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EliteEdge Pathways

Qualifications in Sport Coaching
(Football-Specific)

The Program Benefits

Dual Qualification

Upon completion, students achieve Certificates II and III in Sport Coaching (Football Specific), including 8 QCE Credits.

Football-Specific

All learning resources and assessments are tailored to the specifics of football, ensuring complete engagement from the learners.

Certificate II in Sport Coaching

The customised Certificate II in Sport Coaching (SIS20122) qualification can be delivered separately as a STANDALONE PROGRAM including 4 QCE Credits.

Face-to-Face Delivery

In-person delivery by nationally and internationally recognised coaches with extensive experience in schools.


Football-Specific Resources and Face-to-Face Delivery.
Designed to Engage Every Learner.


The Program Snapshot

Our program offers customised resources delivered by professional coaches so that every learner is engaged and able to pursue their love for the game of Football. 

Daniel Mahoney
Senior Coach

EliteEdge Pathways  Course Snapshot

Certificate II in Sport Coaching +
Certificate III in Sport Coaching

Practical qualifications in football coaching delivered by Football Professionals.

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OVERVIEW

EliteEdge Pathways Dual Qualification is designed for young individuals eager to explore the intersection of football, education, and career opportunities. This program serves as a gateway to new horizons, offering guidance and support in navigating the path to a fulfilling future.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Blended delivery of the Certificate II & III in Sport Coaching
  • Stand-alone of the Certificate II in Sport Coaching (VETiS Funded)
  • Delivered Face-to-Face by Accredited Football Australia Coaches with international and domestic playing experience.
  • Learning resources & assessments fully customised to be football-specific.
  • Foundations in Football - Essential Skills Course (non-accredited), issued by Australian Football.
  • Community Coaching - Essential Skills (non-accredited), issued by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
  • First Aid Certification: HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • Successful completion may contribute towards a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

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WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Year 10, 11 or 12 students with a passion for Football.
  • Desiring Nationally Accredited Qualifications in Football Coaching.
  • 8 QCE credits for dual qualification or 4 QCE credits for the Certificate II in Sport Coaching.
  • Wanting practical knowledge, skills and experience as a Football Coach.
  • Coaching Pathways into Football Clubs and Organisations.
TERTIARY ENTRANCE PATHWAYS:
  • Sports Coaching;
  • Sports Science;
  • Sports Management;
  • Sports Development.

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DUAL AWARD IN SPORT COACHING

REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION:

  • YDAT (RTO #31892)
  • Delivered in partnership with:
    • The Solution Network Australia Foundation (ABN 47 753 667 350) &
    • EliteEdge Football Academy

CODES:

  • SIS20321
  • SIS30521

DELIVER FORMAT:

  • 4 Terms
  • 4-hours per week



UNITS OF COMPETENCY:

  • Dual Award - 11 Units
    • Core - 7 Units
    • Electives - 4 Units

SUITABLE YEAR LEVEL:

  • Year 10, 11 and 12

QCE OUTCOME:

  • Maximum 8 QCE Credits

DELIVERY MODE:

  • Practical and Online Learning
  • Portfolio-based Assessments
  • Practical Demonstrations and Observations

COST (Fee-for-Service):

  • $2500.00 Per Student
  • Cert II (VETiS Funded)
  • Practical Demonstrations and Observations
    • Payment Plans Available
    • Includes: Football Kit, First Aid & CPR, Foundations in Football & Community Coaching Certification

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CERTIFICATE II IN SPORT COACHING

REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION:

  • YDAT (RTO #31892)
  • Delivered in partnership with:
    • The Solution Network Australia Foundation (ABN 47 753 667 350) &
    • EliteEdge Football Academy

CODE:

  • SIS20321

DELIVER FORMAT:

  • 2 Terms
  • 4-hours per week



UNITS OF COMPETENCY:

  • SIS20321 - 7 Units
    • Core - 3 Units
    • Electives - 4 Units

SUITABLE YEAR LEVEL:

  • Year 10, 11 and 12

QCE OUTCOME:

  • 4 QCE Credits

Delivery Mode:

  • Practical and Online Learning
  • Portfolio-based Assessments
  • Practical Demonstrations and Observations

COST:

  • VETiS Funded
    • +$100 Foundations in Football
    • +$120 for Training Kit
    • Includes: First Aid & CPR & Community Coaching Certification

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BENEFITS FOR YOUR SCHOOL.

