Coaching Courses

Football Australia has recently moved learning platforms to etrainu. If this is your first time accessing the platform, you will need to complete a couple of steps.

1. Use the link here to create a Play Football account and to register the person who will be completing the course.

2. After completing Step 1, you will need to wait 3-4 hours before being able to use the etrainu link here below to access the new learning platform. Please ensure you log in as a ‘Football Australia Learner’.

3. Visit the Find a Course page HERE to view all our upcoming coaching courses.

Foundation of Football Course

This course primarily targets coaches of children aged 5 to 11 years, however, it is also tailored to beginners and novices, making it suitable for adult teams with limited experience.

The Foundation of Football is a standalone course and not merely a module. The central focus of the course is to empower coaches to establish a safe and enjoyable environment for young players. It offers guidance on conducting engaging training sessions and provides pre-designed training plans for an entire season, alleviating coaches from the task of creating them themselves.

The practical component of the course encompasses various aspects of the game, such as playing formats and fundamental skills like dribbling, passing, receiving, and finishing. However, the primary emphasis is on coaching methods that foster an appropriate learning environment.

Foundation of Goalkeeping

The Foundation of Goalkeeping course is designed as the first accreditation step for coaches, parents or volunteers who work with goalkeepers of any standard across the country.

The training is designed with the player in mind and is based on how goalkeeper sessions should be delivered: safely and effectively and with a sense of fun.

The Foundation of Goalkeeping replaces the former community accreditation – Community Goalkeeper Coaching Certificate.

VSP#1 Foundation of Goalkeeping

Course #1

17th Mar 2024 8:30am – 4:30pm

Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood

Register Here

The Foundation of Goalkeeping course replaces the AFC/FA Level 1 GK course and is the minimum requirement for Football NSW competitions for 2024.



The first step on the Advanced Coaching pathway.

The main focus of the required coaching competency on the C Diploma is on the technical aspects of the game, which includes teaching the techniques of passing, receiving, striking the ball and running with the ball, along with defending techniques to regain possession. The required technical knowledge will be supported with an understanding of The Principles of Play and the fundamentals of coaching.

The minimum age to join the ‘C’ Diploma is 18 years old. The ‘C’ Diploma is a minimum of 60 hours in duration and is delivered in face to face contact over a period of several weeks or months.