduct a coaching session to teach the key principles and aspects of a selected technique
  • Analyse the performance and identify the key factors of a particular skill.

Level 1 to Level 2 progression with full course attendance credit (see above) Candidate needs to register for an advertised course that falls within the stipulated two-year period and confirm their credit entitlement.  They will not be attending the course however will be included with those candidates completing the Level 2 assignment criteria.  The re-accreditation fee will be $45.00 which is to be paid prior to the advertised date of the course.

Current Level 2 Renewal First day morning concession – an accredited Coach Level 2 who has not satisfied the Update criteria for re-accreditation over the 4-years, and registers to re-attend a course … provided their accreditation is renewed prior to the expiry of four-years they may choose not to attend the morning session on the first day … these modules are noted above module 1 to 4 inclusive.  The required time for attendance on Day-one would therefore be by 12:30 pm in-lieu of 7:45 am.

INQUIRIES AND MORE INFORMATION If you have a question or seeking clarification … please contact your State Representative or State Director … refer to CONTACT on this website, or use the ‘Contact by Email’ option on the same page.

Updated November 2016

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