  • Football-specific customised learning resources and assessments.
  • Can be delivered as standalone qualifications for either the Cert II or III.
  • Face-to-face delivery by qualified Football Australia Coaches.
  • All resources provided including:
    • Football equipment and training kit
    • Coaching documents & equipment
    • Practical placement supervision
    • Outcome reporting
    • VET Coordinator assessment & outcomes access
    • Qualification reporting and certificate provisioning
    • QCE outcome reports

According to the Australian Government's Labour Market Insights, employment for Sports Coaches, Instructors, and Officials is projected to increase to 48,400 by 2027. This occupation is expected to experience very strong future growth.

Tailored Resources for Football Coaches

EliteEdge Pathways is a specialised Dual Qualification program for aspiring professional football players, combining the SIS20321 Certificate II in Sport Coaching and SIS30421 Certificate III in Sport Coaching.

Our customised resources include football-specific learning materials developed by accredited coaches, digital platforms for online learning and video analysis, and access to state-of-the-art equipment. These resources ensure that students receive high-quality, industry-relevant education that is both engaging and practical.

EliteEdge Pathways

Our assessment tools are designed to meet ASQA standards, focusing on practical application and continuous feedback. Students compile portfolios demonstrating their skills, participate in practical coaching sessions, and receive regular feedback from coaches and peers. Practical observations are conducted during training sessions and actual games, assessing students’ ability to apply coaching techniques and manage game dynamics.

These methods ensure that students are not only learning theoretical concepts but are also gaining valuable hands-on experience.

We prioritise compliance with ASQA regulations, ensuring all assessments are fair, valid, and conducted by qualified assessors. The program includes specific practical requirements such as first aid scenarios, workplace safety demonstrations, and extensive practical training hours.

By providing robust support systems and continuously updating our resources, we ensure that students are well-prepared for a career in professional football while meeting all regulatory standards.

Dual Certificate in
Sport Coaching

SIS20321 + SIS30521

11 Units of Competency
7 Core & 4 Elective Units

Some units listed are recognised in both qualifications.
Students are only required to complete these units once to meet the requirements of this dual award.

CORE UNITS

This unit covers the skills and knowledge needed to administer first aid to an injured person following the guidelines set by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national clinical bodies. It applies to anyone who may need to provide first aid in various situations, such as in the community or workplace.

NOTE: This unit is standard to both Certificates II & III.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills, and knowledge required to follow organisational policies and procedures for safe work practices as a football coach.

This unit outlines the skills and knowledge required to meet Australian sports industry expectations for a community football coach, including legal and ethical responsibilities and teamwork.

NOTE: This unit is standard to both Certificates II & III.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify business risks and apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role.

This unit defines the skills and knowledge necessary for employees to engage in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, as well as that of others. The unit is relevant to all workers who need to know about workplace health and safety (WHS) to perform their work, whether under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

This unit covers the skills and knowledge needed to customise football coaching practices to suit individual participant requirements from various population groups and ability levels.

This unit outlines the performance expectations, skills, and knowledge needed to meet the standards of a coach, and to self-evaluate in order to continuously improve coaching practice and performance. It involves interpreting information from the sports industry and developing the necessary knowledge base to support coaching practice and performance.

ELECTIVE UNITS

This unit provides the performance standards, skills, and knowledge required to plan and conduct football-specific coaching sessions for beginners. It applies to individuals serving as assistant coaches under supervision within the Australian Football Industry, including those who work at football clubs and organisations on a voluntary or professional basis.

NOTE: This unit is standard to both Certificates II & III.

This unit provides the performance expectations, skills, and knowledge required to plan and oversee strength and conditioning coaching sessions tailored specifically for football at the foundational level. It is intended for individuals in supervised positions as assistant coaches within the Australian football industry, especially those employed or volunteering at community-based football clubs and organisations.

NOTE: This unit is standard to both Certificates II & III.

This unit outlines the requirements for coaching football participants to prepare for and take part in a competition. It is relevant to those in community-based coaching roles within the Australian Football Industry.

NOTE: This unit is standard to both Certificates II & III.

This unit provides the expected performance outcomes, skills, and knowledge necessary for coaching football participants up to an intermediate level. It encompasses the planning, preparation, delivery, and assessment of individual sessions. It is applicable to individuals operating in coaching capacities within the Australian Football Industry, particularly in community-based settings like football clubs and organisations.

Individuals who complete this unit typically operate autonomously.

16 hours of practical experience as an Assistant Community Coach for Foundational & Intermediate Players.

Job-ready Skills:

  • Instruction is provided by dedicated industry professionals boasting extensive experience in sports coaching
  • Effective communication to foster a supportive and motivating coaching environment.

