As a basketball coach in Australia, you will often form the first lasting impression that participants and their families have with our game.

Basketball throughout Australia relies on dedicated volunteers to teach people how to play the game and compete. We recognise there is a need to support these volunteers with high quality, consistent, accessible training. This is fundamental to the development of players, coaches, pathways in sport and of the game in Australia.

Whether you are coaching a team of beginners who are just learning to love the sport or a national team, we hope you enjoy coaching Everyone’s Game.


Basketball WA conduct a number of State and Nationally accredited courses during the year designed to increase the number of qualified coaches delivering and teaching to participants but also help individual coaches progress with their own development.

There are several levels of Coaching Accreditation with all requiring a Working with Children Check. Below is a quick summary of the current accreditation structure for basketball coaches in Australia.

KDBA endeavours to host at least one Community Coach and Club Coach course each year. We are also happy to organise additional courses should there be enough participants for the course.


    Formerly Level 0

    Recommended for all coaches before commencing interaction with players.


    This is the introductory level course which is designed to cover General Principles of Coaching while encompassing basketball specific fundamentals and exploring the role of the coach. Candidates must be at least turning 13 years of age in the year of the course enrolled and no specific basketball background is required. Club coaches, parents, teachers, and secondary students with an interest in sports coaching are ideally suited for this course.


    Formerly Level 1

    Recommended for club level coaches and novice representative coaches.


    This is a Nationally Accredited course by the Australian Sports Commission through its National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). Candidates need to have completed the Community Coach Course and maintained coaching for at least 12 months before applying for this course. Mature-age applicants may apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) with the relevant reasons in their application.


    The course takes 15 hours to complete and involves both on-court and off-court components in its content. Typically coaches in representative’s sides such as WABL should have this level of accreditation as a minimum.


    Formerly Level 2

    Recommended for established representative coaches and NITP coaches.


    This is advanced 21 hour course that is designed to elevate a coach’s understanding to the standard of the athletes they are coaching. Typically, coaches who are looking to be involved in State teams, various State Leagues (SBL, ABA) and National Leagues (WNBL, NBL) would benefit from completing this course.


    There are certain prerequisites in choosing to apply for this level of accreditation. Please contact Basketball WA for more information on enrolling for the Association Coach Course.


    Recommended for club level coaches in Basketball Australia’s national team programs.


    An honorary accreditation by Basketball Australia.