What qualification do I need for football coaching in Australia?

What qualification do I need for football coaching in Australia?

So you have a burning passion for one of the football codes, be that AFL, rugby, soccer, touch football or wheelchair rugby. And you might have been thinking about studying for a bachelor degree in football coaching. But how do you translate that passion into a successful and sustainable career?

While passion is absolutely critical, so is choosing the right degree as well as ensuring you take advantage of as many coaching opportunities to give you the breadth of experience to stand out and succeed in a football coaching career.

On top of passion, the right degree and experience, a football coach needs to have the right skills in leadership, decision making, business savvy and organisation, and communication and collaboration.

As a football coach, being able to develop confidence and athletic performance within your team is just as important as being across the sport business, and club development and strategy.

Luckily, at ACPE we have the best degree in football coaching Australia has to offer. This degree provides our students with the critical foundation, practical experience and industry exposure needed to get the ball rolling on your football coaching career.

Become a football coach with ACPE’s Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance)

Our Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance) is a unique and specialised degree that gives our students the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare you for a diverse range of careers in the football coaching industry.

A full-time, three-year degree (or part-time equivalent), our degree explores a range of football codes (soccer, rugby league, rugby union, rugby 7s, wheelchair rugby, AFL, futsal, touch football) to learn how these global sports deliver exemplary practice in contexts such as coaching, community and participation, inclusion, management and leadership, sports science, and high performance.

We’ve collaborated with the football industry to design a course that will give our graduates the best chance at success, learning about how the current football industry functions and operates. You can rest assured that the content and outcomes are industry relevant and sought after – we know we offer one of the best football coaching training courses in the world!

Our classes are taught by industry experts and revolve around real-life case studies of football professionals, clubs and organisations.

But rest assured, this degree isn’t just learning theory or reading textbooks. We teach theory as well as practical, hands-on knowledge where you learn critical problem-solving skills, so that you graduate ready for entry into the job market. That’s why work-integrated learning placements are a key aspect of this degree, with students experiencing a minimum of 260 hours of placement in football environments.

At ACPE we’re proud that our overall graduate employment is a whopping 90.1%!

We also offer unrivalled industry exposure through our partnership network, such as with the West Tigers Football Club, Hills Football Association and our partnership with the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) International Academy, so that our students graduate with the best possible foundation to launch a career in the football coaching industry.

We’re proud of our partnership network and the opportunities they offer to our students. Through our partnership with LFC, our football coaching students not only graduate with a degree in sport coaching, but may obtain LFC coaching accreditation, work within the Academy and learn best practice from a premier league club like LFC.

The unique partnership between ACPE and the LFC International Academy provides both real industry experience via hands-on practical opportunities for our students, as well as excellent employment opportunities for our graduates.

With ACPE’s football coaching degree, the world is your oyster

With employment opportunities almost doubling for sport coaches and managers, there’s never been a better time to get qualified as a football coach. The opportunities in Australia and around the world are endless.

It doesn’t matter what football code you’re passionate about, the best football degree Australia has is offered by ACPE, where we can help make your dreams a reality.

With a football coaching degree, obviously you might want to become a head or assistant coach for one of the teams in the elite leagues, like the AFL or Rugby Union. But there’s so many more opportunities out there, including Participation Manager/Lead, Game Development Manager, Academy Coach and Manager, Community Program Manager, Player Pathway Coordinator, Welfare and Player Development Manager, Event/Program Coordinator, Coach Development/Education Manager, Female and Inclusion Officer, School Program Manager, Referee/Umpire Development Manager, Football Operations, Sport for Development Manager, and so much more.

There are also huge opportunities for further studies, especially if you’re looking to turbocharge your career to the elite levels, with a MBA (Masters of Business Administration), a Masters in Sports Coaching or a Masters in Football Business.

If you want to land your dream job and build a fantastic career in something you’re passionate about, the best degree for football coaching Australia has to offer is ACPE’s Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance).

Get in touch with one of our friendly team members to discuss if this bachelor degree in football coaching is right for you.

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