Cost (Fee-for-Service)
$2,500.00 per student

Certificate II - VETiS Funded

Students access their VETiS funding to subsidies the total course fees.

Payment plans available

We can provide various payment options to suit all students and families.

Fees Include

Football Kit, First Aid, Foundations in Football & Community Coaching Certifications

Access to Online Training Portal

Our online Learning Management System contains all learning resources, assessment items and access for VET Coordinators to monitor student performance and outcomes.

Standalone Qualification

This customised qualification can be delivered separately as a standalone certificate.

Certificate II in Sport Coaching (SIS20122).

Certificate II in Sport Coaching (SIS20321)
7 Units of Competency (3 Core & 4 Electives)

CORE UNITS

  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
  • SIRXWHS001 - Work safely
  • SISSSCO002 - Work in a community coaching role

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • SISSSCO001 - Conduct sport coaching sessions with foundation level participants
  • SISSATH001 - Conduct athletics coaching sessions with foundation level participants
  • SISSSCO016 - Coach participants in sport competition
  • SISSSCO012 - Coach sport participants up to intermediate level
  • 14 hours of practical experience as an Assistant Community Football Coach for Foundational & Intermediate Players.

Cost
VETiS Funded

Certificate II - VETiS Funded

Students access their VETiS funding. The VETiS also covers the First Aid & the AIS Community Coaching Certifications.

+$100.00

Foundations in Football (Football Australia).

+$120.00

Football Training Kit.

Access to Online Training Portal

Our online Learning Management System contains all learning resources, assessment items and access for VET Coordinators to monitor student performance and outcomes.

EliteEdge Pathways

Team

David Fraser

David focuses on adding value to those desiring to achieve by promoting “peace of mind” strategies. David’s professional background combines government, corporate and small business experience.

In 2005, his philanthropic work led to the establishment of The Solution Network Australia Foundation, which focused on supporting communities, promoting their strengths, engaging with their young people, and helping create jobs.

David has contributed to research on stress-onset psychological and biological barriers to high performance. David has honed a set of core competencies, and using a hands-on approach, he has found long-lasting benefits for those he supports.

David plays a pivotal role in all training and assessment development aspects, including continuous improvement and training compliance.

David Fraser
Program Lead
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Sports Science (Exercise Science)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (Neuroscience)
  • Trainer & Assessor (TAE)
  • Football Australia/AFC C Diploma
  • Diploma of Community Development.
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Working With Children Check.

Specialisation:
  • High-Performance Mindset
  • Research Director.

Tanya Fraser

With an extensive career spanning 25+ years in business and leadership, Tanya has honed her expertise in developing and executing exceptional people-led strategic plans.

Her skill set includes talent acquisition and retention, implementing training programs, coaching and skill development to drive business growth, advocacy, and fostering a culture of excellence.

Tanya’s experience within one of Australia’s largest and high-performing financial institutions, Westpac Banking Corporation, equipped her with the strategic acumen, stakeholder influence, and confidence to establish and excel in her role as the head of Kinetic Solutions, a consultancy firm specialising in training, coaching, and mentoring.

Tanya is responsible for student recruitment, collaborations, partner and brand management, and parent/guardian support.

Tanya Fraser
Program Coordinator
Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Trainer & Assessor (TAE)
  • Diploma of Financial Advising (Financial Planning and Services).
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Working With Children Check.

Specialisation:
  • School and Parent Liason
  • Training & Assessment Compliance
  • RTO Administration

Daniel Mahoney

Daniel is a distinguished former professional football player with an impressive 17-year career encompassing over 600 games across various levels.

He commenced his career at 16, earning a professional contract and playing before vast audiences, including the FA Cup, alongside exceptional teammates.

Daniel has since held coaching contracts in private-sector football academies, schools, local grassroots clubs, and community leagues. His extensive experience in the field has enriched his expertise and knowledge of the sport.

Danny is responsible for all aspects of player development, including curriculum and coaching improvement, player assessments, and training plans.

Daniel Mahoney
Senior Coach
Playing Career:
  • Wigan Athletic Youth
  • Blackpool Youth
  • Morecambe Football Club
  • Chester Football Club
  • AFC Fylde Football Club
  • Bamber Bridge Football Club - (Semi-Professional)
  • Lancaster City (Semi-Professional)
  • Armadale Soccer Club - NPL Western Australia

Qualifications:
  • Football Australia/AFC C Diploma
  • FA Level 1&2 (UK)
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Working With Children Check.