Coaching Accreditations

HockeyEd is the collective name for the national coach, umpire, and technical accreditation training programs.

The programs operate within the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) and National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

 The HockeyEd umpire and coach training programs are competency based and are designed to reflect the modern game and the needs of hockey participants. These focus of these programs is developing practical skills and self-development, and thus ensure coaches, umpires, and technical officials are better prepared to meet the demands of the game.


HockeyEd Update

Keeping your HockeyEd information and details up to date is incredibly important. If you are a member of a Premier League or aspiring VicLeague 1 Club, your HockeyEd status contributes to your clubs ranking and position. To ensure that all of your details are correct, you can log on to your HockeyEd account and update them, we have produced a detailed guide on how to do so, please click here.


 

 

 

Commuity Coach

The Community Coach training program is designed to train coaches in the basic concepts of coaching including group management and organisation, conducting modified games, and activity safety and enjoyment.

It is an enjoyable and straightforward training program involving an online learning session, an applied learning quiz and a practical evaluation.

The program is directed towards teachers, parents and other new coaches who are involved in Hookin2Hockey and modified versions of the game.

The Community Coach training program can be accessed as an educational resource for currently accredited individuals, as well as being a training requirement for those wishing to obtain their Community Coach accreditation.

To begin the accreditation process, candidates must create a HockeyEd account, click the button bellow to do so. For a detailed guide on how to complete your Community Coach accreditation, please click here.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here.

Please not that this accreditation IS NOT compulsory to be eligible for a Level 1 Accreditation.

To submit your Community Coaching Accreditation documentation, please fill in the JotForm below.


Level 1 Coach

The Level 1 Coach training program is designed to train coaches in the fundamental concepts of coaching, including group management and organisation, developing effective training sessions, performing the role of match-day coach, and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of players.

The program is directed towards teachers, parents, players and coaches who are involved in coaching modified versions of the game or beginner level club hockey.

The Level 1 Coach training program can be accessed as an educational resource for currently accredited individuals, as well as being a training requirement for those wishing to obtain their Level 1 Coach accreditation.

Please click here for a detailed description of all the steps involved in gaining your Level 1 Coach accreditation.

Please click here to download your Level 1 Coach practical competency checklist.

Fees for this accreditation in 2019:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $65
Total: – $115

To submit your Level 1 Coaching Accreditation documentation, please fill in the JotForm below.


Level 2 Coach

The Level 2 Coach program is designed to train coaches in the essential concepts of coaching, including planning and conducting training sessions, match-day role, hockey skills and tactics, playing styles and structures, junior development, communication, risk management, and ethical responsibilities.

It is a comprehensive training program involving seminars, pre- and post-seminar requirements, and a practical assessment.

The program is directed towards coaches involved in the higher levels of club, school or representative hockey.

Candidates for the Level 2 Coach qualification must hold a valid Level 1 Coach qualification. Please click here for a detailed description of all the steps involved in gaining your Level 2 Coach accreditation.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here.

Fees for this accreditation in 2019:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $140
Total – $190

To submit your Level 2 Coaching Accreditation documentation, please fill in the JotForm below.


Advanced Coach

The Advanced Coach training program is designed to train coaches in the advanced concepts of coaching including self-management skills, skill and tactical development, playing styles and structures, player and team analysis, sports science and communication skills.

It is a comprehensive and challenging training program involving presentations by experts, workshop activities, applied learning, self-development requirements and significant pre and post course work.

The Advanced Coach qualification is for anyone who meets the criteria outlined below and wishes to further enhance their coaching knowledge and practice.

Candidates for the Advanced Coach qualification must hold a valid Level 2 Coach qualification or Recognition of Current Competency to Level 2 Coach level.

It must be noted that Hockey Victoria does not run Advanced Coaching Accreditations as they are conducted by Hockey Australia (HA), please email hockeyed@hockey.org.au, to enquire about upcoming Advanced Coaching Workshops.

Fees for this accreditation in 2018:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Australia Workshop – contact HA for pricing.


Renewal

Accreditations which have expired within the last 4 years are eligible for renewal if you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. Please download this form and have it signed by either an approved assessor or your club president. You will also need to complete the relevant Australian Sports Commission online learning and upload the accreditation via the form below.

Level 2 renewal applications will be verified by a member of HV staff to confirm you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. If it has been deemed that you have not satisfied this criteria, you will be asked to be practically assessed at the appropriate level.

Advanced Coach renewals will be verified by Hockey Australia to confirm you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. If it has been deemed that you have not satisfied this criteria, you will be asked to be practically assessed at the appropriate level, or apply for a Level 2 Coach Accreditation. Please contact hockeyed@hockey.org.au to enquire about renewing your Advanced Coach Accreditation, or moving to a Level 2.

If your accreditation has been expired for more than four years, or you have not been performing the role for the past 4 years at an appropriate level, you will need to request a practical assessment, and then once complete, submit it along with the relevant Australian Sports Commission online learning via the form below.


Recognition of Current Competency

The HockeyEd structure has been put in place to provide clear career pathways and structure for coaches and officials. It is however acknowledged that people have learned skills through many aspects of life experience and through other means e.g. University or TAFE study, teaching, playing sport etc. Hockey Victoria in conjunction with HA acknowledges these current competencies via this policy.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) is the acknowledgement of skills and knowledge obtained through formal training, work experience and/ or life experience. The purpose of the RCC process is to identify and assess previously acquired skills and knowledge pertinent to the competencies of a particular level of accreditation.

For RCC applications, please email gameeducation@hockeyvictoria.org.au


To submit your Level 2 Coaching Accreditation documentation, please fill in the following JotForm: